members, (via New Orleans
) March. 11th --Fort Smith
, March 9th,--Our troops, under Van- Dorn
, engaged the enemy for three days--the 5th, 6th and 7th of this month at Pea Ridge, Benton county, Ark.
, near the Missouri
Our loss was heavy, including Gens. McCulloch
On the 7th, Glack was mortally wounded.
was wounded in the arm, Col. McBae
killed, and Col. Gerris
wounded in the arm.
Our forces are in the rear of the Federals
, and driving them southward, sanguine of success.
We are looking for further news every hour.
The bodies of McCulloch
were brought to Fort Smith
The following dispatch is to a gentleman in the city, and is reliable:
, March 11.--Van-Dorn
have been fighting the enemy three days. The fighting is desperate.
and Gen. McIntosh
have been killed, and Gen. Price
Our force under Van-Dora
are in the rear of the enemy, and are driving them southward.
We are whipping them beyond a doubt.
A great victory has been achieved.
The following was received at the War Office:
Our army under Van Dorn
and Prices have been fighting on the 6th, 7th, and 8th, near the Missouri
There are about 30,000 on each side.
Our troops are badly armed, but fight like devils.
They will, eventually, defeat the enemy.
are both killed; their remains are on the road near here.