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The latest from Missouri.

Gen. Fremont preparing to cross the Osage river in Hot Pursuit of the Retreating rebels.



Syracuse, Mo., Oct. 17.
--A messenger from Gen. Fremont reports his arrival at Warsaw, on the Osage river, (about 65 miles Southwest of Jefferson City,) which he was preparing to cross by means of pontoon bridges. He expected to be across the river by Wednesday night. On his arrival at the Osage, the opposite bank was filled with rebel cavalry, who were dispersed by shelling them.

Gen. Fremont was determined to push on energetically and force the rebels to fight or retreat.

It is reported that Gen. Price has made a stand in Cedar county, 25 miles from Osceola, with a force of 20,000 men.


Gen. Price going to show fight.

Camp McKinsty, Near Syracuse, Oct. 17.
--Gen. Fremont has sent a dispatch here stating that he has reason to believe that General Sterling Price has retraced, or will retrace, his steps to the Osage river, and there make a stand, and give our forces battle. Adjutant General Smith informs me that he has raised over 10,000 men for the Missouri State militia, and thinks he will be enabled in due season to obtain the remainder of the 42,000. A large supply of transportation is now on its way here from St. Louis.


Gen. Seigel's advance.

Headquarters of the Advance of the Federal Army at Warsaw, on the Osage river, Mo., Oct. 16.
--We are here with parts of General Seigel and Asboth's divisions. Gen. Seigel's advance is already across the Osage river. His cavalry to-day had a skirmish with one of the enemy's mounted parties, and took three prisoners.--He is in possession of the bridge over the Pommede Terre river, with infantry and artillery. The main body of the enemy is reported to be forty-five miles distant.


Exchange for Col. Mulligan.

St. Louis, Oct. 17.
--The Democrat learns that Dr. Winer, Surgeon of the Twenty-third Illinois regiment, of Col. Mulligan's brigade, started on Wednesday, by order of General Curtis, for Gen. Price's headquarters, with an offer to effect the liberty of Col. Mulligan by tendering in his place the release of General Frost, who was taken after the capture of Camp Jackson, from his parole of honor. We hear, also, that a like exchange will be tendered for Col. Bowen.


More fighting in Missouri.

St. Louis, Oct. 18.
--The following dispatch was received from the office at Pilot Knobb, dated 10 o'clock last night:

‘ "Major Garritt, of the 1st Indiana Cavalry, made an attack on the enemy this morning, when discovering their strength and position, he fell back until he came upon Col. Alexandria's command of 600 infantry of the 21st Illinois, with one piece of artillery.

’ The enemy followed, fighting all the way. Maj. Garritt then got his guns in position, and concealing his infantry, caused part of his command to retreat further, drawing the enemy into ambuscade, and finally forcing them to fall back with a heavy loss.


Reported advance of Gen. Hardee to Reinforce
Gen. Price.

Syracuse, Mo., Oct. 18.
--Gen. Hardee, recently reported as in Kentucky, is now said to be marching to the aid of Gen. Price with 20,000 troops, and is expected to reach him by next Sunday.

Nothing has been heard from our advanced guard to-day.


Reported removal of Gen. Fremont.

Cincinnati, Oct. 18.
--The Gazette says that Gen. Fremont's removal will take place early next week, probably on Tuesday, the order having been handed him by Secretary Cameron. Gen. Fremont asked a delay of a few days.


Reinforcements ordered to Kentucky.

Cincinnati, Oct. 18.
--Yesterday Gen. Sherman telegraphed an urgent demand for reinforcements, and on the arrival of Secretary Cameron here, orders were sent for eight thousand troops more, to be sent to Kentucky immediately.

Louisville may now be considered safe. An important action in Central Kentucky is expected shortly.

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