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

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Perrin, ed., History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois ( Chicago, 1883), pp. 60, 64-65; Benjamin P. Thomas, ed., Three Years with Grant as Recalled by War Correspondent Sylvanus Cadwallader (New York, 1955), pp. 106-7.

To Col. John Cook
Head Quarters Dist S. E. Mo
Cairo Sept 18th 1861
COL

Enclosed you will find charges against a prisoner who I wish you to take with you to Cape Girardeau and there held untill such time as you can send him with those now in your charge to Saint Louis Arsenal for trial.

Report at these Head Quarters the hour you will leave and the name of the Boat and the Prisoners will be sent to you there

Yours &c
U. S. GRANT
Brig Genl Com
To Col Jno Cook
Comdg U. S. Forces
Cape Girardeau Mo

Copies, DLC-USG, V, 1, 2, 3, 77; DNA, RG 393, USG Letters Sent. On Sept. 18, 1861, Capt. John A. Rawlins for USG wrote to Col. John Cook. "You will send G. M. Beattie T. B. Turnbaugh and J. Wood to Saint Louis. A copy of charges must accompany them together with the names of the witnesses and where to be found. They will be sent under charge of an officer an such other Prisoners as may in your judgment should be sent there for trial will accompany them" Copies, ibid.

On Sept. 20, Cook wrote to the commanding officer, St. Louis Arsenal. "In pursuance to orders from Head Quarters S. E. Mo. Brig. Genl. U. S. Grant Comdg, I have this day forwd. to St. Louis Arsenal certain Prisoners of War together with Charges &c accompaning, which I hope may prove satisfactory—" ALS, ibid., RG 109, Records of the U. S. War Dept. Relating to Confederates, Union Provost Marshal's Citizens File. The names of the prisoners are given as Joseph Hunter, George M. Beattie, Thomas B. Turnbold, and James Woods. On Sept. 25, Cook wrote to USG transmitting "Statements in reference to Major Beattie who was arrested, tried, and discharged." DLC-USG, V, 10; DNA, RG 393, USG Register of Letters Received. See letter to Col. John Cook, Sept. 12, 1861.

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