11th Regt 200—22d 496, 8th Regt 626—and 4 Guns of Capt Taylors Battery Will you allow us to be supplied with Ice daily as the water is miserable—" ALS, DNA, RG 393, District of Southeast Mo., Letters Received. Reports of action near Norfolk, Mo., Sept. 10 and 11, 1861, from Brig. Gen. John A. McClernand to Maj. Gen. John C. Frémont are in O. R., I, iii, 169. See also ibid., p. 488.
Head Quarters Dist S. E. Mo|
Cairo Sept 11th 1861|
You will renew your reconnoisance of yesterday pushing as far down the River as practicable and annoying the enemy in every way possible.
Col Oglesby is instructed to give you all the force that can be spared from Norfolk and the Gun Boat Conestoga will act in conjunction with you.
Should you make any important discoveries inform me as early as possible.
|U. S. GRANT|
|To Col Waagner||Brig Genl Comdg|
|Chief of Artillery|
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 1, 2, 3, 77; DNA, RG 393, USG Letters Sent. O. R., I, iii, 487; O. R. (Navy), I, xxii, 329.
|Cairo, September 11th 1861|
My clothing has come at last but no bill with it. Please send the bill and inform me how much money you had to send to my wife.