Wednesday, July 10, 2013

From Corinth -- Southern Accounts

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.


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

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