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The Daily Dispatch: November 5, 1863., [Electronic resource], The recent engagement of General Chalmers in Mississippi. (search)
been killed, whose name I could not learn. Our loss was seven or eight killed and thirty or forty wounded. The Federal receiving reinforcements from Sherman's forces Chalmers fell back to Byhalia. About three o'clock yesterday (Sunday) Gen. Philips, with 3,000 cavalry and eight pieces of artillery, passed through Holly Springs in a full gallon. They came in on the Salem road and went out on the same road that Chalmers and his troop did the day before. One mile north of this place PhiliPhilips divided his forces--one column taking the Hudsonville road, and the other the road to North Mount Pleasant. It was at first supposed they were endeavoring to get in Chalmers's rear, but it is now generally believed both columns formed a junction at some point north of here, and are now engaging Chalmers at Byhalia or in that vicinity. Cannonading has been heard in that direction at intervals during the entire day, and much anxiety is felt as to the probable result. Gen. Hatch, with 500 ca