June 22, 1861
ten thousand men for Wise’s “Legion of the
Northwest,” are nearly all enlisted.
They were mostly recruited among the mountains, and when old “Gizzard
Foot” does get under way he will sweep the Pan Handle like a tornado. The only risk is that the fiery spirited man
will be too daring, and whip his way into some cul de sac that even he cannot whip his way out of. That’s what we fear for glorious old
Wise. Anybody who really wants to fight
can be accommodated under his banner.
by Sharon Strout]