what day I should be there I would write to him so that if he was visiting the City he might see me.
Remember me to all our relations and friends and to Mother particularly. If you would like to go to Covington and remain for the balance of the War, paying your board, you can do so provided I get the appointment of Brig. Gen. 4 About this you can do just as you please.
Kisses to yourself and the children.
Headquarters Ironton Mo|
August 8th 1861|
|GENERAL ORDERS No 7|
In pursuance of instructions from Department Hd. Quarters the undersigned hereby assumes command of the Military district of Ironton.
Col: B. Gratz Brown who is relieved by this order will hold himself in readiness to move to St Louis, to-morrow with the portion of his regiment now here, on his arrival at St Louis he will report to Maj : Genl : Fremont for orders.
|By order of U. S. Grant,|
|Brig: Genl : Commanding|
|To Col: B. Gratz Brown|
|Commdg : 4th Regt U. S. R. C.||M. S. HASIE 1|