baggage of the 12th Ill. Vols. and will take the whole to Paducah at once.
|U. S. GRANT|
|Brig. Gen. Com.|
|To Gen. McClernand|
ALS, McClernand Papers. IHi.
Head Quarters Dist. S. E. Mo|
Cairo Sept 6, 1861|
Take possession of the wharf boats at the landing and make use of them for store houses
I would recommend that you have your captured stores and all others sent to these boats immediately to guard against losing them.
I send you five companies of Col Oglesby's Regt. 1 without baggage and I want them returned by the same boat that takes Smith's regiment
I can send you one or two companies of Cavalry in a day or two and am in hopes 2 more pieces of artillery will be added to the battery you now have—
|U S. GRANT|
|Brig Gen Comg|
|To Gen Paine|
|Comg Post Paducah Ky. —|
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 1, 2, 3, 77; DNA, RG 94, War Records Office, Union Battle Reports; ibid., RG 393, USG Letters Sent. O. R., I, iv, 198. On Sept. 6,