Cook, 7th Ill. Vols. supposing him to be senior Colonel, with directions to remain at Jackson until otherwise ordered. Rations were forwarded to them for five days and directions for wagons enough to return to Cape Girardeau to take out more for one day.
I have no information here that has not been forwarded by the respective post commanders.
|Your Obt. Svt.|
|U. S. GRANT|
|Brig. Gen. U. S. A.|
|To Maj. Gen. J. C. Frémont|
|Comd.g Dept. of the West|
|St. Louis Mo.|
ALS, DNA, RG 393, Western Dept., Letters Received.
September 2d 1861|
Enclosed herewith please find co charges and specifications prefered against Gen. Prentiss.
In justice to myself I must state that under existing sircumstances I submitted to much more humiliation in trying to concilliate Gen. Prentiss and to induce him to await a time when his services could be better dispensed with before testing the question of rank.
I shall send a copy of the enclosed charges to Gen. Prentiss