The subjoined sensational paragraph appeared in the Nashville Union. – Our “d---l” thinks it is good reading, but we “don’t see it.”
The Louisville Journal thinks that if any rebel cotton is successfully concealed on the approach of the Union armies, it will have to be hidden in the bosoms of the women. We guess that our inquisitive troops will be very apt to [find] even that precious treasure, if they once get their hands in.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington Iowa, Saturday, May 24, 1862, p. 3