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The Daily Dispatch: April 18, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: July 6, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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o ten. --Commodore Footh's Dispatch. Washington, April 9. --The following was received at the Navy Department this morning: Flag-Ship Bentoy, Island No. 10, April 8, via Cairo. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy I have to inform the Department that since I sent the telegram last night announcing the surrender to me of Island No.10, possession has been taken of both the Island and the works upon the Tennessee shore, by the gunboats and troops under the command of Gen Buford. Seventeen officers and three hundred and sixty-eight privates, besides one hundred of their sick and one hundred men employed on board the transports, are in our hands, unconditionally prisoners of war. I have caused a hasty examination to be made of the forts, batteries and munitions of war captured. There are eleven earth works with seventy heavy cannon, varying in calibre from 32 to 100-pounders rifled. The magazines are well supplied with powder, and there are large qu
The Daily Dispatch: July 6, 1864., [Electronic resource], Forrest's great fight — the victory greater than reported. (search)
position on their flank, in advance of the column, he dismounted and marched his command within sixty yards of the road. As the column came on, the road was crowded with infantry and cavalry. One sheet of fire from his line, and hundreds lay hors du combat. Charging immediately upon the road still further execution was effected until compelled to give way. The 95th Ohio regiment, which was in the rear of the columns, and hard pressed by Col Lyon, surrendered. The various troops of Gen Buford's command in this, the second day of the pursuit, captured a thousand prisoners. Having followed the enemy nearly to LaGrange, and put his column to flight in fragments, the troops commenced their return on the morning of the 12th, and scouted the woods to the left of the Statem road back to Ripley. The result has been that seven or eight hundred more straggling Yankees were caught. Grierson and Sturgis deserted their commands beyond Ripley and fled to LaGrange. The outrages committ