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uri must be allowed to choose her own destiny. No oaths binding upon your conscience will be administered. I have driven the enemy from among you. The time has now arrived for the people of the State to act. You cannot longer procrastinate. Missouri must now take her position by the North or the South. Ben. McCulloch, Brigadier-General Commanding. The following general order has also been promulgated: Headquarters of the Western Army, Camp near Springfield, Mo., Aug. 12, 1861. The General commanding takes great pleasure in announcing to the army under his command the signal victory it has just gained. Soldiers of Louisiana, of Arkansas, of Missouri, and of Texas, nobly have you sustained yourselves! Shoulder to shoulder you have met the enemy and driven him before you! Your first battle has been glorious, and your General is proud of you! The opposing force, composed nearly of the old regular army of the North, have thrown themselves upon you,