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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Beauregard's report of the battle of Drury's Bluff. (search)
ul accident happened this morning. Our big gun burst, and killed ten men. General Polk barely escaped with his life. November 13th.—Our prisoners returned from Cairo this evening, and say that the enemy will attack Columbus very soon. General Pillow's division commenced to move to-day, but for some reason, the order was counterograde movement. November 16th.—After a cold rain last night, Sir Jack made his appearance this morning. Rode horseback before breakfast. A boat arrived from Cairo, under flag of truce. It is said that an unconditional surrender of the place is demanded, or a removal of the women and children. We are in daily expectation of be no movement before spring. Colonel Dougherty, who has been a wounded prisoner in our hands since the battle of Belmont, was to-day released, and returned to Cairo. Sunday, December 8th.—Arrived in Memphis yesterday. Attended service this morning at the Second Presbyterian church, and listened to an eloquent sermon by a r<
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Diary of Rev. J. G. Law. (search)
ul accident happened this morning. Our big gun burst, and killed ten men. General Polk barely escaped with his life. November 13th.—Our prisoners returned from Cairo this evening, and say that the enemy will attack Columbus very soon. General Pillow's division commenced to move to-day, but for some reason, the order was counterograde movement. November 16th.—After a cold rain last night, Sir Jack made his appearance this morning. Rode horseback before breakfast. A boat arrived from Cairo, under flag of truce. It is said that an unconditional surrender of the place is demanded, or a removal of the women and children. We are in daily expectation of be no movement before spring. Colonel Dougherty, who has been a wounded prisoner in our hands since the battle of Belmont, was to-day released, and returned to Cairo. Sunday, December 8th.—Arrived in Memphis yesterday. Attended service this morning at the Second Presbyterian church, and listened to an eloquent sermon by a r<