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The Daily Dispatch: November 29, 1861., [Electronic resource], Interesting reports of battles in Missouri. (search)
d miles from the main body of our forces, pass between the strongly garrisoned fortresses of the enemy at Ironton and Cape Girardeau, distant only a few hours travel, the former by railroad and the latter by the Mississippi river, from St. Louis, andvered a package which he had thrown away, which, on inspection, proved to be a communication from Colonel Plummer, of Cape Girardeau, to the commandant at Ironton, stating that he was approaching our encampment with a large force, and asked his co-opRoss was in command. Col. Scofield had the artillery under charge, and Col. Plummer was present with the forces from Cape Girardeau. One of our men, just in from the neighborhood of Cape Girardeau, says that 2,500 men came by the way of that place, Cape Girardeau, says that 2,500 men came by the way of that place, and 3,000 landed at St. Genevieve and came by the way of Perryville. The balance of their forces came from Ironton. We lost three men dead, which we brought to camp; the balance--17 killed, 27 wounded, and 15 missing--fell into the enemy's hands.