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

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opportunity occurs for them to rejoin their Regiments" ALS, McClernand Papers, IHi. On Sept. 17, McClernand wrote to USG. "W. H. Rice and Walter G. Adams are prisoners in the Guard House on charge of desertion six weeks since, having been

arrested at Norfolk. They await your orders for trail." Copy, ibid. On Sept. 18, Rawlins wrote to Col. John B. Turchin. "I am instructed by Brig Genl U. S. Grant comdg to inform you that four Privates belonging to your Regiment are her viz James Atherton Co "C," Isaac Binister Co "B," W. H. Rice and Walter Adams, the former two have been detailed for 'Hospital Service' and the latter two have been attached to an artillery company in Col Waagners Command, untill an opportunity is offered to forward them to their Regt under your command" Copies, DLC-USG, V, 1, 2, 3, 77; DNA, RG 393, USG Letters Sent.

To Col. Michael K. Lawler
Head Quarters Dist S. E. Mo
Cairo Sept 16th 1861
SPECIAL ORDER

Adjutant Fondy 1 of the 18th Ill Vol is hereby authorized and appointed to swear into the service of the United States Capt U. M. Lawrence 2 and company whenever it may number twenty‐ five men.

After being sworn in the comy of subsistence at Mound City will issue Rations on returns signed by Capt Lawrence and approved by the comdg officer of the Post.

Morning Reports must accompany and compare with the Provision Returns

U. S. GRANT
Brig Genl Com
To Col M. K. Lawler
Comdg 18th Ill Vols
Mound City Ills

Copies, DLC-USG, V, 15, 16, 77, 82; DNA, RG 393, USG Special Orders.

1.
William B. Fondey of Springfield, Ill.
2.
Lawrence was apparently unsuccessful. He may be Uriah M. Lawrence, later capt., 107th Ill.

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