NP, NODC 4/26/1861

From the New Orleans Daily Crescent
April 26, 1861
The Federal Mercenaries at Cairo
   From the Memphis Bulletin of Thursday last we extract the following:
   We learn that Hon. Milton Brown, President of the Mobile & Ohio railroad, Gov. McRae, of Mississippi, and H. Williams, of Jackson, Tenn. on hearing of the military occupation of Cairo at Columbus yesterday, proceeded forthwith to that city to learn in person the precise object of the concentration of troops at Cairo, and particularly to inquire whether any interruption of the running of the Mobile & Ohio railroad steamboat, connecting the Mobile & Ohio road with the Illinois Central, is meditated. President Brown was in Cairo last night, and we shall doubtless have his views of the occupation at an early date.