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the fate of the day, as the enemy is believed to be in double force to that of Gen. Lyon. Gen. Lyon's army is, however, believed to be much the best equipped of the two. St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 6 --9 P. M.--I now have doubts as to the renewal of the engagement on the next day, [Saturday, August 3--Editor,] though the most reliable information intimates, unmistakably, I think, that the enemy 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 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 t