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75. the fight at Shanghai, Mo. September 27, 1861.
A correspondent of 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 this quarter must come through secession channels, and that is consequently quite meagre.
It was stated that Montgomery flaxed out 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 baggage train was rushed to 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 northward with five hun