n of the State troops was only provided with round balls, and was worked by very poor artillerists.
Lieut. Tosk met Gen. Sweeny with his force five miles from Mount Vernon, and Col. Brown 16 miles from there, so that the army under Col. Siegel haes of Price, Rains, and Jackson had united at Dry Fork Creek, eight miles north of Carthage.
He communicated with Brig.-Gen. Sweeny--who had arrived at Springfield in the meantime — who directed him to proceed at once to attack the rebel camp.
Acpeared from our view.
We then kept on our way to Mount Vernon, where we were ordered to rendezvous, expecting to meet Gen. Sweeny.
The mounted rebels were armed principally with shot-guns, of which we have taken several.
Their firing was bad, and on the Sunday left for St. Louis.
I made the trip to Rolla, 154 miles from Mount Vernon, in twenty-nine hours. Met Gen. Sweeny three miles this side of Mount Vernon and Col. Brown thirty miles; the former with 500 men and the latter about 800.