the Gun Smiths boat mentioned in my dispatch of last evening which was attached to the Ferry Boat when she sank this morning. The armorer will take an inventory of the tools found on board.
P. S. ½ past 10. o'clock P. M. The steamer Brown has arrived bringing your order dated Cairo Ills September 3d 1861 which will be carried out. I will make a carefull reconoissance to-morrow morning returned about noon to await your further orders. What shall I do with Kentucky ? A new secession flag was hoisted at Columbus this evening and the people about here are very suspicious. I wish you to order the Steamer Brown, down to-morrow to meet the steamer Graham at 12. o'clock half way on the Missuri shore to exchange orders coal & provissions, as I have important reasons for this change in our mode of Communication. I beg you also send the new men of Col McArthurs Regiment in the same way. Col McArthur sends his Quarter Master who will report himself to you to make the neccissary arrangments." ALS, DNA, RG 393, District of Southeast Mo., Letters Received. The report of Col. John McArthur, Sept. 2, to which Waagner referred, was misdated Sept. 25 in docketing, thus erroneously entered ibid., USG Register of Letters Received; DLC-USG, V, 10. The report is in DNA, RG 393, District of Southeast Mo., Letters Received. See also O. R., I, iii, 151-52; O. R. (Navy), I, xxii, 310-11.
September 3d, 1861|
A. Junction being formed between Genl Prentiss and troops from Cape Girardeau Mo. at Jackson you will proceed to carry out the instuctions you received from Head Quarters of the department of the West—
The disposeable force at your command being much smaller than was contemplated by the Genl Commanding department you will proceed with great Caution and avoid if possible rebel forces, getting in between your main column and advance—
Col McArthur 1 moves at 3. o'clock to-day from Belmont upon Charleston—
|U. S. GRANT|
|Brigd Genl Comdg|
|To Col Wallace|
|Comdg Birds Point Mo|