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t with intense anxiety the result of the conflict, hopeful of a successful issue, attended with the complete discomfiture of our braggart foes. We append, from the Enquirer extra, the news received from Corinth by telegraph: Corinth, Miss., May 3.--All is quiet in front of our lines. A battle is daily expected. A gentleman from Tennessee river reports that Gen. Kirby Smith has defeated Gen. Mitchell and re-taken Huntsville. Scouts just in report that skirmishing took place about twolately lost; let the ound of our victorious guns be re-echoed by those of the army of Virginia on the historic battle field of Yorktown. [Signed] G. T. Beauregard, General Commanding. [Official,] J. M. Otey, A. A. A. General. Corinth, May 3 --Still later.--The enemy's advance consisted of about 8,000 infantry, with cavalry and artillery. The skirmish commenced at Seven Mile Creek, near Farmington. Brig.-Gen. Marmaduke's brigade was engaged, supported by Capt. Sweet's Mississ
Very latest from Corinth. [special Dispatch to the Richmond Dispatch.] Corinth, Miss., May 3 --8 o'clock P. M.--There was heavy skirmishing this afternoon. The enemy advanced in force. Two batteries and several thousand men were engaged. Brig.-Gens. Marmaduke and Picket led our force at Farmington, four miles from Corinth. The firing commenced at 1½ o'clock. The artillery opened at half-past 5. After shelling three quarters of an hour the brigade retired. Our loss was about 20 killed and wounded. The enemy is doubtless advancing, feeling his way. A grand battle is expected within three days. The army is confidently awaiting the attack. Dr F.
The War in the Southwest. Augusta, May 3. --The Savannah Republican's Corinth correspondent, under date of 1st inst., says that the re-occupation of Decatur by our troops is confirmed. The enemy shelled the town and burned the bridge. We have probably re-occupied Huntsville. The weather is good, and the enemy is s of the 30th ult., says it has reason to doubt that the destruction among our gunboats on Lake Pontchartrain was as general as heretofore announced. Atlanta, May 3.--A special dispatch to the Intelligencer says the enemy have crossed the river in small force. They are in considerable force at Bridgeport? We will fight them cer says the enemy have crossed the river in small force. They are in considerable force at Bridgeport? We will fight them in the mountains. [Second Dispatch.] Augusta, May 3. --The Chronicle and Sentinel has a letter from Chattanooga, which says that the enemy retired from Bridgeport, and had advanced no further.
From the Florida coast. Augusta, May 3. --The Savannah Republican, of this morning, has a letter from Tampa, Fla., dated 25th ult., which confirms the previous report of the refusal of Major Thomas to surrender the town. The enemy threatened to shell the place, but had not done so at last accounts. Prisoners escaped from Key West report that 3,000 Federal were on the island, and 5 0 in the hospital with small pox and other diseases.
The Daily Dispatch: may 5, 1862., [Electronic resource], Symptoms of yellow fever in the South. (search)
The bombardment of Fort Pillow. Augusta, May 3. --The Memphis Appeal, of the 23th ult., says: "We learn from above that during the bombardment of Fort Pillow, yesterday, three of the enemy's monster guns exploded. At last accounts the enemy had not appeared at Carbondale, sixty miles above New Orleans. The Argus says that the enemy's gunboats above Memphis will soon be in our hands."