Mobile, Oct. 1.
--The St. Louis Democrat
, of the 25th, says that Siegel
did not attack Price
He was at St. Louis
There were only 22,000 Confederates engaged at Lexington
, against 30,000 Federals.
Ten thousand of the latter were out on a marauding expedition.
The Federals were so much exhausted that they were unable to resist the Confederates
The following is Fremont
's dispatch to Washington
has fallen into Price
Their winter supplies having been cut off, the reinforcements of fourteen thousand had no means of crossing the river in time to be of assistance.
I am taking the d, and hope to be able to destroy the enemy before or after their junction with McCulloch
A dispatch from Jefferson City
says that Claib.
is advancing on Booneville
with 10,000, and that Price
is marching towards Georgetown
with 20,000, the Lexington
army being doubled for that purpose.
The steamer Clara Bell
has been re-taken by the Confederates
, with $30,000 in merchandize.
's forces will doubtless in a few days amount to thirty or forty thousand.
There is nothing of interest from Lexington