if practicable. Such sick, however, as are not likely to be fit for duty within the next ten days may be left in your present camp, proper Medical attendance being left with them. Make immediate arrangements to have and to keep on hands at all times at least 200 rounds of Cartriges per man including those with Regiments
Your Obt. Servant.
U. S. GRANT.
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 1, 2, 3, 86; DNA, RG 393, USG Letters Sent. The text varies slightly, though not in substance, in Charles Hamilton Auction No. 5, Oct. 8, 1964, p. 17.
On April 30, 1862, Brig. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut wrote to Maj. John A. Rawlins. "I desire to say to the General that if it is not positively required for me to move Camp to day I would like the troops to remain until tomorrow for these reasons. I am very busy perfecting exchanges of arms from the stock brought up by Adj. Gen Fuller and of course this requires substitution of ordnance. Clothing has just arrived & is reported ready to be delivered this morning I shall of course hold the troops ready at Noon—but would like the extention. Answer at once as the teams are waiting.... P. S. No Brigade Surgeon" ALS, DNA, RG 393, 16th Army Corps, Miscellaneous Papers. On the same day, Rawlins endorsed this letter. "It is required that you move to-day. You can Start as late in the afternoon, however, as you may see fit." ES, ibid.
Head Quarters Army of the Tennessee
In Field, Shiloh, April 30th 1862
CAPT J C KELTON
A A. GENL
The troops sent on the Purdy road on the 28th inst have returned. I have ordered them all to move to the advance with the exception of 1st Brigade of the 3rd Division which is left back to guard the Purdy roads.