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

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To Brig. Gen. John A. McClernand

Hd Qrs. Dist. S. E. Mo.
Cairo, Sept 27th 1861

The proceedings of the Court Martial refered to are just in and I am now reviewing them. In the case of Ewing the Court have found him guilty as charged and sentence him to be drumed out of service.

U. S. GRANT
Brig. Gen. Com.

AES, McClernand Papers, IHi. On reverse of Brig. Gen. John A. McClernand to USG, Sept. 26, 1861. "Will you please inform me what sentence was passed upon Andrew J. Ewing, of the 7th Regiment, Iowa Volunteers, by the General Court Martial. He is confined in the Guard house and I have not been notified of any sentence having been passed against him." LS, ibid. On Oct. 7, Capt. John A. Rawlins for USG issued special orders that Private Andrew J. Ewing, 7th Iowa, be drummed out of service in the presence of his regt. Copies, DLC-USG, V, 16, 16, 77, 82; DNA, RG 393, USG Special Orders.

To Lt. Col. Marcellus M. Crocker
Head Quarters Dist S. E. Mo
Cairo Sept 27th 1861
SPECIAL ORDER

Lt Col M. M. Crocker of the 2nd Regiment of Iowa Vols, will proceed immediately to Saint Louis Mo, and collect together there the sick of his Regiment and forward to this place by River such as are likely to be soon fit for duty. This done he will proceed to Ironton Mo, and there get all the sick of his Regiment, left at that place and bring them to St Louis where those unfit for duty will be left in Hospital the remainder will be forwarded to their Regiment.

Upon his return Col Crocker will detain the Boat upon which he may return at Cape Girardeau sufficient time to get the sick of

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