fit for duty back to ther respective commands, or in case of their belonging to distant commands, report them to the commanding Officer of the Post who should have proper regulations for providing them transportation, and seeing that they leave by the first opportunity
U S GRANT
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 18, 30; DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent.
Head Quarters, Department of the Tenn.
Young's Point, La. Febry 7th 1863.
COL. J. C. KELTON.
ASST. ADJT. GENL.
I have the honor to transmit herewith the report of Major Gen. W. T. Sherman of the operations of the forces under his command at the Post of Arkansas, with the following enclosures being duplicates furnished direct to these Head Quarters. The report of Major Genl. J. A. McClernand with the exception of an abstract of lists of casualties and missing has not yet been received. 1 It will be forwarded immediately on its receipt.
1st. Report of Brig Gen. D. Stuart.
2nd " " " " C. E. Hovey.
3rd " " " Col. Giles Smith.
4th Abstract of lists of Casualties and missing.
5th Letter from Major Gen. Sherman of date the 4th inst. 2
I am, Col, Very Respectfully
Your Ob't. Servant.
U. S. GRANT
Maj Genl Commdg.
LS, DNA, RG 94, War Records Office, Union Battle Reports. Reports of the Arkansas Post expedition are printed in O. R., I, xvii, part 1, 699-796.