ALS, DNA, RG 393, Western Dept., Letters Received. O. R., I, iii, 432-33.
Headquarters Ironton Mo.|
August 10 1861|
|COMD'G. OFFR 15TH ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS.|
You will place two companies of your regiment on the Iron Mountain Railroad at such points as may be indicated by Lieut Col Kallman 1 and send two Companies to Potosi. 2 The remainder, with the artillery accompanying will come on to Pilot Knob to be disposed of here. The Companies going to Potosi will take with them as many days rations as you have with you for your command, and at least 100 rounds of ammunition. You will report to these Headquarters immediately the number of days issued for, and make a requition upon the commissary at this place in time to insure your men rations
U. S. GRANT.
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 1, 2, 3; DNA, RG 393, USG Letters Sent. The 15th Ill. was commanded by Col. Thomas J. Turner who was probably away at the time USG wrote.