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Doc. 166.-battle at Athens, Mo. Fought August 5, 1861. A correspondent of the Chicago Tribune in a letter from Warsaw, Ill., gives the following details of this skirmish: Warsaw, Ill., Aug. 9, 1861. The telegraph has informed you of the battle at Athens, Mo., on the 5th inst., and I now propose to detail the events which preceded and accompanied it. For the past three or four weeks the northeast corner of Missouri has been in a state of anarchy. There has been no security for life and property, and no effort made to enforce the laws and to restore order. This state of things originated from the attempts of secessionists to drive Union men out of the country. To effect this, they did not use actual force; but they collected in squads, visited the houses of Unionists — mostly in the absence of the men — insulted and abused the women, and threatened that unless the family left the men would be shot or hung. Union men and their families were thus kept in a state of co