CORINTH, April 28th.
Purdy was evacuated last night, and has since been burned. Every building is said to be destroyed. The Yankees are moving in that direction. Our outposts had a skirmish with their advance early this morning, capturing sixty prisoners, including nine commissioned officers.
CHICAGO, May 3.
The Memphis Argus of the 29th has the following dispatch:
CORINTH, May [sic] 28.
Beauregard is moving large bodies of troops southward; some go by rail, others afoot. Few have gone West. It is generally understood he is evacuating, though he declines answering questions. He says President Davis understands his movements.
– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Monday Morning, May 5, 1862, p. 1