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

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To Col. William H. L. Wallace
Head Quarters Dist S. E. Mo
Cairo Sept 23d 1861
COL

Move the portion of your Regiment now at Birds Point to the support of Col Oglesby at Norfolk. I want a reconnoisance made to night and if it appears that the Rebels are crossing the River in force I want the whole command moved to Birds Point in the morning.

U. S. GRANT
Brig Gnl Com
To Col W. H. L. Wallace
Comdg Bird Point Mo

Copies, DLC-USG, V, 1, 2, 3, 77; DNA, RG 393, USG Letters Sent. O. R., I, iii, 503.

General Orders No. 9
Head Quarters Dist S. E. Mo
Cairo Sept 24th, 1861
GENERAL ORDERS NO 9

The President of the United States having appointed Thursday the 26th inst as a day of Humiliation, Prayer and

giving Fasting for all the people of the nation and reccomend that if be observed and kept in all humility and with all religious solemnity to the end that the united prayer of the nation might ascend to the Throne of Grace and bring down plentiful blessings upon our own country;

It is therefore ordered, That the day be properly observed by the several commands of this district that all military duty be suspended except such as may be forced upon us by unavoidable

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