Sunday, June 20, 2010

From Tennessee

PITTSBURGH, Tenn., April 29. – Heavy firing across Lick Creek this morning, caused by artillery practice with the rebels by our advance guards, who, after a slight skirmish, in which we captured several prisoners, occupies Pea Ridge, and at 9 o’clock occupied Murray, 12 to 14 miles from Corinth.

A very intelligent sailor of Boston deserted from the rebels this side of Corinth, reports the capture of New Orleans was generally known in the rebel camps on the morning of the 27th. Also it was stated on the 18th, that the time of the two Louisiana regiments enlisted for twelve months expired, but by a new conscript of law, were required to serve two years longer. Both regiments laid down their arms and refused to fight, when Beauregard detailed four regiments to guard them as prisoners.

It was not known that Gen. Halleck was in command here, but the general impression among the troops is that Gen. Buell was, and that our army was retreating to Nashville.

Col. J. C. Kelton, A. A. G. arrived to-day, relieving Capt. McLean, who was obliged to go to Cincinnati on account of ill health.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, May 3, 1862, p. 3

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