Head Quarters, Dist of West. Tenn.
Pittsburgh, April 18th 1862.
MAJOR GEN. LEW. WALLACE,
COMMDG 3RD DIVISION
Notice has just been sent me from Gen Halleck's Head Quarters that the barge Ripley is laying at Crump's Landing with quitenumber of sick and that some of the Rebel Cavalry are at Adamsville 1 with scattering men quite near in to the landing.
I haveordered the Qr. Master to send a Steamer to tow the Ripley up to this place, and to bring away any other floating property that may be there.
You will please take immediate steps, to night, to have any troops or property you may have them brought away.
I am, Gen, Very Respectfully &c
U. S. GRANT
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 1, 2, 3, 86; DNA, RG 393, USG Letters Sent. On April 15, 1862, Maj. John A. Rawlins issued Special Orders No. 55. "Genl L. Wallace is hereby directed to move the forces of his Command now at Crumps Landing together with their Garrison & Camp Equipage to Pittsburgh, to rejoin their Division." Copies, DLC-USG, V, 15, 16, 82, 87, 89; DNA, RG 393, USG Special Orders. O. R., I, x, part 2, 108. On April 18, USG wrote to Capt. Charles A. Reynolds. "Send a Steamer immediately to Crump's Landing and have the Barge Ripley towed up to Pittsburgh Landing. Should there be any other Craft there