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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), chapter 31 (search)
Doc. 31. the occupation of Paducah, Ky., by Gen. N. S. Grant, September 6. Cairo, Ill., September 11. A correspondent of the St. Louis Democrat, gives the subjoined account of the occupation: The last few days have been distinguished by important movements. Your correspondent has been absent at Paducah, which must b
They had got the idea into their heads that Pillow was advancing on us, that in case of an attack the town would be shelled and burned by our gunboats.
General Grant, on his arrival with his command, immediately issued a proclamation, assuring the people of safety and protection, and General Paine, left in command, issued t ren went to them and poisoned their ears with the stories that we were abolitionists and murderers.
To show their rebellious disposition, I will cite a case: Gen. Grant gave permission to several river officers to hoist a National flag on the top of the St. Francis Hotel.
The landlord objected, saying that it would bring troub