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Secession narratives. Lieutenant Barlow's account. Headquarters Sixth Division M. S. G., Brig.-Gen. M. M. Parsons Commanding, Phelps' Farm, Springfield, August 22. Remembering several acts of kindness of yours, and hoping that you will place confidence in a report of mine, I will give you a short account, in honor of the affair at Wilson's Creek, as far as I saw it in person. Gen. Lyon attacked us before breakfast. I was awoke by Totten's battery opening within one thousand two hundred yards of my tent. We were surprised completely. Siegel also attacked us in our rear, opposite Lyon's point of attack. The battle ground presents large hills with deep ravines, thickly covered with small trees and underbrush. We had a bushwhack fight — regiment against regiment, advancing and retreating for about three hours. Siegel's battery was taken (in our rear) by the gallant Louisiana regiment at the point of the bayonet. Lyon formed for his main attack — regulars, Kansas reg