Head Quarters, Dist. of S. E. Mo.|
Cairo Sept. 16th 1861|
Capt. Buell's Artillery 1 is wanted at Paducah as soon as it can possibly be got there. Will you send an order for them to move to the river at once.
|U. S. GRANT|
|To Gen. J. C. McClernand|
ALS, McClernand Papers, IHi. On Sept. 16, 1861, Capt. John A. Rawlins wrote to Capt. Reuben B. Hatch. "You will please have a Steam Boat got in readiness to