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work of seven guns. Four regiments are feeling their way into Corinth, and are now within three-quarters of a mile of the town. The whole country here seems to be fortified.

JNO. POPE,

Major-General, Commanding.

POPE'S ADVANCE, May 30, 1862-8.25 a.m.

Major-General HALLECK:

The enemy evacuated yesterday and last night. They marched down the Mobile Railroad. Their sick went in the cars toward Memphis. I am pushing into town; my skirmishers are now in the outskirts.

JNO. POPE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS, Corinth, May 30, 1862-8.40 a.m.

Major-General HALLECK:

My advance, the Thirty-ninth Ohio and Forty-second Illinois, entered the town and planted the United States flag on the court-house at 6.40 this morning. They were the first troops in the place.

I am throwing my cavalry and artillery in pursuit. The enemy retired by the Mobile road.

JNO. POPE,

Major-General, Commanding.

FARMINGTON, May 30, 1862-11.10 a.m.

Major-General HALLECK:

My command will move at once. Price and Van Dorn retreated to the northeast, whether toward Danville or farther east I cannot yet say. Our 20-pounder Parrotts enfiladed their camp yesterday, killing and wounding 80 men, as prisoners informed me. Nearly a hundred horses were found in their camp killed by our fire. I ordered Captain Williams yesterday afternoon to fire four shells from his 30-pounder Parrott battery in the direction of the town. One of them destroyed a locomotive and killed the engineer within a few yards of the depot. I have not heard from Elliott, though I am informed by prisoners that it was known yesterday afternoon in Corinth that the Mobile road had been destroyed 40 miles south.

I shall be at my old headquarters until 4 o'clock p.m.

JNO. POPE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH DIVISION, In the Lines, May 30, 1862-5 a.m.

The prisoner that accompanies this states that enemy have gone, and the town appears to me to be on fire. He says that the infantry was