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ed successes in many encounters on our way, and all conscious of the righteousness of their country's cause.
The arrival of Major-Gen. Van Dorn, on the second of March, in the camp of the enemy, was the occasion of great rejoicing, and the firing of forty guns.
The rebel force was harangued by their chiefs with boastful and passionate appeals, assuring them of their superior numbers and the certainty of an easy victory.
Despatches were published, falsely announcing a great battle at Columbus, Ky., in which we had lost three gun-boats and twenty thousand men; and thus the rebel hordes were assembled — the occasion was now open to drive the invaders from the soil of Arkansas, and give a final and successful blow for a Southern Confederacy.
The fifth of March was cold and blustering.
The snow fell so as to cover the ground.
No immediate attack was apprehended, and I was engaged writing.
About two o'clock P. M., scouts and fugitive citizens came, informing me of the rapid appro