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least, that there is one individual among that guard that wants to fight. Memphis, Tenn., June 3. Pillow Guards of Memphis to Prentiss Guards of Cairo: We have enlisted under the stars and bars of the Confederate States, for the purpose of defending Southern rights, and vindicating Southern honor. But more especially we have been selected and sworn in for the purpose of guarding the person of our gallant Gen. Pillow. Understanding that you occupy a like position with reference to Prentiss, the commandant at Cairo, we challenge you to meet us at any time, at any place, in any number, and with any arms or equipments which you may select. We wish to meet no others till we have met and conquered you and your general. Make your own terms, only let us know when and where, and be certain you will meet the bravest guard the world has ever known. The signatures of the challenging party are omitted in the copy in possession of your correspondent, but on the back is indorsed the
B S. Walcott, Esq., a wealthy manufacturer, and proprietor of the New York mills, presented to the Government a steamer now lying at St. Louis, which he says cost him last year $7,000. Gen. Prentiss, in command of the United States forces at Cairo, takes the responsibility of accepting the gift on behalf of the Government, remarking that a good steamboat is and has been in constant need at that post, and has been obtained at an exorbitant rent.--Louisville Courier, July 11.
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 9: battle of Shiloh. March and April, 1862. (search)
me into the Hamburg Road. Within a few days, Prentiss's division arrived and camped on my left, andff-officers to notify Generals McClernand and Prentiss of the coming blow. Indeed, McClernand had aernand, asking him to support my left; to General Prentiss, giving him notice that the enemy was in to General Hurlbut, asking him to support General Prentiss. At that time--7 A. M.--my division was o our left, and directing their course on General Prentiss. I saw at once that the enemy designed t flank, and fall upon Generals McClernand and Prentiss, whose line of camps was almost parallel with of artillery and musketry announced that General Prentiss was engaged; and about 9 A. M. I judged t, as the enemy interposed between him and General Prentiss early in the day. Colonel Stuart was wounas left of Hurlbut's, W. H. L. Wallace's, and Prentiss's divisions, we ought to have eighteen thousail 6, 1862, the five divisions of McClernand, Prentiss, Hurlbut, W. H. L. Wallace, and Sherman, aggr
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 12 (search)
n became manifest that his mind had been prejudiced by the rumors which had gone forth to the detriment of General Grant; for in a few days he issued an order, reorganizing and rearranging the whole army. General Buell's Army of the Ohio constituted the centre; General Pope's army, then arriving at Hamburg Landing, was the left; the right was made up of mine and Hurlbut's divisions, belonging to the old Army of the Tennessee, and two new ones, made up from the fragments of the divisions of Prentiss and C. F. Smith, and of troops transferred thereto, commanded by Generals T. W. Sherman and Davies. General George H. Thomas was taken from Buell, to command the right. McClernand's and Lew Wallace's divisions were styled the reserve, to be commanded by McClernand. General Grant was substantially left out, and was named second in command, according to some French notion, with no clear, well-defined command or authority. He still retained his old staff, composed of Rawlins, adjutant-gener
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 14 (search)
s being faintly painted out, and Confederate painted over it! I remembered that hotel, as it was the supper-station for the New Orleans trains when I used to travel the road before the war. I had not the least purpose, however, of burning it, but, just as we were leaving the town, it burst out in flames and was burned to the ground. I never found out exactly who set it on fire, but was told that in one of our batteries were some officers and men who had been made prisoners at Shiloh, with Prentiss's division, and had been carried past Jackson in a railroad-train; they had been permitted by the guard to go to this very hotel for supper, and had nothing to pay but greenbacks, which were refused, with insult, by this same law-abiding landlord. These men, it was said, had quietly and stealthily applied the fire underneath the hotel just as we were leaving the town. About dark we met General Grant's staff-officer near Bolton Station, who turned us to the right, with orders to push on
Rebellion Record: Introduction., Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore), Contents of Thie first volume. (search)
dets,181 128.Religious Press on the War,181 129.Gov. Letcher's Proclamation, May 3,184 130.New York to be Burned,185 131.President's Proclamation,185 132.Commodore Stewart's Letter to Childs,186 133.Rebel Army at Pensacola,187 134.The Attack on Washington, Nat. Intelligencer,188 135.Maryland Commissioners' Report,190 136.New Jersey Troops--List of Officers,191 137.Faulkner, Dayton, and Seward's Correspondence,192 138.President Lincoln's Letter to Marylanders,193 139.Tilghman and Prentiss' Interview,194 140. Confederate Declaration of War,195 141.Patriotic Fund Contributions,197 142.20th Regiment N. Y. S. M. (Ulster Co.),198 143.Reverdy Johnson's Speech at Frederick, Md.,199 144.Tennessee League,201 145.Edward Everett's Address at Roxbury, Mass.,205 146.Gen. Butler's Orders at Relay House,208 146 1/2.Motley's Letter on Causes of the War,209 147.Secession Military Act,219 147 1/2.A. H. Stephens' Union Speech at Milledgeville, Ga., Nov. 14, 1860,219 148.The English
Col. Prentis, the commanding officer at Cairo received the following despatch from three of the most prominent citizens of Cincinnati: General Pillow has several steamers ready at Memphis. He meditates an immediate attack on Cairo, Illinois. Col. Prentiss replied: Let him come. He will learn to dig his ditch on the right side. I am ready. --Portsmouth (N. H.) Ballot.
from the South--some for expressing love of the Union, and others for saying that they did not wish to fight against us. Many such have been whipped, scourged, and treated with all manner of brutalities. One man, a Philadelphian, called upon Gen. Prentiss, and invited him to his room in the hotel, where lie exhibited the welts and wounds inflicted by those fiends of rebellion upon his person. The devils had not only beaten him black and blue, but had slashed his arms and body with their knive Victim wanted an even show with Chivalry at any kind of a fight, and said if lie did not kill him, he would submit to be hung the next minute. Chivalry did not want to fight — there were not odds enough — it was not seventy-five to one. If Gen. Prentiss had not arrested Chivalry, he would not have lived half an hour. He has been committed for future trial. Every boat brings hundreds of people flying North for safety. Such is tile state of terrorism in the cities and towns below us.--Chica
d States steamer Crusader, North-Edisto, March 3, 1862. sir: On the twenty-third instant I received information that the enemy were building a battery at Bear Bluff, opposite White Point. On the night of the twenty-fourth, accompanied by Lieut. Prentiss, I went up in our dingey, with three men, and landed without being discovered by the guard. Lieut. Prentiss and I went up and found the battery in an unfinished state, and looking about us discovered the magazine, found two of the picket-guLieut. Prentiss and I went up and found the battery in an unfinished state, and looking about us discovered the magazine, found two of the picket-guard asleep in it, got one musket out from beside them without awakening them, returned to the boat and brought up two of the men to secure them. In doing so, I regret to say one of them was shot through the head, and instantly killed — the pistol in my hand going off accidentally in the struggle. We carried both to the boat, and escaped without discovery. The picket-guard at the battery that night consisted of fifteen infantry and two mounted men, in command of a lieutenant, so the survivi
with credit to themselves and the cause. Gen. Prentiss was taken prisoner on the first day's actifor the tales of the runaways. Sherman's and Prentiss' entire divisions were falling back in disordt, (composed, as the reader will remember, of Prentiss's and McClernand's divisions,) pierce the cene of rebel advance. Prentis's division. Prentiss was faring scarcely so well. Most of his trot, now in imminent danger of being cut off by Prentiss's defection. McArthur mistook the way, marchre, and inspired by their recent success over Prentiss, hurled themselves against him with tremendoue enemy has full possession of all Sherman's, Prentiss's, and McClernand's camps. By ten o'clock ouatter were to be included also the remains of Prentiss's and W. H. L. Wallace's commands — shatteredmoments a pressing request for aid from Brig.-Gen. Prentiss, I took command in person of the First ther the right or left. I considered that Gen. Prentiss could, with the left of Gen. McClernand's [29 more...]
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