Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The reason that the Federal Flotilla in the Mississippi . . .

. . . does not push the assault upon Fort Pillow more vigorously is doubtless because a Federal victory is speedily expected at Corinth, in which case all the forts on the Mississippi, and Memphis, would speedily fall into our hands.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, May 3, 1862, p. 1

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