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ord and Bloom field. The cavalry were moved to a new field of labor, under General Thompson's personal command. Of course, any statement made as to their destination would be injudicious. Gen. T. considers his little campaign one of complete success, although in consequence of unavoidable accidents, all was not accomplished that was originally contemplated.--The Big River Bridge was burned — thus cutting off communication by rail between two important positions held by the enemy — Cape Girardeau and Pilot Knob. The cavalry performed a march of two hundred and seventy-five miles within the ten days, and the infantry over on hundred and eighty--distances unprecedented in the history of the movements of armies. This energy shows what can be accomplished by men fighting for privileges they are determined to secure. The enemy had become alarmed at the rapid movements of Gen. T.'s command, and brought out 7,000 men to overwhelm him.--Referring to the fight, he says: "We met the
t the body guard, were killed. Maj. Seagoni was advised of the force of the rebels, but he was determined to have a fight. Col. Pearce, said to be from Arkansas, commanded one of the rebel regiments. It is thought that the cause of that increased rebel force at Springfield was the large amount of plunder gathered there for some weeks past, which, it is stated, they intend to take South with them, but which will of course fall into our hands. The loss of either is not stated. The late battle at Fredericktown. St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 27. --The fifty prisoners taken in the battle at Fredericktown have been put to work on the trenches at Cape Girardeau The accounts of Major Scofield, who commanded the batteries in the action, show that this victory was the most complete of any yet achieved by our army during the war. Jeff. Thompson escaped on foot, after having his horse killed under him. The rebel force was about 6,000, while ours was only 4,000.