--Western Argus, Mo
A rebel shout of exultation.
The victory in Missouri
is gloriously confirmed; Lyon
is killed and Siegel
in flight and believed to be captured; Sweeney
is killed, and Southwestern Missouri
cleared of the National
scum of invaders.
All honor and gratitude to Ben. McCulloch
and the gallant men with him, who met and scourged the minions of National tyranny.
The brave sons of Louisiana
were there and foremost in the fight, as at Manassas
There was a panic, it seems, of the untried and probably half-armed troops of Missouri
, but the steady discipline and dashing courage of the Arkansas
regiments retrieved the day, and after a stubborn fight with the United States regulars, under their most vaunted generals, made a clean sweep of the field.
The flying enemy, intercepted by Hardee
, have laid down their arms, and the day of the deliverance of Missouri
These were the best soldiers which the United States
had in the State
and in the West
They were well drilled by veteran officers, and confident of an easy victory in Missouri
They were the nucleus of the grand Western army which was to hold Missouri
in bondage as the basis of a grand movement for the subjugation of the States on the Lower Mississippi
They have been broken and dispersed.
is free already.
The Southeast cannot long stand before the advancing armies of Pillow
, joined to those of McCulloch
; and the next word will be: On to St. Louis
That taken, the power of Lincolnism is broken in the whole West
; and instead of shouting, Ho!
for New Orleans!
there will be hurryings to and fro among the frightened magnates at Washington
, and anxious inquiries of what they shall do to save themselves from the vengeance to come.
Good tidings reach us from the North
and the West
Heaven smiles on the arms of the Confederate States
; and through the brightly-beaming vistas of these battles we see golden promises of the speedy triumph of a righteous cause — in the firm establishment of Southern independence.--N. O. Picayune
, August 17.