The Memphis Sappers and Miners.
The Memphis Argus says:
Our company of cappers and miners has proved, as we predicted it would, the most useful of all our military organizations.
Into their hands the military committee committed the erection of the important battery at Randolph
, and such is the practical skill of men trained by a course of civil engineering, or mathematically disciplined by the practice of architecture, that their work has been pronounced unimprovable by the regular military engineers from Montgomery
, who expressed no less wonder than admiration at the skill displayed by our energetic suppers.
They simply deserve the heartfelt approbation of their fellow citizens, whose safely they may almost be said to have secured.