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image.png  Chicago Daily Tribune of Monday 31 MAR 1862 page one.

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image.png Chigago Daily Tribune attempts to predict the future...

 

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Distances associated with above map (in miles)

210     Paducah to Savannah (via Tennessee River)

240     Cairo to Memphis (via Mississippi River)

165     Fort Henry to Pittsburg Landing  (fourteen hours to Pittsburg Landing; eleven hours downstream to Fort Henry

    9      Savannah to Pittsburg Landing  (sixty minutes upstream; forty minutes downstream)

 4 1/2  Crump's Landing (to Savannah, or to Pittsburg Landing)

   18     Corinth to Union Camps at Pittsburg Landing

   37     Savannah to Waynesboro (telegraph line on 3 APR 1862)

133      Nashville to Savannah (via Columbia and Waynesboro)  (ten days of easy marching, good weather)

   60     Savannah to Florence Alabama (via Tennessee River)

   18     Cairo to Fort Columbus, Kentucky

   64     Cairo to Island No.10

   42     Cairo to Paducah (via Ohio River)

118      Savannah to Memphis (most direct available roads)

 

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The Cleveland Morning Leader of Saturday 5 APR 1862 also made an effort to predict the future (with their article on Page 2 Col.3 "Preparing for the Great Conflict" reprinted from a late March 1862 edition of the St. Louis Democrat, by an unidentified reporter):

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Mona

The other interesting inclusion is the list of defenses possessed by Corinth -- rifle pits, redoubts, abattis -- none of which were determined to be necessary for defence of Pittsburg Landing (and even actively discouraged, at least by General Sherman.)

Ozzy

 

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