loyal citizens, I shall withdraw the forces under my command from your city.
|U. S. GRANT,|
|Brig. Gen. U. S. A., Commanding.|
|Paducah, Sept 6th. 1861.|
Printed document, Morristown National Military Park, Morristown, N. J. O. R., I, lii, Part 1, 189; ibid., II, ii, 55.
Headquarters Dist. S. E. Mo.|
Paducah, Sept. 6, 1861|
|BRIG. GEN. E. A. PAINE COMDG.|
|9TH ILLS. VOLS.|
Upon my departure you will assume command of the troops at this post and make such disposal of the forces as will best enable you to retain possession and control of the city. A portion of the troops can be quartered at the Marine Hospital
You are charged to take special care and precaution that no harm is done to inoffensive citizens. That the soldiers shall not enter any private dwelling nor make any searches unless by your orders and then a detail shall be made for that purpose. Exercise the strictest discipline against any soldier who shall insult citizens, or engage in plundering private property.
Make frequent reports to me at District Headquarters 1 and also to the Department of the West at St. Louis, sending me copies of such reports
By order of Brig. Gen. Grant
WM S. HILLYER.
Captain & A. D. C.
Copies, DNA, RG 94, War Records Office, Union Battle Reports; ibid., RG 393, USG Letters Sent; DLC-USG, V, 1, 2, 3, 77. O. R., I, iv, 198. Brig. Gen. Eleazer