Monday, March 5, 2012

Bridge over the Cumberland River Destroyed

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 19. – A Union scout who has been operating up the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers reached here this morning and reports one span of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad bridge crossing the Tennessee at Decatur, Alabama was destroyed on Saturday last by the Union men in that vicinity.

It was reported the bridge at Bridgeport, some seventy miles above had been disabled but this is not confirmed.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, February 22, 1862, p. 3

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