I enclose you a printed order of yesterdays date by Maj. Gen. Polk. 2
The following Steamers are laying at Columbus; to wit: Prince, Prince of Wales, Ingomar, Wm Morrison, Jno. Walsh, W. H. R. Hill, Charmer and Equality. Also the Gun Boat Yankee, two guns 84 & 64 pounders. The latter is Iron Clad and fast. There is not two gun boats as reported by me this evening by telegraph. 3
Your Obt. Svt.
U. S. GRANT
Brig. Gen. Com.
ALS, DNA, RG 393, Western Dept., Letters Received.
Head Quarters, Dist. S. E. Mo.|
Cairo Sept. 8th 1861|
I enclose you letter 1 directed to Gen Frémont and refered to me relating to the drinking shops in this community.
I would recommend the appointment of a Provost Marshall, or officer by another name of necessary, who would have this