A rich country.
--A Southern exchange gives the following description of the country through which the enemy's forces, under Grierson
, were to pass to the assistance of Sherman
It will be gratifying to know that such a fruitful district has been partially relieved from the depredations of the Yankees
From Pontotoc, Mississippi
, to the southern boundary line of Noxubee county
, a distance of 89 or 90 miles from 40 to 50 in width, there is an area of country rich as the Delta
of the Nile
Magnificent plantations are spread on either side of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad level as the sea, and dotted with abodes of wealth and intelligence.--Pontotoc
, and Macon
, are the centres of local trade for all this region.
These towns have an aggregate population of perhaps 30,000, and the narrow territorial limits of their trade illustrates the fact we have stated, that in losing control of this region the South
has lost its richest granary.
Though penetrated by a railroad connecting this district of country with Mobile
, corn has never been worth more than from 75 cents to $1.50 per bushel.
has been produced in great abundance, and if the country had been protected the hog crop would have been invaluable.