--A special dispatch to the Advertiser and Register,
October 25th, says the St. Louis Republican
of the 24th contains a dispatch to General Craig
from Major McDynald
He had just reached the railroad from a trip four miles into Richmond county
A battle had been fought between the Kansas
troops, under Blount
, and the Confederates
, under Price
, on the 19th.
was defeated, with the loss of nearly all of his artillery.
After, the battle, Price
marched into Lexington
, and at last accounts was crossing a portion of his forces to the north side of the river.
contains the following:
"I have been pressed all day. This afternoon the enemy passed around my right flank, when I gave him heavy blows for several hours.
I have heard firing to the east, and have just received a message from Pleasanton
, who is fighting on the other side.
A dispatch from Cairo
says troops passing down the river yesterday.
on transports, were fired on at several points.
Three privates were killed and wounded.
Scarcely about arrives from any point that does not bring accounts of the doings of rebel guerrillas.
On Wednesday, fifty rebel guerrillas entered Mayfield, Kentucky
, and burned the courthouse.