Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Thursday, March 6, 1862

Sarah came down on the morning train.  Columbus, Ky., has been evacuated.  The position was a very strong one and the rebels boasted that it could not be taken; but when our gun boats came in sight, the last of the rebels were leaving.  Twenty or thirty confederate cannon were left in the fort.  The place has been evacuated by advice of Beauregard who visited the position last week.  It is said they will make a stand at Island No. 10.  The rebels called Columbus the Gibralter of the West.

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