rted that Price is merely falling back to meet McIntosh, who is coming up with reinforcements, and on his joining him he would return and give us battle.
The probabilities are, however, that he is in full retreat.
The people in and around Springfield express undoubted satisfaction at the arrival of our troops, and general rejoicing is manifested throughout the Southwest at the retreat of the rebels.
This expedition will doubtless end the campaign in Missouri.
Union victory in upper Virginia. Pawpaw, Va., Feb. 14
--8 P. M.--Major-General G. B. McClellan: The railroad was opened to Hancock this morning; also, the telegraph.
We had an important forced reconnaissance last night, which was completed to-day.
We broke up the rebel nest at Blooming Gap.--We ran down and captured seventeen (17) commissioned officers — among them Colonels, Lieutenant-Colonels, Captains, &c. I will forward a description list.
We engaged them with four hundred cavalry.