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room, of course, for all exaggerations. One reason for doing so, is simply based upon the almost hourly expectation we have entertained of a forward movement by our forces upon Springfield. Governor Jackson, in his late speech in this city, stated that such a move was contemplated, and was no doubt consummated at the time he was speaking. Though no mention is made in relation to the number of forces engaged on either side, we have other means of ascertaining. The command of Lyon and Siegel, (the latter of whom has recently gone to Jefferson City,) according to the estimate of the St. Louis papers, did not exceed 12,000 men, nearly all of whom were Germans. Gen. McCulloch, as we learn from a gentleman who arrived from his camp a few days since, had 8,000 men under him, encamped in Northwestern Arkansas, at Bentonville, which is only a few miles from the Missouri State line. Gen. Pearce was encamped only a few miles west of him with a force of 10,000, which may have joined McC