re cut off.
This was a timely movement, for, while the bridge was burning, an engine that had been sent up from Corinth to help through three trains heavily laden with troops from Memphis, and hurrying forward by the longer way of Humbolt and Jackson, because the direct road was of insufficient capacity at that time, came thundering on. The Nationals, who lay in ambush, captured it, and ran it off at full speed Into the ravine under the burning bridge.
The re-enforcements for Beauregard werho requested the restoration of Beauregard, cited by General Jordan, in Harper's Magazine, XXXI., 616.
While Beauregard was at Bladen, he wrote a letter to the Confederate General Martin, in which he expressed a coincidence of opinion with Stonewall Jackson, that the time had come for raising the black flag — in other words, giving no quarter — but killing every foe, armed or disarmed, in battle.
I believe, he said, it is the only thing that will prevent recruiting at the North. --See The Wee