--St. Louis Democrat
A secession account.
An eye-witness of the fight at Booneville
, on Monday last, at 8 A. M., about six miles below that town, gives the subjoined facts:
was ill on Sunday, and issued an order for the retirement of the State
troops towards Arkansas
He, himself, left for his home, at Brunswick
The forces under General Lyon
landed near Rocheport
, on the south side of the Missouri River
, and marched thence toward Booneville
A few companies of State troops met them about six miles below Booneville
, and attacked Lyon
's forces, Company B, Blair
's regiment, being the party receiving the fire.
About ten of said company were killed and wounded, as the result of that fire.
The company firing then retreated.
Several other State companies, at this point of time, kept firing from different directions on Lyon
then planted his cannon, and fired about twenty rounds on the State
troops, using grape and ball.
None of the State
troops were killed by this cannonading, so far as is known.
But those who were