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e enemy commenced a retreat, which was admirably conducted. General Forrest pursued and engaged them a few miles north of Tupelo, when he received a slight but painful wound in the foot. Our loss in the several engagements will reach nearly 1,000 killed, wounded and missing, Yankees left at Tupelo say their loss, including deaths from diseases and desertions, was 1,700. Had the enemy come nearer to this place, who 2 our infantry would have been brought into action, we believe a victory as great as that of Tishomingo creek would have followed. The people of this portion of the State owe a debt of gratitude to Generals Lee and Forrest, and the gallant officers and men of their commands, which they can never repay. The destruction of property in the enemy's line of march far exceeds that of all other raids in North Mississippi. Families were left entirely destitute of provisions, and some had their clothing taken or destroyed. Harrisburg and Tupelo were both burned.
The Daily Dispatch: August 11, 1864., [Electronic resource], Fourth of July celebration by the Miscegenations on President Davis's plantation. (search)
ribed by the Vicksburg Herald. Whether the "ladies" alluded to are black or white does not appear anywhere in this record: Davis's Bend.--This is one of the most extraordinary bends of the wonderful Mississippi river, and has received its name from the fact of the settlement on the peninsula formed by the bend of two members of the Davis family, known as "Jeff" and "Joe." This peninsula is some twelve miles in length, and at the point where it is attached to the main land of the State of Mississippi it is so narrow that the enterprising planters have dug a canal across, not unlike the celebrated Butler canal of Vicksburg fame, although not near so long. This canal is called the "cut off," and in high water the peninsula becomes, in fact, an island. This tract of land is of great fertility, being entirely a deposit of the rich soil washed from the prairies of the Great West. On this tract are some six plantations, of from 800 to 1,200 acres each. Two of the largest and best of