Cape Girardeau Mo|
Sept 1st 1861|
|GENL ORDERS No 1|
In persuance of Directions from Head Quarters of the department of the west, the undrsigned herby assumes command of this post.
All orders now in force will remain so untill otherwise ordered—
All the troops at this point will be paraded for muster tomorrow morning at 10. o'clock
Each Regiment or Detatchment commander will act as a mustering officer to his own command.
Five muster rolls must be made out for Each company, in case the Blanks are on hand. Should any of the companies however be without a Blank a roll of the company must be made and the comp.y mustered on that and Blanks filled when recived
U. S. GRANT
Brig. Genl Comdg
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 12, 14, 80; DNA, RG 393, USG General Orders. There is no explanation for USG's use of "General Orders No. 1" on different orders of Aug. 30 and Sept. 1, 1861, except that the earlier communication might have appeared, on reflection, to be more properly a letter to Col. C. Carroll Marsh.