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It was with the confident conviction of being promptly supported that, when asked to surrender by Price on Sunday, the 15th, he answered with a ringing defiance, and instantly prepared for a desperate combat.
He thought thatto raise the siege.
But the heroic officer calculated too largely on the cooperation of the authorities at St. Louis.
Price arrived at Warrensburg, thirty-five miles from Lexington, two weeks ago yesterday.
Everybody knew that he was marching on Lexington, and that he would make a desperate attempt to take it.
But we cannot think that Price himself ever imagined he would be allowed leisurely to march to Lexington, surround the garrison, and beleaguer it for a whole week, without being e steamboats in the State, for the speedy transportation of men and material to any point of danger.
But so it is, and Price and Jackson and Parsons, in their exultations over their unlooked — for victory, must feel even more surprise than we do,