4.-fight near Farmington, Miss.
General Pope's despatch.
Pittsburgh Landing, May 3, 1862.
A reconnoissance sent towards Farmington found the enemy four thousand five hundred strong, with four pieces of artillery and some cavalry, occupying a strong position near the town.
Our forces advanced at once to the assault, and after a sharp skirmish carried the position in fine style.
The enemy left thirty dead on the field, with their tents and baggage, our cavalry pursuing them.
ssion of the town, tore up the railroad track and destroyed two bridges.
We have a good many prisoners, but can't tell how many yet. Our loss is two killed and twelve wounded. John Pope, Major-General.
Secretary Scott's despatch,
Pittsburgh Landing, May 8, 9 P. M. To Hon E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War:
General Paine's division made a reconnoissance to Farmington to-day, found about four thousand five hundred of the enemy, drove them in hand — some style, killing thirty, wounding m