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The late battle in Missouri.

Quincy, Ill., Sept. 23.
--The siege of Mulligan commenced on Thursday, the 12th, and continued from day to day until Friday last at 5 o'clock P. M., when the Union flag was hauled down. The men fought for forty-nine hours without water, and had only three barrels of vinegar with which to quench their thirst. Their supply of water was from the river, and was cut off, after a desperate fight on Wednesday.

Prentiss has resigned the command of North Missouri, and started West yesterday. He is now west of Brookfield, and is cut off by the rebels — it is supposed a part of Price's forces. Great fears are entertained that he will be captured.

Quiser, Ill., Sept. 24. --Communication with Quency is still cut off, and nothing has been tread from Prentiss since yesterday.

Washington, Sept. 24.--Opponents of Fremont charge that he could have prevented the necessity of Mulligan's surrender by sending timely reinforcements. Advices received from St. Louis by Fremont's friends, however, state that he had no troops to spare, and that it was entirely impossible for him strengthen Mulligan's position. Fremont telegraphed the War Department last night that he was on the eve of starting with a heavy force, and hoped he would be able to dislodge the rebels from their position at Lexington.

St. Louis, Sept. 23.--Prentiss's dispatch, announcing the surrender of Mulligan, states that the Federals lost 87 killed and 140 wounded. The rebel loss is supposed to be about 800 killed and wounded.

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