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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore), Capture of Missouri secessionists. (search)
, in passing by one of these companies, was fired at by a volley designed to frighten her horse and throw her off. Gen. Prentiss detailed Capt. Hassfurther's company to capture them. Having surrounded the dwelling, they captured eighteen of the evening they were brought over, and an informal examination was held in the sitting-room of the St. Charles Hotel, by Gen. Prentiss. Messrs. Long and Kelton were the principal witnesses, others not having yet arrived. They testified in the most States. They all declined except three young men, who had been enticed into bad company. Before discharging them, Gen. Prentiss made a few forcible remarks to them. Go home, said he, raise to-morrow morning the flag of the Union, of your countrn speech, denouncing the United States troops as murderers and d — d Dutch, and urging the people to fly to arms. General Prentiss told him that he should make up his mind that he had to wheel dirt, and to learn a lesson never yet taught in his bo
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.