ry Fork Creek, eight miles north of Carthage.
He communicated with Brig.-Gen. Sweeny--who had arrived at Springfield in the meantime — who directed him to proceed at once to attack the rebel camp.
Accordingly he took up his line of march on the 4th, and on the morning of the 6th came upon the enemy in great force.
Our command was about 1,200 strong, including a part of Colonel Salomon's regiment.
We met the enemy in camp, in an open prairie, three miles beyond Dry Fork.
We could not dis messenger, Lieut. M. Tosk, of the artillery attached to Col. Siegel's regiment, came by the evening train of the Pacific Railroad, and brought a full account of the glorious victory.
After having made further endeavors to meet the enemy on the 4th, early on the morning of the 5th, Col. Siegel was advised that the enemy had been seen a few miles north of Carthage, Jasper County. Col. Siegel immediately ordered all troops under arms, and after a short march, had the good fortune to find the r