account of this affair:--The report which reached us at Springfield, gave rise to the belief that Gen. McCulloch designed anguard, to rendezvous at Crane Creek, ten miles south of Springfield.
The command consisted as follows.
The exact strength falls below the standard of mountainous.
After leaving Springfield, which is said to be the summit of the Bark Mountains, wo be served.
Arrived at Curran, twenty-six miles from Springfield, we encamped, to take advantage of tho good water.
Our killed are Corporal Klein, privates Givens and Devlin.
Springfield, August 6.
After another day's hardship and a night'sand the necessity of keeping open his communication with Springfield — called a consultation with Brigadier-Generals Sweeney,en and Shaeffer, when it was determined to retire toward Springfield.
This conclusion seems to be well-founded when we refletection and as a precaution against fraud.
We reached Springfield to-day, and were much surprised to learn that the inhabi