As we saw recently, Henry Halleck had ordered the Governor of Illinois to send troops to Grant for an attack on Vicksburg. It seems there was a bit of a command snafu at headquarters, because here we see the Secretary of War ordering the Governor of Illinois, as well as those of Iowa and Indiana, to send troops to McClernand for the same purpose.
October 30, 1862.
Major-General MCCLERNAND, Springfield, Ill.:
Your telegram received. I mean to give to the Governors of Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa latitude to raise for operations on the Mississippi all the force they can of artillery, infantry, and cavalry outside of the calls heretofore made; but advanced pay and bounty are allowed only for those raised within the calls and pursuant to previous orders. The local interest and feeling in favor of the Mississippi operations and your personal influence are relied on for the increased force, as the bounty-funds will be exhausted by the previous calls.
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.