mands guilty of such conduct and prefer charges against them, and the duty of all officers who have a decent respect for themselves and the service they have enteredto report everything of the kind.
Disipline cannot be maintained where the officers do not command respect and such conduct cannot insure it.
In this military District Disipline shall be maintained even if it is at the expense of the commission of all officers who stand in the way of attaining that end
U. S. GRANT
Brig Genl Comdg
Copies, McClernand Papers, IHi; DLC-USG, V, 12, 13, 14, 80; DNA, RG 393, USG General Orders.
|Cairo, Sept 8 1861.|
|MAJ GEN. FREMONT,|
Two 2 regiments & Buels battery 1 just arrived from Cape Girardeau The big guns & infantry landed at Fort Holt by the battery at Birds Point.
U. S. GRANT.
Brig. Gen. Comdg:
Telegram, copies, DNA, RG 393, Western Dept., Telegrams; DLC-USG, VIA, 1.