Cape Girardeau Mo|
September 7th 1861.|
All the troops now encamped at Jackson Mo. excepting the 7th & 20th Ills Regts, will march into Cape Girardeau as speedily as possible.
After the departure of such troops as will be ordered from Cape Girardeau, Col. Cook will march his Regiment in and take command of the Post.
Col Marsh will continue to hold Jackson with his regiment and one half of Capt Stewart's Company of Cavalry.
Reports will be made to Head Quarters Cairo until further orders.
|U. S. GRANT|
|Brig. Gen Com.|
|To Col. J. Cook|
|Comdg Jackson Mo.|
|Cape Girardeau Mo.|
|Sept. 7th 1861|
I want the troops under your command to be in the City to take boats as fast as they can be provided, but it is not absolutely necessary that they should all march into town to-day. I would like however the Artillery, Cavalry and Col.s Ross & Heckers commands to come to-day and the balance,specified in orders, to-morrow.
U. S. GRANT
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 15, 16, 77, 82; DNA, RG 393, Western Dept., Letters Received; ibid., USG Special Orders. The accompanying note is an ALS, IHi. Also on Sept. 7, 1861, USG issued special orders for Col. John Cook. "The three Companies of Cavalry now at Jackson Mo. will proceed by land to Cairo, crossing over to the Ill shore at this point. The Baggage of the Command will be sent by boat, excepting so much as can be easily carried in the wagons belonging to the