The following is a copy of Gen. Sigel
's letter, to which reference is made in the above.
A rebel narrative.
The Richmond Whig
of April ninth, contains the following account of the battle of Pea Ridge
, which they call the battle of Elkhorn
The following interesting and reliable account of the late battle in Askansas was addressed to the Hon. G. G. Vest
, through whose courtesy we are enabled to lay it before our readers this morning.
The letter is from an officer of Price
's army, who was in the engagement:
“The battle's fought,” but whether or not “won,” neither confederates nor Federals can tell.
Yet all can understand.
We have abandoned the field, and have had to ask permission of them to bury our dead.
, who went up with our flag, reports that he superintended the interment of eighty-eight bodies, and the enemy claim that they have buried others of our dead.
They may have done so, but it was unintentionally omitted on our part, and in isolated instances.
Our loss in killed does not exceed one hundred and thirty; it cannot go up to one hundred and fifty
. Among them, however, are McCulloch
, and that gallant young embodiment