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

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take Capt Buels company of artillery to Paducah to night from Birds Point" Copies, DLC-USG, V, 1, 2, 3, 77; DNA, RG 393, USG Letters Sent.

See letter to Brig. Gen. John A. McClernand, Sept. 14, 1861.
To Brig. Gen. John A. McClernand
Head Quarters, Dist. S. E. Mo.
Cairo, Sept. 16th 1861

The prisoners belonging to Col. Heckers Regiment can follow the regiment to day in charge of the officer left by Col. Hecker in charge of his baggage.

Your Obt. Svt.
Brig. Gen. Com
To Gen. J. A. McClernand
Comd.g Post
Cairo Ill.

ALS, McClernand Papers, IHi.

There was further correspondence concerning the prisoners of the other regt. which left the District of Southeast Mo. On Sept. 17, 1861, Capt. John A. Rawlins wrote to Brig. Gen. John A. McClernand. "Your note of this date relating to the Prisoners W. H. Rice and Walter G. Adams said to be deserters from the 19th Regiment Co. G. Ill Vol Col Turchin comdg were duly received were duly received and I am instructed to say to you to forward them by the most direct and usual Rail Road route to Washington City D. C. where their Regt was ordered.

as the witnesses (if any) of their desertion are most likely to be. You will place Tickets for their transportation in the hands of the Officer of the Guard with instructions with instructions to take them from the Guard House tomorrow and put them on the Cars for Washington City D. C. to join their Regt and furnished with three days rations" Copy, DLC-USG, V, 77, marked "This order has been countermanded by order of Brig Genl Grant." On Sept. 17, 1st Lt. Clark B. Lagow wrote to McClernand. "I am directed by Genl Commanding to say to you that the men left by the 19th Regt Ill Vol as prisoners or through negligence on their part will be assigned to other Regiments have those that were detained by good and sufficient reasons will be detailed as Hospital nurses untill


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