Oct 25 1861 “My mission to Springfield was only partially successful.”

Oct 25 1861 Wrote Capt. McKeever “I have the honor to report my return to this command last evening.  You have no doubt received the report of Gen. McClernand as to the result of a Flag of Truce sent to Columbus during my absence. — I have nothing new to add.”

“My mission to Springfield was only partially successful.  The Governor has neither Artillery nor small arms at present at his disposal but if my command, or this command, is not supplied when he does receive them, one company will be equipped with a battery of James’ rifled cannon.  This cannot be before the last of November.”

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant Vol 3, p 70

O.R., I, iii, 556

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