“I sent over orders to arrest all officers who had granted passes.”

Dec 14 1861 Wrote Brig. Gen. John McClernand, “On your report to me of the great number of troops that are passing from Birds Point and Fort Holt, I sent over orders to the commanders there to arrest all officers who had granted passes today when their commands were, by order, under Arms.

“This I think will avoid further difficulties.”

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 3 p 284

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