Albert Sidney Johnston

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Albert Sidney Johnston - Telegraphed to tbe New Orleans Picayune. 8 PE...
Telegraphed to tbe New Orleans Picayune. 8 PE CI Ali TO THB PICATUNB. LATER FROM THE BATHE FIELD. THE VICTORY 1 The Remains of Gen. Johnston to Come to New Orleans. Battle Field, Sunday Night, April 6. The day is ours. We have won a great and alorious victory, diiving the enemy to his boats, and aerose the river. Tbe gunboats of the enemy played on our army a terrifie fire, in the hope of driving as bask, but were silenced by our batteries. Our army bivouacked in the enemy's camp, and on the battle ground. I have no time for particulars. farther. Corinth, April 7. Our victory, so far, is complete. The enemy was routed on both winus by Johnston and Bragg. We have captured between three and four thousand prisoners, among whom are a great many officers, including Gen. I'renUss. The enemy crossed the river this morning, bnt were repulsed. Our lore is supposed to be about fifteen hundred killed and wounded, and that of the enemy three times that number. Skirmishing still continues, and another con flict is anticipated to day. Gen. Johnston's remains are to be sent to New Orleans, this evening, under an escort His staff accompanies them, Including Col. Preston and Maj. Hay den, on their way to Texas, we presume. Eds. Pic Our army is in high spirits, and confident of final success. It was the hardeet fought battle ever fought on This continent. The loss of arms and equipments by the enemy is immense. They loet all the guns in the sevecal batteries engaged.

Clipped from The Times-Picayune08 Apr 1862, TuePage 2

The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana)08 Apr 1862, TuePage 2
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