military--often from Western Theater

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Predictive Words

GEN GENERAL REBEL TROOPS REBELS FEDERAL ARMY TENNESSEE RIVER KENTUCKY COMMAND FORCES DISPATCH FORCE NASHVILLE MISSOURI ARRIVED MILES RECEIVED NEWS CORRESPONDENT POTOMAC DATED STATE

This list of words are those that the topic model identifies as most likely to appear in documents in this category.

Exemplary Articles

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Friday, August 23, 1861

From

Louisville, Aug. 21

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Tuesday, September 17, 1861

Ages of the Generals.

—It is stated that Gen. McClellan is not yet 35; Gen. Fremont is under 48; Gen. Lyon was about 44; Gen. Butler is 43; Gen. Banks is 44, and Gen. McDowell is about 40.

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Friday, September 26, 1862

From Tennessee and Kentucky.

Chattanooga. Sept. 24.

—The Nashville Union, of the 20th, says that 800 rebel cavalry attacked the Federal at Green river bridge, Saturday, but were repulsed. It also reports that Bragg, with 10,000 men, is at Glasgow Junction, Rossean has gone to meet him.

The more

From Tennessee and Kentucky.

Chattanooga. Sept. 24.

—The Nashville Union, of the 20th, says that 800 rebel cavalry attacked the Federal at Green river bridge, Saturday, but were repulsed. It also reports that Bragg, with 10,000 men, is at Glasgow Junction, Rossean has gone to meet him.

The Union regards the defeat of Bragg's army as certain, and says there 200,000 Federal now between Louisville and Nashville. The Union reports several skirmishes near Nashville, on the 19th, with the loss of a Federal train of twelve wagons and escort, captured by guerrillas.

Andy Johnson is still in Nashville.

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Saturday, August 02, 1862

Buell's Movements.

Chattanooga, July 29.

—Buell's forces are marching up the Sequatchie Valley, towards Pikesville.

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Friday, December 06, 1861

Affairs in Missouri.

Memphis, Dec. 4.

—A special dispatch from Jefferson City to the St. Louis Democrat dated Nov. 29th, says that Gen. McCulloch is moving with a large force to that place.

A special dispatch from Rolla, under date of Nov. 28th, and published in the St. Louis . . . more

Affairs in Missouri.

Memphis, Dec. 4.

—A special dispatch from Jefferson City to the St. Louis Democrat dated Nov. 29th, says that Gen. McCulloch is moving with a large force to that place.

A special dispatch from Rolla, under date of Nov. 28th, and published in the St. Louis Republican, of the 29th, says that Gen. McCulloch regards the retrograde movement of the Federal army as an attempt to get in his rear. Gen. McCulloch is encamped at Springfield with a force of 4,000. Gen. Raines left Sarcoxie on the 25th Nov., to join McCulloch, with a force of 7,000. Gen. Price left Pineville on the 25th Nov. The balance of the Confederate army is marching northward to join McCulloch. Gen. Raines has destroyed everything in his route to prevent the Federals from getting in and annoying his rear.

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Saturday, November 28, 1863

FROM EAST TENNESSEE.

Abingdon, Nov. 27.

—We have nothing definite from East Tennessee to corroborate the reported surrender of Knoxville, though rumors are abundant.

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Tuesday, June 18, 1861

Gen. Butler Wants More Troops.

Hagerstown, Md., June 17.

—Gen. Butler has called for 15,000 more troops.

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Wednesday, July 10, 1861

Patterson Calls for Reinforcements.

Washington, July 9

—Gen. Patterson has sent to the War Department for reinforcements.

[SECOND DISPATCH.]

Washington, July 9.—Six regiments have gone to Gen. Patterson's assistance.

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Saturday, August 03, 1861

Federal Movements in Missouri.

Louisville, August 1.

—The St. Louis Democrat, of Tuesday, the 30th, says that eight boats, with about 8000 Federal troops, will leave the next day, (Wednesday,) for Cape Girardeau.

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Saturday, February 15, 1862

It is currently reported in the west that the different columns of Gen. Halleck and Gen. Snell will be

In this column are pieces from the Daily Dispatch that best exemplified this topic; i.e. they had the highest topic proportions in this category. The pie chart to the right of each piece identifies the specific topic proportion for "military--often from Western Theater in the piece." You can view the complete topic proportion breakdown for an individual piece by clicking on the title. The handle slider handle on the bottom left of the chart can be adjusted to view articles and advertisements best exemplifying this topic for particular months.