ammunition and transportation. I was under the impression that the call was made by telegram, and hence my telegram to Maj McKinstry." ALS, DNA, RG 393, Western Dept., Letters Received. The enclosures are missing.
Head Quarters, Dist. S. E. Mo|
Cairo, Sept. 13th 1861|
Whilst on the Mo. side of the river to-day I planned a reconnoisance from Birds Point towards Charleston and from Norfolk towards Belmont, and gave the necessary orders at the latter place whilst there. 1
To-night I gave orders for the expedition from Birds Point and directed a copy of the order to be sent to you. Maj. Brayman 2 informs me that it was not sent however.I will furnish it tomorrow.
|Your Obt. Svt.|
|U. S. GRANT|
|Brig. Gen. Com Dist.|
|To Brig. Gen. J. A. McClernand|
|Comd.g U. S Forces|
ALS, McClernand Papers, IHi.