Head Quarters Camp Yates June 27, 61
ORDERS No 14
To-morrow June 28, no Officers or men will be permitted to pass out of the camp, as the Regt. will probably be sworn into the United States service
By order of
U S Grant Col Comdg 21st Regt
Lt VANCE Act Adjt.
Copy, DNA, RG 94, 21st Ill., Order Book.
Camp Yates, Ill.|
June 27th 1861|
Orly 1 has just arrived and delivered your letter. My Regt. was just being sworn into the service 2 when he come dashing into Camp, on horseback with the fine trappings Orvil sent to me, not on Rondy 3 but a showey Livery horse hired for the occation. I have been here most of the time for two months and between here and Springfield, one mile, I have yet to pay the first dime for a conveyance to carry me. 4 I was so disgusted that I passed him with but little ceremony. I give him an order to one of the Captains assigning him to his comp.y for rations and quarters with his comp.y.
Rondy has come at a cost of $23 50 to me besides 7 50 for Orly. Dont let Aunt Ann and Hellen 5 annoy you. I am certain Orly will not me. He will soon learn too the difference in amount of baggage carried by different people. I am kept very busy now and expect to be for the next month. OnWednesday 6