teenth Illinois volunteers, a passenger on the Dickey yesterday reports her leaving seven boxes Merchandise on Missouri side marked Charleston a wagon and guard of twenty men there to receive them." Copies, ibid., Western Dept., Telegrams; DLC-USG, VIA, 1. On Sept. 30, USG again telegraphed to McKeever. "I sent yesterday to Charleston & apprehended the goods reported as landed by steamer Platte Valley yesterday." Copies, ibid. On Sept. 30, Col. C. Carroll Marsh wrote to Capt. John A. Rawlins. "Maj Goodwin of the 20th Ill Vols reached camp at 2 Oclock this morning with his command, having in possession the goods ordered to be taken at Charleston together with a lot landed yesterday at Prices Landing by the Steamer Platte Valley—The goods are in the hands of the Q Mr Agent at this post who holds them subject to the order of the General Commanding" ALS, DNA, RG 393, District of Southeast Mo., Letters Received. An inventory of the items seized at Charleston, Mo., prepared by Maj. John W. Goodwin, contains a long list of miscellaneous goods. Copies, ibid., Western Dept., Letters Received; DLC-USG, VIA, 1. On Oct. 22, Rawlins wrote to Col. William H. L. Wallace. "You will cause to be shipped to the address of B. G. & T Slevins Main Street St Louis Mo. The remainder of the Goods seized by order Col Marsh at charleston Mo. on or about the 29th day of Sept A. D. 1861. on the first Gov't Steamer said Goods claimed by K Gorman" Copies, ibid., V, 1, 2, 3, 77; DNA, RG 393, USG Letters Sent. See letter to Capt. Chauncey McKeever, Oct. 1, 1861.
Head Quarters, Dist. S. E. Mo.|
Cairo, Sept. 29th 1861|
Capt. S. R. Black, 7th Regt. Iowa Vols. will proceed to Keocuck Co. Iowa and establish a recruiting depot for his regiment.
All recruits made will be forwarded, by boat, to this place as fast as ten, or any larger number, can be got together, giving a certificate of the number transported, and that they actually are recruits for the U. S. Army.
U. S. GRANT
Brig. Gen. Com.
ALS, IHi. Capt. Samuel R. Black, 7th Iowa, resigned on July 22, 1863.