TN The Memphis Appeal publishes a letter from Gen. Pressevant criticizing the Confederate defenses at and above Memphis. He insists that, if Columbus were lost, Memphis would be “entirely defenceless and indefensible.” A letter from Gen. Pillow to the Memphis Press insists that “we can and will hold the position against any force the enemy can bring against it,” he asks that all volunteers “remain in Memphis until they organize into companies and battalions. They must also understand that they must submit to military discipline and government.

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