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The Daily Dispatch: September 9, 1862., [Electronic resource], Our army in Maryland--particulars of the passage of the Potomac. (search)
itself in the demonstrations and future movements of our forces, we do not doubt, but reports as to their operations since they reached Maryland are premature. Our informant left Leesburg on Saturday morning, and the news he brings is as late as any received.--When he left for Richmond, the main body of the army was in Maryland, but of any active movement there he was not advised, nor would be proper to make them known. In the 4th Alabama regiment were killed and 46 wounded. General Pryor, it is related to us, was at one time a prisoner, but escaped from his three captors, killing two of them with a bayonet which he had seized from the hands of one of them. It is stated that for four days our troops lived almost entirely on corn taken from the fields on the route. A large proportion of them were bare footed, and a goodly number only half clothed. When the army crossed the Potomac at Edwards's Ferry, there was an exciting race between many of the regiments to se