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The Daily Dispatch: April 10, 1862., [Electronic resource], Depends of the West Bank of the Mississippi. (search)
le of Elkhorn, 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 Madrid may be hurt before long. Thus both sides are concentrating all their power for the great and desperate struggle for the mastership of the Mississippi river and valley. 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 withdrew his forces to the Arkansas river after the battle of Elkhorn, dropped down the river and ascended the White in steamers. What force is sti