Topic Proportions

Topic Percent
military campaigns
60%
war reports
12.5%
war prisoners
5%
[unclear]
5%
weather
2.5%
ads--medicine, substitutes, wanted, etc.
2.5%
military--often from Western Theater
2.5%
humor
2.5%
military orders to report
2.5%
European news
2.5%
maritime news, esp. naval and blockade
2.5%
From the Mon., May. 19, 1862 issue

Our latest dates from the army of General Beauregard are to the 15th inst., up to which time nothing decisive or important had occurred. The enemy still tremblingly hesitates to attack the forces which so successfully engaged him at Shiloh, and it is not improbable that weeks may elapse before the forward columns of Halleck's grand army reach the front lines of our Southwestern Let them advance when they may we feel confident they will be hurled back upon their gunboats with a reverse unequalled since the commencement of the war.