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Col. Prentis, the commanding officer at Cairo received the following despatch from three of the most prominent citizens of Cincinnati: General Pillow has several steamers ready at Memphis. He meditates an immediate attack on Cairo, Illinois. Col. Prentiss replied: Let him come. He will learn to dig his ditch on the right side. I am ready. --Portsmouth (N. H.) Ballot.
General Pillow, being about raising a brigade of volunteers for the Southern army, sent a message to the noted Parson Brownlow, requesting him to serve as Chaplain. The Reverend individual replied in characteristic style, saying: When I shall have made up my mind to go to hell, I will cut my throat, and go direct, and not travel round by way of the Southern Confederacy. It is not necessary that the Reverend gentleman should cut his throat to go to the place he mentions, as it is pretty evident he is making there direct without any such operation.--Charleston Mercury, May 1. the following incidents of the late riot in Baltimore, and the concluding statements concerning the intentions and doings of the rebels there, are derived from a letter written by a prominent officer in the rebel forces:-- An old, gray-haired man, aged more than sixty-five years, saw one of the Massachusetts soldiers in the act of levelling his musket, when he rushed in his shirt sleeves from his shop, d
hould awaken Northern fanatics and insane politicians to a true sense of the unpopularity of their war against the South; and fully picturing to them the shadow and the substance of North American affairs. John. --Natchez Courier, May 21. Gen. Pillow, who is a clever gentleman in the private relations of life, and a very companionable man, sent us a message recently, which is explained in the following reply:-- Gen. Gideon Pillow:--I have just received your message through Mr. Sale,is explained in the following reply:-- Gen. Gideon Pillow:--I have just received your message through Mr. Sale, requesting me to serve as Chaplain to your Brigade in the Southern army; and in the spirit of kindness in which this request is made, but in all candor, I return for answer, that when I shall have made up my mind to go to hell, I will cut my throat and go direct, and not travel round by the Southern Confederacy. I am very respectfully, &c., W. G. Brownlow. --Knoxville Whig.
Fiddlestring notes. by Fidelia. Oh, most puissant General Pillow, Just hang that gun upon a willow, Or else prepare yourself instead, To be a Pillow without a head. Beriah Magoffin, You traitorous ruffin, I'm sure the community think that you ought, With kickina and cuffina, Laid flat as a muffin, To have a good stuffina Of powder and shot. --Bufalo Courier.
cis E., D. 79 Brownell, Katy, D. 45 Brownell, Martha Francis, D. 45 Brownlow, Parson, his definition of the height of impudence, P. 26; his reply to Gen. Pillow, P. 60; anecdote of the daughter of, P. 109 Bryan, M. K., Col., D. 39 Bryant, Mr., of S. C., D. 13 Bryant, Lieut., U. S. N., D. 73 Bryce, —,, F. H., Gov. of Western Va., D. 57, 67, Doc. 328 Pierpont, John, Rev., P. 150 Pierrepont, Edwards, Doc. 114 Pike, Albert, song by, P. 106 Pillow, Gideon, Gen., Prentiss' reply to, P. 28; Brownlow's answer to, P. 129; Epigram on, P. 149 Pinckney, —, Colonel N. Y. 6th Regiment, ancedote, of, P. 71 Pi 87 Prayer, Bardwell's, at the opening of the Tenn. legislature, D. 65 Prayer for the Times, Doc. 280 Prentice, George D., P. 17; his retort to Gen. Pillow, P. 2<*> tells where Kentucky will go, P. 3<*> his reply to George Lake, P. 99 Prentiss, —, Gen., interview with Col. Tilghman, D. 60; Doc. 194; rep<
d prevail. Mr. Wilcox, of Texas, said if he could have his way he would cheerfully tender a vote of thanks to all the officers and men engaged in the defence of Fort Donelson. He regarded that as one of the most heroic struggles that had or would take place during the continuance of the war. He had the utmost confidence in Gen. Buckner, and if he had not been taken prisoner, he believed he would have been one of the Napoleons of our Sicily in this war. He had the same confidence in Gideon Pillow and John B. Floyd that he had in Simon Buckner. He would vote for the resolution of thanks, and would make it five hundred percent stronger. After considerable discussion, participated in by Messrs. Foots, Wilcox and others. Mr. Pugh of Ala., moved that the resolution be laid upon the table, and the motion was agreed to. Mr. Swann introduced a resolution for the preparation of geographical and topographical maps. Referred to Committee on Military Affairs. Mr. Gray,
Floyd and Pillow. Gen. Price has received the appointment of Major General in the Confederate service. I could not have been bestowed on a worthier man, or one who had more honorably earned the distinction it confer. Why are not Floyd and Pillow restored to their commands? Every body admits that they fought like devil at Fort Donelson.--No body has complained, thus far, of their not fighting enough. On the contrary, the only charge against them is, that they were not willing to surwhich his headlong courage got the army, rewarded him for his Would it not be the part of wisdom to treat Floyd and Pillow in the same way? The may come when the evacuation policy may be brought to an end, by the act of the enemy himself — wuous courage of old John Floyd may be of service in leading the onset, the circumduction and calm confidence of old Gideon Pillow may be worth many regiments of men let the two old thief be restored to their favors. If they have fought too bravel