Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Rebels and the Battle in Tennessee

FORT MONROE, April 17.

Copies of the Richmond Dispatch and the Norfolk Day Book were received here last evening. The Dispatch contains a telegram from Beauregard, dated Corinth, 9th inst., stating that he was strongly entrenched and prepared to defy the Federals in whatever numbers they might attack him. He claims the battle of Pittsburg Landing as a most important Rebel Victory. He says: “We captured 6,000 Federal prisoner [sic] and 36 cannon.”

The Dispatch, commenting on the above thinks that the total route of Gens. Buell and Grant is certain. No mention is made of Beauregard being Wounded.

The Dispatch says, in reference to affairs on the Peninsula, that no anxiety need be felt as to the result of the forthcoming battle. The Yankees are to be driven back to the Fortress, and thoroughly vanquished by our forces under Generals Lee, Johnson and Magruder.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Saturday Morning, April 19, 1862, p. 1

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