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ck of water — ordered his men to press on in retreat from Carthage.
A forced march was made to Sarcoxie, in the south-east corner of Jasper County, (Carthage being the county seat,) a distance of twee retreat was continued to Mount Vernon, in Lawrence County, sixteen or eighteen miles east of Sarcoxie, where Siegel took a stand, and where his Headquarters were located when Lieut. Tosk left, whic-house, was quickly shot down by our troops.
Col. Siegel now found it necessary to retire to Sarcoxie, eight miles southwest of Carthage, as his ammunition was beginning to give out, and it was nee balance of our South-western army, concentrated at Mount Vernon and Springfield.
The road to Sarcoxie passes around Carthage, and is covered by heavy woods, which it was Col. Siegel's object to gaie heat, and suffering intensely from thirst, Col. Siegel ordered his forces to press on towards Sarcoxie, where they arrived on Saturday morning. On Sunday afternoon the retreat was continued to Mount