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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.
A Federal account from Missouri. Jefferson City, Mc., Aug. 18. --The both bringing down States and Worthington three-monthers was fired into all along the shore of the route. Only one was killed, and there were eight wounded. The Ironton (Mo) Messenger says that Gen. Hecpr's regiment had captured twelve Confederate prisoners. Gen. Prentis had arrived and taken command in this section. At Rolla, Siegel had received his commission as Brigadier General. On yesterday the wounded at Springfield were reported to be doing well.
eld. The enemy came fresh and deceived our men by bearing a Union flag, causing them to believe Siegel was about making a junction with our forces. Discovering the ruse just in time, our boys rushed order, and were not pursued by the enemy, who was evidently glad to be let alone. When General Siegel, who commanded the Eastern division, heard the roar of Totten's artillery, he at once attackirst. His men scattered considerably, and Colonel Solomon's could not be rallied — consequently Siegel lost five of his guns. Our troops took some four hundred horses and about seventy prisonersour hands. The enemy had 21 pieces of cannon, and at the last 26, including those taken from Siegel. They were none of them worked with precision, every shot, for nearly an hour, going whiz twentRun affair in the neighborhood of Springfield, with serious disaster to the Federal forces; that Siegel was retreating hastily to Rolla, whither — report now has it — Hardee, with 12,000 men, has — b
We have received Baltimore papers of the 21st, and New York papers of the 20th instant, from which we gather the following summary: From Missouri. St. Louis, August 20. --General Siegel, Major Conant, and several other officers have arrived from Rolla, with a large number of wounded of the different regiments in the late battle. Captain Maurice was detailed to proceed to Springfield under a flag of truce to bring away Captain Cavander, Corporal Conant, and the body of Gen section. Rolla, Mo., August 18. --Captain Emmett McDonald was in town to-day. He reports that Capt. Charles C. Rodgers, aid-de-camp to Governor Jackson, and Capt A. Colman, both of St. Louis, were killed in the battle of the 10th. General Siegel received his commission as Brigadier General on Saturday, and assumed command of the Federal forces yesterday. McDonald was escorted beyond the lines yesterday, and sent on his way to Springfield. He no doubt gained much valuable inform
gh, Missouri, and a gentleman of irreproachable character. " Mr. H. commanded a Confederate State regiment of 650 men in the battle, and lost 142 in killed, wounded and missing. Subjoined is the report of Mr. Hughes: On the morning of the 10th General Lyon attacked our encampment, at break of day, with 14,000 men and 18 places of artillery, having received reinforcements within the last few days. The attack was made simultaneously at our different points, General Lyon on the West General Siegel on the South, General Sturgis on the North, and some other column — General , I think — on the East and Southeast. On encampment was taken somewhat by surprise, but, in hot haste, soon formed for the battle. The forces engaged were about equal in each side — the Federals having the advantage in position and heavy artillery. The red harvest of death now commenced. The cannonading was most terrible, and the on both sides immense. It quick the hosts marshalled for the conflict, and b<
order, thanking the army for their gallant conduct, and characterizes their achievement as glorious and brilliant. Mr. Brownlee has been released on the condition that he will resign his office, leave the city, and remove to a free State. Republican accounts of Confederate movements--they lie about their loss at Springfield. St. Louis August 23. --Two released prisoners, arrived from Springfield, reports that on Thursday, after the battle, General McCulloch moved after General Siegel; but, learning that he was reinforced, he moved towards Jefferson City. Quite a number of the wounded on both sides have died. Colonel Coffee lost a leg. The official loss of the Federals is 223 killed, 72 wounded, and 291 missing. [An extraordinary result in which the killed exceeds the wounded nearly four to one !] These virtuous Northern people are improving in their great merit — that of lying !] From Ironton news is received that the Confederates have been reinforced by Harde
d to industrial pursuits; but in our country they have invariably made good soldiers, and in case of war have always been among the very first to enlist or volunteer. Perhaps this was never before half so plainly proven as in the case of the present war, for the reason that at no previous period had they the chance of seeing, organized German bodies, with officers of their own race, as in case of the Regime is of Einstein and Ballter, of this city, of Bleaker and Bendix, of New York, and of Siegel, Solomons and Boerstein, of St. Louis. The achievements of these men will go back to Germany by letter and newspaper, and produce the effect of sending hither all who love the glories of the battle field. Flow extensive the number of such must be, lets the terrible wars in which the German races have mingled attest. " All this beings to mind Gen. Scott's unsuccessful palaver one a memorable occasion about the "rich Irish brogue" and the "sweet German accent." Did the world ever see a
rces, 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 greate five hundred killed, and a great number wounded. The forces under my command have possession of three 12-pounder howitzers, two brass 6- pounders, and a great quantity of small arms and ammunition, taken from the enemy; also, the standard of Siegel's regiment, captured by Capt. Staples. They have also a large number of prisoners. The brilliant victory thus achieved upon this hard fought field was only by the most determined bravery, and distinguished gallantry of the combined armies, w
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 all his host can't whip our men, when they fight as they did yesterday. They never turned their backs, but their cry was "onward." A third letter says: We killed Gen. Lyon and have about five hundred prisoners. Gen. Siegel is in the woods, we have taken all his cannon and cut off his command; we took about 150 of his men prisoners; the cavalry, Carroll's and the Texan regiment, are now after him. Ben Johnson had his horse killed under him, within about two feet of me. My horse was slightly wounded, but not enough to hurt — he stood the battle finely. I was by the side of Gen. McCulloch when a battery opened on us with grape, killed Johnson's horse and made the leaves fly around us; I did not feel frightene
neously at half past 5, A. M., on our right and left flanks, and the enemy had gained the position they desired. General Lyon attacked us on our left and General Siegel on our right and rear. From these points batteries opened upon us. My command was soon ready. The Missourians under Generals Slack, Clark, McBride, Parsons were nobly attempting to sustain themselves 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 encampcontusion Advantage was taken of it, and soon the Louisiana were gallantly charging among the guns, and swept the cannoneers away. Five guns were here taken, and Siegel's command, completely routs, were in rapid retreat, with a single gun, followed by some companies of the Texas regiment, and a portion of Colonel Major's Missouri
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