Our latest advices from the other side of the Mississippi river
would seem to represent that the Confederates
are having all their own way in that department.
A force of twenty thousand cavalry, under General Wharton
, are said to have moved into Missouri
, while Gen. Shelby
, with twenty-five hundred men, is already in the State
, and Gen. Price
was hastening on with the artillery and infantry to the same destination.
This is a movement we have anticipated ever since the defeat of Banks
and Stecle, and we doubt not that Gen. Price
is going into Missouri
with the intention of staying there.
He will no doubt be enabled to add greatly to the strength of his army in that State, and St. Louis
will hardly be considered safe while he is in its vicinity with so formidable a force.