ALS, DNA, RG 393, Western Dept., Letters Received. O. R., I, iv, 199-200.
Head Quarters, Dist. S. E. Mo|
Cairo, Sept. 22d 1861|
Will you please direct a detail of forty men under an officer, to be made to report to Capt. Brink. 1
I have just received a telegraph 2to send three big guns to Smithland at once.
U. S. GRANT
Brig. Gen. Com.
P. S. It will probably require a second detail of the same number of men to relieve the first to-night.