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Doc. 70.-the battle of Carthage, Mo. Fought July 5, 1861. The following detailed description of the battle which occurred near Carthage, is given by a correspondent in the St. Louis Republican, to whom it was communicated by Lieut. M. Tosk, an officer who acted as Adjutant to Col. Siegel during the engagement: On the morning of the 5th, at 5 o'clock, a scouting party, sent out by Col. Siegel, encountered, about two miles distant from Carthage, a picket guard of the State troops, who were attacked and three taken prisoners. With all despatch, Col. Siegel prepared to go forward, expecting to meet the State troops some distance west of Carthage. About 9 1/2 o'clock the meeting took place in an open prairie, seven miles beyond Carthage. Lieut. Tosk estimates the numbers of the opposing army at five thousand, chiefly cavalry, but supplied with a battery of five cannon--four six-pounders and one twelve-pounder — while Col. Siegel's command consisted of his own regiment of two batt
Doc. 70 1/2-skirmish at Newport News, Va., July 5, 1861. Fortress Monroe, Sunday, July 7. On Thursday evening Capt. Hammel, of Hawkins's Zouaves, having suspicions of the presence of a scouting party of rebels not more than three miles from Newport News, volunteered, with a company of twenty-five men, to ascertain the fact. The offer was accepted by Col. Phelps, and at dark the party set out. When two miles from camp they halted, and one of the officers walked on a few rods to a spot where, for several weeks, has lain the top of a broken carriage by the side of the road. In this the officer sat down to rest. A few moments afterward Capt. Hammel's party, still halting, were alarmed at the sound of four shots in the direction the officer had taken. They sprang to their arms and hastened forward. While the officer had been resting in the carriage two horsemen had fired upon him, he returning their fire with two shots from his revolver, when the horsemen caught a glimpse o