been received. 1 You will see from the information contained in it that the movements ordered would not probably have been with these facts known.
I would also report that this Post is not supplied with teams for moving any conciderable body of troops.
|To Capt. J. C. Kelton||Your Obt. Svt.|
|Asst. Adj. Gen U. S. A.||U. S. GRANT|
|St. Louis Mo||Brig. Gen. Com|
ALS, DNA, RG 393, Western Dept., Letters Received.
Headquarters Ironton, Mo.|
August 13th 1861.|
|COL. SCHAFER COMD'G &C|
I have reliable information that some 3000 troops, badly armed, are to make a descent upon the railroad tomorrow with the design of cutting off communication with St. Louis. By leav