the Missouri Democrat, gives the following account of this fight:--
Rolla, October 14.
From gentlemen in from Springfield, we have a confirmation of the Shanghai fight between Montgomery and the forces under McCulloch.
All information from the secessionists, and the latter were driven some distance.
Montgomery then fell back on Greenfield.
The forces at Springfield were kept in a state of constant alarm for several nights, in apprehension of an attack from the Jayhawkers.
The bagg the public square and placed under a strong guard, while the troops went out to Owens' farm--one mile and a half from Springfield — and formed in line of battle, resting on their arms over night.
One informant states that John Price started northwhis retrograde movement was to get a supply of provisions.
It was observed that several prominent secessionists about Springfield were busily engaged in packing up for a start.
Captain Galloway, commander of the Home Guards in Taney County, despai