Dubois' battery back to the hill at the north end of the valley to protect the retreat.
Then in good order, the remnant of the bravest body of soldiers in the United States commenced a retreat, even while they were victorious in battle.
I had not proceeded far on the eastern side of the creek when I met the son of the Hon. JohnThe flying enemy, intercepted by Hardee, have laid down their arms, and the day of the deliverance of Missouri is nigh.
These were the best soldiers which the United States had in the State and in the West.
They were well drilled by veteran officers, and confident of an easy victory in Missouri.
They were the nucleus of the grans of what they shall do to save themselves from the vengeance to come.
Good tidings reach us from the North and the West.
Heaven smiles on the arms of the Confederate States; and through the brightly-beaming vistas of these battles we see golden promises of the speedy triumph of a righteous cause — in the firm establishment of S
cheering them on with the cry of Forward, men, for Kansas and the old flag.
Col. Mitchell, of the Second Kvement.
Some favored a retreat in the direction of Kansas, while others regarded Rolla as the more desirable.ey were recalled and replaced by the fresh Iowa and Kansas troops, many were the faces covered with powder, anto retire to give place to the First Iowas and some Kansas troops.
Up to this time Gen. Lyon had received tuffering terribly themselves at the same time.
Two Kansas companies afterward did the same thing on the easteim, when Col. Deitzler and Col. Mitchell of the two Kansas regiments had both been disabled from wounds, when wn upon hearing the cannonading, with a few mounted Kansas troops, and not discerning the exact position of th the regulars, Major Porter of Iowa, Major Cloud of Kansas, Capt. Wood of the Kansas cavalry, and Capt. Wrightyonet.
Lyon formed for his main attack — regulars, Kansas regiments, and a few dragoons — within two hundred