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The Daily Dispatch: April 10, 1862., [Electronic resource], Depends of the West Bank of the Mississippi. (search)
Depends of the West Bank of the Mississippi. --The Mobile Register, of the 30th ult., has the following important intelligence: As Curtis has displayed no further stomach for the fray since the battle 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 ri