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The Union Army Advances in the West

General John Pope
Major General Leonidas Polk

Confederate forces in Kentucky under Leonidas Polk were forced to abandon their strong position on the Mississippi River at Columbus, while Union General John Pope began operations to capture New Madrid and Island No. 10.

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