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all busily knitting for our soldiers-oh, that we could make them comfortable for the winter! October 10th, 1862. Bad news! The papers bring an account of the defeat of our army at Corinth. It was commanded by General Van Dorn--the Federals by Rosecranz. They fought Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The fight said to have been very bloody-great loss on both sides. The first two days we had the advantage, but on Sunday the Yankees brought up reinforcements, and our men had to retire to Ripley. The Northern papers do not brag quite so much as usual; they say their loss was very great, particularly in officers; from which, I hope it was not quite so bad with us as our first accounts represent. This bringing up of reinforcements, which the Yankees do in such numbers, is ruinous to us. Ahl if we could only fight them on an equal footing, we could expunge them from the face of the earth; but we have to put forth every energy to get rid of them, while they come like the frogs, the fl