some intelligent Officer to Genls.Sherman & McClernand who will be instructed to support your further advance with Infantry.
Your Obt Servant
U S GRANT
Major Gen. Comdg
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 1, 2, 3, 86; DNA, RG 393, USG Letters Sent. See preceding letter.
Head Quarters, Dist of West. Tenn.
Pittsburgh, April 8th 1862.
COMMDG OFFICER OF TROOPS,
ON BOARD STEAMER PLANET.
You will cause the debarkation of the troops of your command, and discharge of Steamer without delay.
The troops will be encamped for the night at the nearest suitable point to the landing and remain there, until their ground for encamping is designated to morrow.
Your Obt. Servant.
U. S. GRANT
Major Gen. Commdg.
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 1, 2, 86; DNA, RG 393, USG Letters Sent.