--‘"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.
The Daily Dispatch: July 22, 1861.. Richmond Dispatch. 4 pages. by Cowardin & Hammersley. Richmond. July 22, 1861. microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mi : Proquest. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.
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