Monday, January 11, 2010

Another Battle Expected

(Special to the Chicago Journal.)

ST. LOUIS, April 18.

Officers arriving here from Pittsburg Landing this evening report all quiet there, but active preparations are making for another battle, which was thought to be imminent. It was supposed that the enemy were preparing to make a second dashing attack upon the Federal forces, as a large portion of his army was between Corinth and Pittsburg, and only a few miles distant from our outpost. So close indeed were the two hostile posts that skirmishing and picket fighting were continually going on.

My informant thinks that a second great battle cannot be far off, and that it will take place on the field of the first engagement, or about midway between Pittsburg Landing and Corinth.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Monday Morning, April 21, 1862, p. 2

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