Tuesday, February 8, 2011

From Cairo

(Special to the Hawk-Eye.)

CAIRO, May 22.

Nothing from Fort Pillow.  Further reports of the evacuation are generally credited here, though it is believed the fort is not yet occupied.

Two refugees direct from Corinth arrived today and report that there is much sickness in the rebel camp and that men are kept on half rations.

Whole families of Union people are wending their way northward as best they can.  They are enduring much exposure and privations.

No arrival from the Tennessee.


– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington Iowa, Saturday, May 24, 1862, p. 3

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