Bishop General Polk
is falling into the habit of using strong expressions for a man who seceded from the clerical profession.
A correspondent of the Cincinnati Gazette
, writing from Louisville
, remarks as follows of this ministerial fighter: I think the Right Reverend Bishop General Polk
, if some one has not slandered him, sent a flag of truce to the devil, when he laid aside the sword of the spirit and took up the carnal weapons of Jeff. Davis
, and has since fallen into the habit of the army in Flanders
It is stated on the authority of a gentleman who was present, that when a note of inquiry was sent down to Columbus
by Gen. Grant
, after the fight at Belmont
, in which the action was mentioned as a “skirmish,” the Bishop General
, on reading it, exclaimed, “Skirmish!
hell and damnation!
I'd like to know what he calls a battle
.” --Boston Evening Transcript, Dec