Prelude to Battle of Pittsburg Landing, Purdy, Savannah, railroad, river, civil war

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Prelude to Battle of Pittsburg Landing, Purdy, Savannah, railroad, river, civil war - A SUCCESS OHIO CAVALRY. Tbe plan was carried...
A SUCCESS OHIO CAVALRY. Tbe plan was carried out exactly, according to the programme. In a night so darK that a naer couia oniy see his horse by the frequent flashes of lightning, and under a pouring rain. Major Hayes, with" a battalion of tbe 5th Oafo cavalry, guided by a Union man of the vicinity, vicinity, m&rehed some twenty-six mHea, reached the bridge at an ear.y hour, destroyed it and the track and the trestle-work or half a mile, tried to catch the down train from Purdy, but were foiled by the conductors having been advised by the people of the neighborhood of his presence In time, and got back to the point at which the infantry were resting at five-o'clock in the afternoon. MARCH OF THE INFANTRY. Th infanirv march, fhouch shorter, was stM harder. The advance had hardly b-en disembarked end started off till a thunder-storm came up. Through the whole night it rallied almost incessantly j the march was nec-essarfly nec-essarfly slow, and one regiment was kept often stand'Cg for half an hour walling In the mud and rain for some advance regiment to get out of the way; every body was soaked before tbe rain was half over, and when It was ended the blankets were so wet as to be useless. TOE REBELS BURNING THEIR COTTON. For miles an Ill-defined lurid glow of light was seen liitunlnlng the murky sky,- and shining dimly through the woods. As it wai seen from dlficrent positions m the curves of the road, the men imagined eacn appearance appearance to be a new light and there was much talk of sig nal fires and admonition to be ready lor aitac. any moment ; but at last, Just at the daise6t hour before dayjfeht they came np to It and the mystery was solved. . - , ii - r 1. V . ...UriDWaiAf cotton, which were stored in an old shed by the roadside. roadside. Late in the preceding evening a hattallcn of rebel cavalry had been down to the river, and returning, greatly alarmed! at the formidable appearance of the fleet had fired the cotton to prevent the Lincolaites from getting it

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  1. Memphis Daily Appeal,
  2. 05 Apr 1862, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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