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directly to Gen. Price's army; but on getting them at the Pacific Depot, they were informed that they had to go by way of Cairo, and after requiring each of them to take an oath as long as the moral law, they were marched aboard the Iatan and taken to Cairo, and thence, under flag of truce, to Columbus. They say before the prisoners left St. Louis, the ladies of the city, all of whom are warm sympathizers with the South, sent an abundance of provisions, besides little articles of clothing, sutheir instincts, took their little articles of clothing as contraband, and all their provisions they took off the boat at Cairo. The scene on leaving St. Louis was grand. Not less than five thousand people — men, women, and children — followeaction: The steamer Iatan, on board of which the prisoners were marched, at the foot of Poplar street, departed for Cairo at about 2 o'clock, the friends of the heroes cheering lustily as the boat dropped out into the river. There should have
The Daily Dispatch: December 16, 1861., [Electronic resource], Federal relations with foreign Powers. (search)
From Columbus and Cairo. Memphis, Dec. 13. --Great commotion prevailed at Columbus yesterday. Mora troops have been sent to Gen. Bowen, at Feliciana; also a regiment to Union City. The Federals at Calve have changed their policy. No one is now allowed to leave there, and all communication has ceased. The Government transports remain idle in the day time, but are busy at night. It is supposed in high official quarters that the Federals are moving in immense force up the Tennessee river, in order to cut off communication with Bowling Green.