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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—--the Mississippi. (search)
with his cavalry, extended his lines still farther on his left, pillaging and burning even more than the former, and joined him at last at Corinth in the beginning of May, after a slight encounter on the 6th near Tupelo with the Confederate colonel Ruggles, who was trying to bar his way. In another direction, the flotilla which had brought Streight over had left immediately after landing him, and the vessels convoying it had a small fight on the 25th at the entrance of Duck River with some on the Tallahatchie, taking about thirty prisoners. Another Federal detachment, under Major Henry, was less fortunate. He was surprised on the same day at Hernando by a second Confederate column, under General Chalmers, who, in order to support Ruggles' movement, was advancing directly upon Memphis: Henry was taken prisoner, with nearly the whole of his force, numbering four hundred men. In order to avenge this disaster, Colonel Mizner was immediately sent, with one regiment, in pursuit of Cha