Louis, Oct. 17.
of to-day, announces the capture of the Federal Guard at the Big River Bridge
, on the St. Louis
and Ironton Railway, and the burning of the Bridge
by Gen. Jeff. Thompson
, thus cutting off all communication between St. Louis
and Pilot Knob
, and Ironton
This information was given to the publisher of the Republican
by Capt. Elliott
, who commanded the Federal Guard, and was released, with his men, on parole.
At last advices, Gen. Thompson
was marching towards Ironton
A dispatch in the Republican,
dated at Syracuse, Mo.
, on the 16th instant, says it was rumored that Adjutant General Thomas
was recently challenged by Gen. Fremont
, because he believed that Thomas
was the source of many of the gross misrepresentations against him. Adjutant General Thomas
declined the invitation to a duel, on the ground that he belonged to a church.