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The Daily Dispatch: June 19, 1861., [Electronic resource], Ordnance Department, Richmond.Va.,may 26, 1861. (search)
bly stated that there are 2,000 State troops at Boonesville, well entrenched, with cannon, determined to resist the Federal forces. The Secessionists are said to have full away on both sides of the Missouri river from Boonesville to Kansas.--Besides the Federal forces at St. Louis and enroute to Jefferson City, there are fourteen Illinois regiments within a few hours! march of St. Louis. There is a report of a skirmish near Independence, in which the Federal forces are represented to have been repulsed, but this requires confirmation. From Cairo. St. Louis, June 15. --Major Gen. McClellan addressed the troops at Cairo on the 13th promising them they should be the leaders of the great army, and that ere long they should have an opportunity to meet the Confederates. A letter from Cairo, the 14th instant, says that General Buckner, Commissioner from Kentucky, was there. He says that Kentucky intends establishing a grand encampment of State troops at Columbus.