Saturday, August 31, 2013

From Gen Curtis’ Army


The following dispatch was sent from headquarters this evening:

“ST. LOUIS, May 8, 1862.

“Gen. Curtis reports from Batesville that the enemy in force, on the opposite side of the river, under Coleman, fired on our pickets, wounding one man.  The Union troops returned fire with artillery, and drive the enemy, several of whom were carried from the field, and captured a number of prisoners, about 100 stand of arms, and considerable contraband property.”

About 100 prisoners of war will probably be discharged from the McDowell College to-morrow, upon complying with the conditions in each instance required.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Saturday Morning, May 10, 1862, p. 1

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