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Bogus News. --The news of a battle in Missouri, and the defeat of McCulloch's forces, as reported through the Associated Press concern at St. Louis, was doubtless manufactured to revive the drooping spirits of Lincoln's subjects. The Baltimore South pronounces it a "lying Government bulletin." The Northern Associated Press is so prolific of canards that it is difficult to believe anything coming from that source.
battle occurred on Monday at Dug Spring, nineteen miles South of Springfield, between the Federal forces under General Lyon, and the Confederate troops under Ben. McCulloch. The battle did not commence until late in the afternoon, and was short, but spirited while it lasted. The rebels left on the field forty of their dead nemy were approaching General Lyon in considerable force from the West, having passed through Mount Vernon. This body of disunion troops must be a portion of Ben. McCulloch's army not encountered by General Lyon on the day before. I am no believer in the story that McCulloch's army is fifteen thousand strong. The presenMcCulloch's army is fifteen thousand strong. The presence of Sigel with General Lyon adds greatly to our confidence here in the result. However, if pressed by a superior force, General Lyon may easily fall back to Wilson's Creek, ten miles South of Springfield, where he can play his artillery, (fifteen pieces, and six twelve-pounders) to great advantage upon the enemy. A rumor i
he nations on the reserve North of Texas, by which they bind themselves to fight for us in the present war. He is now about organizing several regiments on the line of Red River, as a corps of reserve, in the event disaster should overtake us in Missouri, and to be used as a nucleus for rallying a large force to repel invasion, if necessary. He is, we are informed, about establishing a full understanding and a line of communication, with the Government of Arkansas and Missouri) and with Gen. McCulloch's headquarters. He is using all the means within his power to procure arms and ammunition for the State. He is doing most of this on his own responsibility, but there can be no doubt that he will be fully sustained by the Legislature. The Galveston News, of the 30th ult has the following: The foundry at Lavaca, for making cannon, is nearly ready. All the necessary machinery is up and at work. Lieutenant Colonel John R. Baylor has arrived at Fort Bliss near El Paso