Saturday, December 5, 2009

Specials to the New York Papers

(Herald’s Special.)

Washington, April 13.

The rebellion ladies Greenhow, Morris and Bayley have not yet packed their trunks for the South, as they are required to do under the decision of the commissioners and the order of the Military Governor. They are allowed to remain until their preparations are completed. Mrs. Greenhow is quite oracular in reference to the campaign. She predicts that General McClellan will not be able to strike a blow at Yorktown for many days, and that when he does he will be defeated by the rebel army which will be 125,000 strong.

(Tribune Correspondence.)

Further information from Pittsburg Landing shows that there was terrible carnage among the Illinois troops, of whom many regiments were in the battle. There were more than 4000 troops from the First District (Washburne’s) engaged. They lost two colonels, Ellis and Davis, Major Goddard, and many other officers. Many more known to have been wounded.

(Tribune’s Special.)

Our special correspondent with McDowell’s command reports all quiet on Cedar Run, 15 miles beyond Manassas. The railroad bridge at that point destroyed by the rebels, will be reconstructed this week. The railway track beyond will be rapidly repaired. Rebel scouts are constantly prowling about our camps and occasionally a straggler is picked up by our cavalry. Two privates of General Blenker’s Division, who said they had just returned from the vicinity of the Rappahannock, reported that Gen. Blenker and his body guard had been surrounded by rebel cavalry and captured. Doubtful.

– Published in The Gate City, Keokuk, Iowa, Tuesday, April 15, 1862

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