s not good — in fact, it is very difficult-and the gunboat may not be here when wanted.
Colonel Thayer's brigade is at Adamsville, about 2 miles from me, watching the enemy at Purdy.
I am here with Smith's brigade to check any advance by the road fnot, in consequence of the high state of the watercourses, been able to get nearer the river than 4 miles. They were at Adamsville; saw where the enemy had been encamped.
The officers told the prisoners that they intended to land at Pittsburg and Eaarrested.
As their advanced pickets cut me off from doing anything on the river, I am now inclined to return by the Adamsville road, keeping an eye on their movements.
I will write again to-morrow.
Danl. W. Adams, Colo our scouts sent out reported the bridge just as we had left it-pulled down.
I also learned that the enemy had left Adamsville and the rumor from a citizen that they had landed troops last night at Pittsburg.
Proceeding farther, my advance picke