[From the diary of Joseph A. Waddell, civilian employee of the Quartermaster Dept.]
Thursday night, April 10, 1862
Passengers arrived from Richmond last night, but
no mail. No train to-day. Our last mail was on
Monday. The latest information the SW. is that at
the recent battle near Corinth, we captured 5000 of the ene-
my, including one or two Generals, from 80 to 100 cannon
&c, &c. But the large Federal army commanded by Buel was
intact and marching upon Beauregard. Va, Kate, Sher-
rer & I have just returned from a visit at Mrs. Skinner's.
I suffered a good deal this morning from pain in
my head, left eye, & felt generally indisposed. Have felt
much better since dinner time. A bright, clear day.
[transcription by the Valley of the Shadow project]