ing Potosi in the morning and taking a position on the road you may prevent it.
Since writing the above I have received orders assigning troops at Potosi to my command. 1 You will therefore comply with the above, sending your cavalry to this place.
U. S. GRANT
Copies, DNA, RG 393, USG Letters Sent; DLC-USG, V, 1, 2, 3. Col. Frederick Schaefer, 2nd Mo., was born in Germany and named Friedrich Schäfer. He was ordered to Potosi on Aug. 11, 1861, by Maj. Gen. John C. Frémont. O. R., I, iii, 436.
Headquarters Ironton Mo.|
August 13, 1861.|
|LIEUT. COL. MIHELOTZY|
|COMDG DETACHMENT 24TH ILLS. VOLS.|
Immediately on receipt of this you will make a forced march for this place, via Zeiglers Pinery, bringing with you all of Col. Schafers command that you may have
U. S. GRANT
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 1, 2, 3; DNA, RG 393, USG Letters Sent. Géza Mihalotzy, born in Hungary, professionally trained as a soldier, served as capt. in the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. Edmund Vasvary, Lincoln's Hungarian Heroes (Washington, 1939), p. 67. In Feb., 1861, he organized a co. of Lincoln Riflemen in Chicago, later absorbed in the 24th Ill., of which he became It. col. Lincoln, Works, IV, 184.