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The Daily Dispatch: August 20, 1861., [Electronic resource], The Missouri battle--Arkansas troops. (search)
r forces have achieved, after one of the hardest-fought battles of this war, a signal and brilliant victory, near Springfield, Missouri. The same dispatches show that the enemy has also fallen into the prevailing fashion of ignoring the young Stateent from Louisiana, (the noble 3d,) Arkansas troops alone, and that he had with him just previous to the march towards Springfield one regiment of well-armed cavalry, under Col. Churchill, in which your correspondent has relatives; one regiment of iSt. Louis, a large proportion of the Arkansas forces had marched thither, and by the enemy's account did not arrive at Springfield in time to share the dangers and horrors of the battle. It is stated in the words of the report received here throughn the demand of Governor Rector. Six of the pieces, (Braggs' battery then taken with the arsenal,) were against him at Springfield, in charge of a company who first styled themselves the "Totten Artillery," in his honor, concurring that the Secessio
the 14th. The news of McCullough's victory is fully confirmed. The fight occurred on Saturday, 8 miles south of Springfield. The enemy took the Confederate pickets prisoners and surprised the main body. A bloody and desperate encounter erroll's regiment was killed. Maj. Wrightman, a gallant Missouri officer, was killed. Siegel's forces were pursued to Springfield. When the messenger left, it was thought McCullough would attack them here. Capt. Blank caught Siegel, but he was reived at Fort Smith: Fayetteville, Aug.13.--McCullough sent forces after Siegel's command, about twenty miles from Springfield. Gen. Hardee met and captured the whole of the Federal forces, and is bringing them back, thus making a clean thing owould be stopped by the rascally "rebels." A number of Germans belonging to Siegel's command, who were in the fight at Springfield, came into St. Louis Wednesday morning without arms, and generally without hats, and in a deplorable condition. R
Further from Missouri. St. Louis, Aug. 18. --A soldiers' train, near Palmyra, was fired into on yesterday, and one man was killed and several wounded. Gen. Pope has ordered a levy on mules, horses, and provisions for ten thousand men from St. Louis county; 5,000 from Palmyra was regarded sufficient. Enough soldiers are about Palmyra to control the county, and they are quartered in citizens' houses. Major Sturges has assumed the command of the army 30 miles east of Springfield, and has camped about eight miles South of Rolla. No intelligence yet received of Gen. Siegle's location. The 1st Iowa Regiment is being paid off and discharged. Their loss in the late battle was 30 killed and 134 wounded, and five missing. The Missouri Regiment lost 77 killed, 218 wounded, and 17 missing.