's force — movements of Gen. Fremont
's Removal and his Successor — a skirmish on Iron Mountain
--A messenger from Gen. Fremont
's headquarters at Warsaw
reached Syracuse, Mo.
, of the 17th inst., and reported that Gen. Price
had made a stand in Adair county
, 25 miles from Osceola
, with 25,000 well armed and disciplined troops, and a large force of militia.
had begun preparations to lay a pontoon bridge across the Osage river
, and it is supposed his army would cross on the night of the 16th inst. He intended to push forward and force Gen. Price
to fight or retreat.
A dispatch from Ironton
, dated on the 17th inst., says that no other bridge than that on the Big river
has been interfered with on the Iron Mountain railway.
No rebels are known to be near the railway, but are reported to be in large force 25 miles below Ironton
Nothing definite, however, is known as to their number or designs.
A dispatch to the Republican,
dated at Syracuse, Mo.
, on the 18th inst., states that Gen. Price
has acquired new hope from the prospect of large reinforcements.
It is expected that he will defeat Gen. Fremont
's army, divide his forces, and take St. Louis
and Jefferson City
learns that the work on the fortifications around St. Louis
is to be suspended.
Guns, however, are to be mounted and everything completed within eight days.
also reports a skirmish on the Iron Mountain
on the 17th inst. The Southerners were driven back with heavy loss.
--The Cincinnati Commercial
, of the 19th inst., learns that Gen Fremont
will be removed on the 22d inst. Gen Hunter
is to succeed Gen. Fremont
The Cincinnati Gazette
says that Gen. Fremont
has been removed by the positive order of President Lincoln