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ce will probably be called into the field. Pilot Knob has been evacuated, and the troops have fallen back to Mineral Point, where General Ewing has three thousand infantry of General Smith's command. General Price will soon unite with General Shelby. Their combined strength is from ten to twenty thousand men, with sixteen pieces of artillery.--Their advance reached Farmington, twenty miles northeast of Pilot Knob, yesterday. There is no information of the reported capture of Cape Girardeau. Preparations for offensive and defensive movements continue. Another and later dispatch from St. Louis says: Official information still puts Price's main force at Fredericktown, with the advance at Farmington, St. Francis county. The main body is estimated at from ten to twelve thousand strong, principally cavalry. The advance, about four thousand, are mounted. Light attacks were made on Pilot Knob and Ironton yesterday, which were easily repulsed. It now appears that Pi