No. 101.-report of Col. Philip H. Sheridan, Second Michigan Cavalry, of reconnaissance to Baldwin, Miss., June 9.
Booneville, June 9, 1862.The officer in command of the cavalry advance makes the following report from Baldwin: General Pope: My command entered this place at 5 o'clock a. m. without opposition. The enemy have been evacuating their position here for several days. Their rear guard left here yesterday morning. General Beauregard left his headquarters here last Saturday, at 12 o'clock p. m. It is supposed that the enemy have taken a position 20 miles south, at a place called Tupelo. They have left nothing. I found the railroad bridge burned; all the bridges over the creek destroyed. We crossed by following the railroad, but with a great deal of difficulty. I will probably make a reconnaissance as far as Guntown, 5 miles south of this place. P. H. Sheridan, Colonel Second Michigan Cavalry, Commanding.