Men rolled them forward with hooks, while from the cover they afforded riflemen kept up a steady fire which was constantly advancing.
The enemy had not reckoned on any such mode of attack, and at two o'clock in the afternoon a white flag was displayed in token of surrender, and the Federal forces laid down their arms and gave themselves up as prisoners of war.
The results of this victory to the Missourians were 3,500 prisoners—among them were Colonels Mulligan, Marshall, Peabody, White, Grover, Major Van Horn and 118 other commissioned officers—five field-pieces, two mortars, more than 3,000 stand of arms, a large number of sabers, pistols, cavalry horses, equipments, wagons, teams, ammunition, commissary and quartermaster stores and other property.
In addition to these things, General Price came into possession of the great seal of the State, of public records and nearly a million dollars which had been taken from the bank at Lexington by General Fremont's order.
The money was
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reorganization of the State troops
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On reaching Springfield, Maj. S. D. Sturgis, who had taken command of the Federals on the death of Lyon, turned the command over to Sigel, who was supposed to be the ranking officer.
Sigel, after concavalry appeared on the north side of the river, expecting to find boats to cross and reinforce Mulligan.
But all the boats had been captured by Price's men, and Sturgis was chased by General Parsons—whom General Price had sent to operate on the north side of the river and prevent reinforcements reaching Mulligan—and escaped with o wait at their homes for a more auspicious time.
He began his retreat on the 27th of September.
He sent a considerable force of mounted men to make Fremont and Sturgis and Lane believe he was about to attack each of them.
The ruse succeeded.
Each stopped, and Fremont commenced fortifying in the neighborhood of Georgetown, wher