Memphis Tennessee June 25, 1862
MAJ GENL H W HALLECK
COMMANDING DEPT OF THE MISS
Is there an order requiring Nolemans & Barrells Company's of Cavalry to be sent to Saint Louis to be mustered out of service ? These companies are now here.
Your Obt Servt
U. S. GRANT
Telegram, copies, DLC-USG, V, 4, 5, 7, 8, 88; DNA, RG 393, USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence. On June 28, 1862, Col. John C. Kelton telegraphed to USG. "There has been no order issued from this office to send Nolemans & Burells Companies to St Louis there was an order given to Muster out of service the disorganized Companies [of] [t]he first Illinois Cavalry in Missouri" Telegram received, ibid., Dept. of the Mo., Telegrams Received; copies, ibid., USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; DLC-USG, V, 7.
Most of the 1st Ill. Cav. was captured at Lexington, Mo., on Sept. 20, 1861, paroled, and exchanged in Dec. After exchange, dissatisfaction with some newly