Below we give some particulars of the recent engagement at Springfield, Mo.
, between General Fremont's Body Guard and a small number of Confederates.
Our readers will recollect that on Monday morning last we published a full report of the affair taken from the New York Times
of the 28th ult.--The subjoined emanates from a Federal source, and we should wait for something authentic from the Southern
side before making up our minds about the result of the battle.
The Number of killed and wounded — Burial of some of the Body Guard.
Springfield, Mo., Oct. 29.
--The total number of killed, wounded and missing, of the Body Guard
The killed and wounded of the rebels, according to their own statement, is about 80.
The Home Guard appears to have come out strong.
They captured and brought back Major White
, who was a prisoner, and the 14 rebels who were taking him to General Price
Last night about 20 of them charged on Lieutenant-Colonel John H. Price
, and 12 other rebels, killing one of them, twelve miles south of here, and brought all the rest on, and they are now prisoners in our camp.
The rear divisions of our army are coming up to us by forced marches.
's commands are expected here this evening, and General McKinstry
All of our troops are in the best spirits and full of enthusiasm.
has taken possession of the flouring mill in this county, and is rapidly gathering supplies for the army.
is near the Arkansas
It is doubtful whether he will give us battle.
The rebel officers thought that the body guard that made the attack was 2,500 strong, and on their retreat swore at the men as a set of cowards.
We got about 50 of their muskets, dropped in their flight.
Our advance is at Ozark
, fifteen miles South of here.
Fifteen of the body guard were buried yesterday noon with military honors.
The Barton Cadets, Holman Sharp-Shooters, and General Fremons
's staff, all the surviving and unwounded guards, and a large number of citizens, male and female, followed in the procession.
The bodies were buried in one grave, into which Gen. Fremont
cast the first earth.
Jefferson City. Friday, Nov. 1.
--Persons from the West
report that Col. Mulligan
had been released by Gen. Price
He was seen at Warrensbaugh to-day, on his way to Lexington
, to bring away a child left there.
His release indicates that the commission from St. Louis
some days since, to effect the exchange of Cols. Mulligan
, and Maj. Van Horn
for Gen. Frost
, and Maj. Williams
, captured at Camp Jackson, has been successful.