Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Great Battle

CAIRO, April 9. – Maj. Kuykendall of the 31st Ill., who left the field of action on Monday evening, reports that Gen. Johnston was killed, and Beauregard was wounded, a cannon ball having shot his arm off.

No arrival from Tennessee since early this morning, but one is expected every moment.

There is a rumor by way of Paducah that our forces occupy Corinth and that the enemy is completely routed.  We have taken a large number of prisoners.  Carson the scout was killed early in the engagement.

Lieut. Col. Canfield of the 72d Ohio was killed and his body has arrived here.

– Published in the Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 12, 1862, p. 3

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