The defences of the Mississippi.
--The Memphis Appeal, alluding to the defences of the Mississippi river
and the appointment of Brigadier General Polk
and Colonel Hardee
to the command thereof, says:
will have the command, as Brigadier General
, of the forces mustered into the Confederate
service, while General Pillow
is in no wise interfered with as Major General
of the Tennessee army.
At the same time, being relieved from the routine of duties involved in erecting the Mississippi river
defences, he will hereafter be able to give more attention to the particular work contemplated in his appointment — that of organizing the gallant army of the Volunteer State
Major General Pillow
and Brigadier General Polk
are close and bosom friends, and have been so for twenty years, and our readers can rest assured no conflict can occur between the two officers.
We happen to know that General Pillow
has applied, with strong prospect of success, to President Davis
for orders for higher duty and a position of more importance to the country.
Upon his arrival, General Polk
will find the defences erected in the last six weeks, under the order of General Pillow
, about completed.
They are of such a character as to have met the approval of all military men who have examined them, and to secure the Mississippi Valley
from invasion by our Northern enemies.