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 Some skirmishes on Friday had aroused the vigilance of the Federal commanders. Yet, General Grant had telegraphed General Halleck Saturday night: ‘The main force of the enemy is at Corinth; one division of Buell's column arrived yesterday. I have scarcely the faintest idea of an attack (general one) being made upon us.’ General Prentiss had, however, thrown forward Colonel Moore with the 21st Missouri regiment on the Corinth road, who had encountered Hardee's skirmish line under Major Hardcastle, and taking it for an outpost attacked it vigorously. Thus in reality the Federals opened the fight. The struggle was brief. The 8th and 9th Arkansas regiments came up, and Colonel Moore was wounded, and his troops gave way.
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