ST. LOUIS, April 8. – In response to a serenade to-night, Gen. Halleck said that Beauregard with an immense army advanced from Corinth, and attacked the combined forces of Grant and Buell. The battle began day before yesterday, and continued till late in the afternoon, with a terrible loss on both sides. We have gained a complete victory, and driven the enemy within his fortifications.
He also announced his departure for the field [to-morrow morning.]
– Published in the Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 12, 1862, p. 3. The last two words were cut off when the newspaper was microfilmed, the exact article also appeared in the Burlington Daily Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Thursday, April 10, 1862 and I have used that article to reconstruct the missing text.