men and horses must be furnished by people of secession sentiments, and accounted for as stated above. No receipts are to be given unless you find it necessary to get supplies from friends.
Robert K. Black Catalogue No. 78, Jan., 1961. Probably addressed to Capt. R. G. Chitwood, Osage County Regt., Mo. Home Guards.
Head Quarters Jeff City Mo.|
August 26th 1861|
|CAPT J. C. KELTON|
|AA GEN U. S. A.|
|ST LOUIS Mo.|
When I was in St Louis, Gen Fremont advised me that he would accept a company of Sharp Shooters (& arm them the best they could be armed from the ordnance stores on hand at the time) under the Command of Capt J H Hollman. 1
Capt H. now informs me that thirty of his discharged three months men all of the right kind for this service, are now ready to musterin.
I would respectfully request that they be accepted and the company filled afterwards. I know Capt Hollman and am satisfied that he would have a superior company. He is an extra ordinary shot himself with Sharps rifle, and his object is to have an entire company of the same sort, and would therefore like to have his company mustered in and have a little time to pick his men for filling up.
I hope this will receive the early attention of Gen Fremont, and his sanction.
U S GRANT.
Brig Gen U S A.