Important from Missouri.
reported Victory of the Confederate forces.
Kansas City, July 9.
--The Fort Scott Democrat, of the 7th instant reports a battle between Gov. Jackson
and Gen. Zeegle
, near Carthage
At the first onset the Missourians were driven back.
The officers ordered a retreat, but the order was not sufficiently heard.
Owing to this misunderstanding the centre of the Confederates
partially gave way and the Federalists were soon nearly surrounded and soon retreated.
The fighting was mainly done by the artillery.
As the Hessians retreated the Missourians advanced and pursued them to Carthage
, which is seven miles from where the fighting commenced.
A night attack on Zeegle's forces is announced, by which he was forced to retreat to Saracoxal.
is fortifying himself.
's forces were badly cut up, and his loss is variously estimated at from 300 to 1,000.
On Friday last, General Price
and General Ben McCulloch
arrived at Neosha, 20 miles South of Carthage
, with 10,000 men. Two hundred Federalists were captured there.
One report says all were murdered.
Another report says that only a portion of them were killed.
promptly sent 2,000 men to the relief of Governor Jackson