Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Montgomery” in chapter 1 of Col. John M. Harrell, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.2, Arkansas:
It was sent as an item of news solely, and without a thought that it would give rise to any practical results in the then uncertain and helpless condition of affairs.
The next morning found Montgomery considerably worked up by news he had received of the effect of his dispatch at Helena, to which place it had been forwarded from Memphis.
His information was to the effect that it caused great exc...
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