purpose will be on the left of the left Company, and three paces distant
There will be three Drills daily of this Company at such hours as the Company Commanders may direct, at which one at least must be as Infantry.
|U. S. GRANT|
|Copy, DNA, RG 94, 21st Ill., Order Book.|
Head Quarters Camp Yates June 26, 1861.
ORDERS NO. 14.
The following is published for the benefit of this command. It is with regret that the commanding officer learns that a number of the men composing the Guard of last night deserted their posts, and their guard. This is an offence against all military rule and law, which no punishment can be prescribed for by a commanding officer, at his discretion but must be the subject for a General Court Martial to decide upon. It cannot, in time peace, be accompanied, with a punishment less than the forfeiture of 10$ from the pay of the soldier, together with corporal punishment such as confinement for thirty days with ball & chain at hard labor. In time of war the punishment of this is death.
The Col Commanding beleiving that the men of his command, now in confinement for this offence, were ignorant of the magnitude of it, is not disposed to visit them with all the rigor of the law, provided for such cases, but would admonish them, and the whole command against a repetition of the offence, as it will not be excused again in this Regt.
U. S. Grant, Col Comdg
J W. VANCE 1st Lieut & Act. Adjt 1