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The Daily Dispatch: April 7, 1862., [Electronic resource], [correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] (search)
ulloch, and Arkansas feels the loss of Gen. McIntosh very severely. The rebels are bad off for clothing a stores. Pike's Indians have returned to the Indian Nation. They were not found sufficiently formidable in battle, having been parts stricken at the effect of our artillery. One regiment of Texas troops reached Var Buren on the 15th to reinforce Van Ders, and more were expected from Louisiana--The whole rebel reinforcements will not exceed 5,000 in the next six weeks. Lieut. Col. Herron, of the Ninth Iowa regiment, the was taken a prisoner at the battle of Ridge, was in the hands of the rebels for two weeks. They were badly frightened after the battle and retreated very repidly. and for the first three days of their fight had nothing to eat, and it now appears that the cannon and baggage train might have been easily captured. Gen. Curtis's army fell back to Keitsvills in order to secure forage; Arkansas, north of Fayetteville, having been entirely eaten out. Our