fight at Fredericktown
— the loss on both sides — officers killed, &c.
--A correspondent of the Appeal,
of this city, in a letter dated at Greenville, Missouri
, 22d instant, states that General Jeff. Thompson
engaged the Federals
on the previous day (the 21st.) The enemy had a force of 5,000, and the Confederates
were only 1,300 strong.
After several hours of severe fighting General Thompson
retreated with a loss of 42 killed and wounded. The loss of the enemy is said to have been about 400.
The Federals had five rifled cannon, and General Thompson
only two common guns.
Several officers on both sides were killed.
--Some details of the battle at Fredericktown, Missouri
, have transpire from Federal sources.
The Confederate force were under the command of Generals Thompson
, and numbered about 5,000--The Confederate loss was heavy, and the Federals
The Federals captured for heavy guns.
and Captain Hyman
, of the Indiana Cavalry, were killed.