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The Daily Dispatch: July 22, 1861.., [Electronic resource], Didn't know what a Barbette gun was. (search)
Didn't know what a Barbette gun was. --"Union-Slide Banks, one of the Major Generals, the Ohio Watchman says, did not know when appointed to that office what a barbette gun was. He inquired of Gen. Prentiss, of Columbus, in that State, who happened to be at Washington at the time-- "General, what is a barbette gun? I don't know." The General ought to have informed him that it was an invention to slide the Union asunder.
es, Brigadier General of this Brigade, by a vote of 180 to 1 over Capt. Pope, and yet Capt. Pope has been appointed Brigadier General, and now actually ranks General Prentiss, and we may be at any moment transferred from the command of Gen. Prentiss to that of Gen. Pope. 4th. Governor Yates can go East twice, "making fine speGen. Prentiss to that of Gen. Pope. 4th. Governor Yates can go East twice, "making fine speeches and eating fine dinners. " He seems to have forgotten that there are 8,000 men here at Cairo, and has utterly neglected to give them one cent, although the Legislature of the State has voted $3,000,000 for us. 5th. Our rations have been very bad in quality and short in quantity. Mr. Editor, I am, it is true, only aor, I am, it is true, only a common private soldier, and you may throw this communication aside in disgust. Be it so. But the common soldier has the fighting to do, and I now tell you that even with him there is a point where forbearance is no virtue. We demand justice for Gen. Prentiss. If you don't give us that, beware.