The Southwest aroused.
--By a gentleman who has just arrived from the Southwest
, we learn that the whole Southwest
is most thoroughly and heartily at work — The Mississippi valley
is one camp.
The wave is gathering which is shortly to meet and roll back the tide of invasion.
Had the elements of resistance been thoroughly aroused, and the proper machinery sooner set in motion, much loss and suffering might have been avoided.
It is now a matter of time.
The enemy's advance will be stayed and his forces driven back, but at what point is somewhat doubtful.
He may be able to compel the evacuation of Island No.10
, or he may not. This will have no serious effect upon the eventual course of the campaign, or upon its final results, although upon the length of time during which that post can be held may depend the extent to which the advancing wave may go. Below Forts Pillow
the enemy cannot penetrate.
Of further important movements we do not feel at liberty to speak, farther than to say that they are in the right direction, and it is only to be regretted that they were not sooner made. --Wilmington Journal.