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s, three days before the great battle of Shiloh published the subjoined: Our pickets were driven in by the enemy near Inka on Tuesday evening. They were afterwards pursued by our forces, but they received out of herm's reach. An engagement is expected at or near Corinth, on or near the Tennessee river, within a few days at most. We have every confidence in the result of this approaching battle. We repose every confidence in the skill and tact of our commanding Generals, especially of Polk, Beauregard, Bragg, and Johnston, and the men they command are anxious to encounter the foe. A braver and better army never fought a battle on this continent. We do not write for effect, but to give a candid expression of our views in the premises. We have able and skillful Generals; we have brave and invincible soldiers. We may safely calculate on a signal victory in the coming battle, which promises to be the battle of this war. We expect lasting honors both for our commanders and ou
The Daily Dispatch: April 10, 1862., [Electronic resource], An explanation of the affair at Union city, Tenn. (search)
orces of the enemy consisted of four regiments of infantry and two battalions of cavalry, and nine pieces of artillery. Our whole force did not exceed eight to nine hundred effective men. The enemy immediately opened fire on our camps and cars. No return made by us. Our loss is fifty taken prisoners; in that number thirty of the pickets, under command of lieut, Coleman, including Lieut. Fite, and about fifty horses; no arms, and but few of the wagons. Provisions lost valued at about $6,000, and but little ammunition. The enemy destroyed the cars, quarters, and tents, and retired with great demonstrations of joy. Col. Tilghman displayed great coolness and bravery, and won the esteem of the regiment. Col. Jackson had command of the cavalry, by order of Gen. Polk. Our regiment rallied at Crockett's Station, ten miles from Union City. They were pursued by the enemy about three miles. Col. Pickett sent scouts to Cogett's, fearing the enemy might flank them at that point.