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The Daily Dispatch: November 1, 1864., [Electronic resource], The recent affair at
Eastport — a failure to cut off . (search)
The recent affair at Eastport — a failure to cut off Forrest. The handsome "little" affair at Eastport, Mississippi, to have been a ver
ishing one for the Yankees.
They had organized a force to cut off Forrest, but, it appears, cut off a larger alice than they could well carr ention, it is supposed, of destroying the railroad and cutting off Forrest.
They did not reach the road, and, unfortunately for them, they cut off more of Forrest than they could convincingly tote.
It does not take much of him, you know, to make a full load for three times the ca their guns and horns, wholly unconscious that a single company of Forrest's command was within twenty miles of the spot.
They were under th le force, was on the north side of the river.
At that very moment Forrest was quietly eating his breakfast in I-a-k-a, having come down on t he guns were brought up and put on the cars yesterday morning, General Forrest superintending the shipment himself.
A number of the enemy we