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Mill Spring.

the enemy. At daylight, their little steamer was seen lying in the river, and was quickly set on fire by our shells; cutting off, as was fondly calculated, all chance of farther Rebel retreat. Fire was then opened on their intrenchments, but there was no response; and it was soon discovered that, taking advantage of their little boat, they had silently escaped across the river during the night, leaving 10 more guns,1 with caissons, and many small arms, 1,200 or 1,500 horses and mules, with tents, blankets, and all the material of an army, behind them.

The Rebel engineers had constructed — mainly

1 A Rebel letter to the Memphis Avalanche, says 11 guns were spiked and thrown into the river.

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