|Camp Gardner 1 Ills July 9th 1861|
|ORDERS No 23|
The progress of this command towards Quincy Ills, having been stopped by orders recieved yesterday, 2 will return to the West Bank of the Ills River, and then go in to camp to await transportation. During the stay of the Regt. at the encampment all orderestablished & existing at Camp Yates on the departure of the Regt. from there, at all aplicable, will be in force unless changed
There will be a daily Battallion drill commencing at 4 o'clock P M Squad and company drills at least twice each day commencing at 6 & 10 o clock a m respectvly will be held.
It is enjoi[n]ed upon Officers and men, to give the strictest attention to all their Military duties and the commanding Officer has evry confidence that this injunction will be cordialy recieved when it is reflected upon, how soon we may be called into actual service, and how important it is that evry one should know his duty. This is not only important for the credit and reputation of the Regiment, but for their security.
|U S GRANT Col Comdg|
|Copy, DNA, RG 94, 21st Ill., Order Book.|