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We took pieces of artillery from Siegel and destroyed his command; captured many prisoners and small arms.--Can't give particulars; but write this to correct reports circulated by those who fled from the field." [Signed,] Ben. McCullough, Brigadier-General Commanding." A telegraphic dispatch from Memphis gives the following additional particulars: The Confederate loss was from 200 to 300 killed, and 400 to 500 wounded. Among the killed on our side are Major Harper, of Churchill's regiment; Capt. H. T. Brown, Lieut. Joe Walton, Captain Bell, Lieutenant Weaver, Sergeant Sam. Morton. Maj. Ward, of the Third Regiment, lost his arm, and it is thought he will die. Capt. Stewart's company suffered greatly--thirty or forty of Col. Carroll's regiment was killed. Maj. Wrightman, a gallant Missouri officer, was killed. Siegel's forces were pursued to Springfield. When the messenger left, it was thought McCullough would attack them here. Capt. Blank caught Siegel, b
Official statement of the Missouri battle. Memphis, August. 19. --Battle field letters to Little Rock say that General McCulloch's encampment surprised the Federals. There were about 10,000 troops engaged on both sides.--Colonel Churchill's regiment of Arkansas cavalry, and other Arkansas regiments, and the Texas regiments, were badly cut up.--General McCulloch said to the patriots: "You have saved me and the battle after six hours of conflict. The enemy is completely routed." Siegel reached Springfield with only about a dozen men. The Confederates had in killed 265, and 800 wounded. The Federals had in killed 800, wounded about 1,000, and 300 taken prisoners. The Confederates captured six cannon, and several hundred stand of arms. This statement is confirmed officially.
f four pieces, and poured a terrific fire into the enemy's while Woodrun's Arkansas battery down his left. At this point of time General McCullough came up, and directed Slack's division to charge Totten's battery in front the Arkansas troops on the right flank.--This was the most terrific storm of gray sand musketry poured out upon the racks of any American troops. On both sides the men were mowed down like the rice harvest before the sickle. My own regiment was then decimated, and Churchill's and McIntose's Arkansas regiments suffered most severely.--Here Gen. Lyon was killed. To ten's battery driven from the heights, and his whole force scattered in flight. This ended the bloody strife of that most bloody day. It is certain we have gained a great and decided victory over the Federal troops. We captured 13 of the enemy's best cannon and all the accompanying carriages and ammunition. Also some 400 prisoners, stand of colors and a large quantity of good arms. Mr.
umber of 2,036 men, and engaged the enemy. A severe and bloody conflict ensued, my officers and men behaving with the greatest bravery, and, with the assistance of a portion of the Confederate forces, successfully holding the enemy in check. Meanwhile, and almost simultaneously with the opening of the enemy's batteries in this quarter, a heavy cannonading was opened upon the rear of our position, where a large body of the enemy under Col. Siegel had taken position in close proximity to Col. Churchill's regiment, Col. Greer's Texan Rangers, and 679 mounted Missourians under command of Col. Brown and Lieut. Col. Major. The action now became general, and was conducted with the greatest gallantry and vigor on both sides, for more than five hours, when the enemy retreated in great confusion, leaving their Commander-in-Chief, General Lyon, dead upon the battle-field, over five hundred killed, and a great number wounded. The forces under my command have possession of three 12-pounde
ht near Springfield, Mo., from which we make some extracts. One writer says: We were surprised at 6 o'clock in the morning. The artillery opened upon Colonel Churchill's regiment first. The battle closed at 12 o'clock and 15 minutes. We had in the conflict about 6,000 men and the Federals 10,000. Colonel Churchill had two Colonel Churchill had two horses killed under him; our Adjutant, James H. Harper, I fear, is fatally wounded; Sergeant Major Roberts, wounded; Captain McAlexander killed, and many other officers wounded. The loss of our regiment is 42 killed and 158 wounded. Woodruff's battery done flue service. Lieutenant Weaver was killed. We now have possession of therown, of Van Buren, is among the killed; also, Jos. J. Walton. Poor Joe, as he fell, waved his hat to his men, and cried, "onward, boys, onward" Maj. Harper, of Churchill's regiment, was taken prisoner, but afterwards made his escape. His brother, (Jim,) Adjutant of the regiment, is, I learn, mortally wounded. Lincoln and al
emselves in the centre, and were hotly engaged on the sides of the height upon which the enemy were posted. Far on the right, Siegel had opened his battery upon Churchill's and Greer's regiments, and had gradually made his way to the Springfield road, upon each side of which the army was encamped, and in a prominent position he eson to the centre, under Gen Lyon, who was pressing upon the Missourians, having driven them back. To this point McIntosh's regiment, under Lieut. Col Embry, and Churchill's regiment on foot, Gratiot's regiment and McRae's battalion, were sent to their aid. A terrible fire of musketry was now kept up along the whole side and te when sent for; leading his men into the thickest of the fight, he contributed much to the success of the day. The commanders of regiments of my own brigade--Cols. Churchill, Greer Embry, McIntosh, Hebert and McRae--ed their different regiments into action with great coolness and bravery, and were always in front of their men, che
town. The following telegrams in regard to the movements of the Confederate army in Missouri, we give for what they are worth: Rolla, Mo., Sept. 2.--A gentleman from Springfield reports that Ben. McCulloch, with 5,000 Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas troops, was marching towards Arkansas, and was last heard from at Chelatable Springs, near Mount Vernon. The wounded were being moved from the Springfield hospital and taken Southward. On Sunday Generals Price, Parsons, Slack and Churchill moved towards Bolivar with a force of ten or twelve thousand Confederates. When last heard from they were marching towards Jefferson city. Louis, Sept. 3. --Later dates from Lexington confirm the safety of that place, and the withdrawal of the Confederates. There is much disaffection in McCulloch's army. He is now in Arkansas. This is reliable. A party of the Dout County Home Guards were surprised early on Sunday morning at Burnett's Mills, by three hundred and fifty Confederate
attacked us upon the South. They took possession of every commanding point during the night, and at daylight began pouring a heavy fire of grape and shell into camp, while as yet we were half of us asleep, the others cooking breakfast. Our men were immediately ordered to form, which they did gallantly — some of the regiments, however, under a most galling fire, the enemy having succeeded, by mutiling the wheels of his gun carriages, in planting batteries within 300 yards of our lines. Col. Churchill's regiment suffered heavily in the early part of the engagement, the forces of Siegel having marched into his camp, before any one was aware of their being nearer than ten miles of us. The regiment was formed as rapidly as possible, and during the remainder of the battle did signal service. I wish to speak more particularly of the "Third Regiment Arkansas Volunteers." The regiment was not complete, there being but eight companies, and only 600 men — men in heart and courage, but bo
d he received at the battle of Springfield. He neglected proper medical treatment, saying no Dutchman could kill him.-- This news come from several sources in the Southwest, and is also brought by men who have just arrived from Arkansas. The report is current and believed at Springfield. There are but few rebel troops in the Southwest. The Secessionists at Springfield, after the receipt of the news of the attack of Osceola and its burning by Col. Montgomery, were in great fright, and loaded their wagons for flight, as it was there reported that Montgomery was on his march from Osceola to attack Springfield. But few if any troops from Arkansas are now in Missouri. They were generally received for three months, and when their term of service expired, they returned to their homes. Col. Churchill, of that State, with his regiment and other troops, were recently at Camp Walker, near Maysville, Arkansas.--We learn there are about five thousand troops at that camp.
ayed no colors over any position that they herd; in no line of battle formed, in no line of march, did the per ous wretches ever unfurl their much beloved Stars and Stripes, while in every regiment and on every part of the battle field waved the Confederate flag. Not once did the cowards fling to the breeze a banner that would indicate their nationality, but, on the contrary, deceived us by hoisting, on one or two occasions, when we pressed them close, a Confederate flag they had found in Churchill's deserted camp. They also, on every occasion as we approached them, cried, "don't fire, we are friends!" This they did as our regiment first advanced, and then, as soon as our men threw up their pieces, perfidiously fired into us. They also had got hold of our badge — a red one on the left shoulder; they also passed our men several times to gain a new position, crying, "hurrah for Jeff. Davis." This was remarked all over the field, and if they had not done it, but few would have escaped
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