Thursday, September 19, 2013

From the Western Army

A fellow citizen received a private letter yesterday from one of the soldiers of the Western Army in the vicinity of Corinth, dated the 7th inst., which stated that they had all received orders to prepare four days rations and be in readiness to march at ten o’clock a. m.  Where they were going the writer did not know, but surmised that the town of Corinth, some five miles distant, would be their first stopping place.  This looks very much like a fight and if the enemy has stood his ground, we doubt not the great battle, ere this, has commenced.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Wednesday Morning, May 14, 1862, p. 1

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