July 26 1861 Ordered two companies to defend Montgomery City, Mo

July 26 1861 “One company of cavalry from the 1st Regt Ills and one company of infantry from the 15 Ills Vol will be detailed at once to proceed to Montgomery City Mo, there to act in conjunction with the Home Guards in repelling a threatened attack at that point.”

National Archives RG 94 “21st Ill Order Book” USG Special Orders No. 4

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