In a biographical sketch of USG, Isaac N. Morris wrote "that upon being tendered the command of a regiment... he declined to accept it until the regiment had made him their choice by a unanimous vote." National Intelligencer ( Washing- ton, D. C.), March 21, 1864. Since remuster into state service coincided with the appointment of USG, a vote on the new col. may have been implicit in the decision to accept remuster; otherwise the statement is not correct. "There was some dissatisfaction in the regiment at the time of the appointment of Col. Grant. Although he was admitted to be both an able and efficient commander, the mem- bers of the regiment deemed that they were yet American citizens, and entitled to that most sacred of rights, the privilege of choosing their own rulers, by the rightful test of the ballot." Letter of "Orion," Aug. 1, 1861, in Missouri Democrat, Aug. 3, 1861.
Head Quarters, Camp Yates, July [June] 28, 1861.
ORDERS No. 16
Company Commanders will have their Companies paraded for muster, at 2 ½ o.clock PM to day. The Regt. will beformed on the Regt. Parade ground, as for evening parade.