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The Daily Dispatch: March 10, 1864., [Electronic resource], Northern view of the Southwestern campaign. (search)
that the great Smith and Grierson cavalry expedition has been very soundly thrashed by the gallant rebels. We copy: The expedition under General Smith and Grierson, that was undertaken in view of cooperating with General Sherman is at an end. To judge from the manner and reserve of the officers, our losses have been more seour troops. Lee is not with Forrest, but was at the last date harassing Sherman's rear in company with Cosby and Wirt Adams. The failure of Gens. Smith and Grierson has produced a very sad impression here, not merely on account of what they have failed to accomplish, but on account of the virtual position in which Gen. Shermh would have a most disastrous effect upon the morale of our troops. A telegram dated Washington, the 1st inst., says: Since the disastrous retreat of Grierson and Smith upon Memphis, the most serious apprehensions are felt about Gen. Sherman in official circles and among politicians.--Their retreat naturally interrupts