's chain Cable.--Parson Brownlow
says:--“Previous to Gen. Pillow
being superseded by Bishop Polk
, he went to New Orleans and procured a huge chain cable, costing him $25,000, and brought it to Memphis
to blockade the river, by stretching it over and resting it upon buoys.
The cable, carriage, and work, cost about $30,000. The first big tide that came, bringing down the usual amount of trees, logs, and drift wood, swept the cable and its supporters, as any flat-boat captain would have informed the Confederate
authorities would certainly be the case.” --N. Y. Commercial, Aug