PITTSBURG, May 3 – 9 P. M.
Hon. E. M. Stanton:– Gen. Paine’s division made a reconnoissance to Farmington to-day; found about 4,500 of the enemy and drove them off in handsome style. An artillery reconnoissance went to Glendale this A. M. and destroyed tow trestle bridges and sand track on the Memphis and Charleston R. R. It has been a splendid day’s work for the left wing. The weather is clear and the roads are becoming good.
– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Tuesday Morning, May 6, 1862, p. 1