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The Daily Dispatch: April 10, 1862., [Electronic resource], Depends of the West Bank of the Mississippi. (search)
rn, the indefatigable Van-Dorn has pushed forward to the Mississippi with all rapidity. His army is in good condition, much reinforced, and is concentrating at Jacksonport and Pocahontas. General Jeff. Thompson is operating closely in connection with Van-Dorn's army, and it is thought that some Federals in the neighborhood of New This movement of Van-Dorn was executed with great celerity and secrecy. He was doubtless enabled to accomplish it by the facilities of water transportation. Jacksonport is on White river and Pocahontas about 50 miles north of it on the Big Black fork of white river. It is to be presumed that the gallant General Van-Dorn withdr, is not known; but doubtless enough to keep Curtis uneasy Pocahontas is about sixty or seventy miles from New Madrid in a direction a little south of west, and Jacksonport about the same distance west of Fort Pillow on the Mississippi. Both of these places are about two hundred miles coastward of the late battle field of Elkhorn