The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: April-September 1861 - Vol. 2

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To Brig. Gen. John A. McClernand
Head Quarters Dist S. E. Mo
Cairo Sept 13th 1861
SPECIAL ORDERS

The Troops now at Fort Holt Ky, with the exception of the 24th Ill Vol Col Hecker commanding, the detachment of artillery and Capt Delano's 1 company of Cavalry will march tomorrow and take position at Fort Jefferson Ky.

Colonel Ross will select the position for the camp establish guards and make all needful regulations for the new camp

The movement will be protected from the water by Gun Boat Taylor 2

By Order of Brig Genl Grant
WM. S. HILLYER
Capt & Aid de Camp
To Brig Genl McClernand
Comd.g Post
Cairo Ills
DS, McClernand Papers, IHi.
1.
Capt. Sterling P. Delano, 2nd Ill. Cav.
2.
When Commander John Rodgers purchased the steamer A. O. Tyler for conversion to a gunboat, he suggested that a change of name to "Taylor" might be auspicious. O. R. (Navy), I, xxii, 283. He based his recommendation on the decision of former President John Tyler to support the Confederacy. The gun- boat was known officially as Tyler, but Rodger's recommendation was not entirely ignored: there are frequent references to the gunboat as "Taylor" in military records.

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