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hundred and sixty-five killed and eight hundred wounded. More than half of this loss was among the Missourians commanded by Price.
After the brilliant victory of Oak Hill — which for a time freed the whole of Southwestern Missouri from Federal rule — it unfortunately fell out that McCulloch and Price could not agree upon a plan of campaign.
The former therefore took the responsibility of withdrawing the Confederate forces, and retired with his army to the frontiers of Arkansas.
Late in August, Gen. Price, abandoned by the Confederate forces, took up his line of march for the Missouri River, with an armed force of about five thousand men, and seven pieces of cannon.
He, however, continued to receive reinforcements from the north side of the Missouri River.
On the 7th of September he encountered a force of irregular Federal troops under the notorious Lane and Montgomery, at a place called Drywood, some fifteen miles east of Fort Scott.
Defeating and brushing this force from his