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 beenarrested 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.
Head Quarters Dist S. E. Mo|
Cairo Sept 16th 1861|
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.