War of the Rebellion: Serial 010 Page 0669 Chapter XXII. SIEGE OF CORINTH, MISS.

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of artillery, 600 infantry, and a squadron of cavalry, and destroyed a large quantity of quartermaster's and commissary stores and a part of the railroad. The enemy is hard pressed for food, and has released all prisoners, rank and file, taken at Pittsburg.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

Honorable E. M. STANTON.

HALLECK'S HEADQUARTERS, June 4.

General Pope, with 40,000, is 30 miles south of Corinth, pushing the enemy hard. He already reports 10,000 prisoners and deserters from enemy are throwing away their arms. A farmer says that when Beauregard learned that Colonel Elliott had cut the railroad on his line of retreat he became frantic, and told his men to save themselves the best they could. We have captured nine locomotives and a number of cars. One is already repaired and is running to-day. Several more will be in running order in two or three days. The results is all I could possibly desire.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General, Commanding.

Honorable E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War.

WASHINGTON, June 4, 1862.

Your glorious dispatch has just been received, and I have sent it into every State. The whole land will soon ring with applause at the achievement of your gallant army and its able and victorious commander.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

Major-General HALLECK, Corinth.

WASHINGTON, June 4, 1862.

Your dispatch of to-day to Secretary of War received. Thanks for the good news it brings.

Have you anything from Memphis or other parts of the Mississippi River?

Please answer.

A. LINCOLN.

Major-General HALLECK,

Halleck's Headquarters, Corinth.

HALLECK'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 4, 1862.

General Pope's dispatch of yesterday assured me that the enemy was rapidly retreating south. At 10 o'clock this morning he telegraphed

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*In 1865 Major-General Pope denied ever having made such report. His correspondence with Major-General Halleck on that subject is printed in Series I, Vol. X, Part II, pp. 635, 636.

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