Head Quarters, Dist S. E. Mo|
Cairo, Ill. Sept. 4th / 61|
Yours just received. I have no special instructions for your command only to keep them under restraint. Allow no marauding, insulting of citizens, searching of houses except you may find it necessary, and then let it be done by persons specially detailed for the purpose. Keep four days provisions, at least, on hand and be ready to move the column at any time it may be ordered.
You will not probably leave where you are until Gen. Prentiss has gone to St. Louis, and may be until his return.
Should the Cavalry horses, or mules, require shoeing have it done whilst you are laying still.
|U. S. GRANT|
|Brig. Gen. Com|
|To Col. J. Cook|
|Comd.g Jackson Mo.|
ALS, Henry Dwight Scrapbook, OHi. O. R., I, iii, 147-48.
Cairo Ills Sept 4 / 61|
Heavy cannonading being reported south of here you will proceed with all dispatch and render such assistance as your