General Sturgis's force consisted of 3,000 cavalry and 5,000 infantry.
The N. Y. Times says the above reads as though sent by the rebels themselves.
Official dispatches refer to the defeat of Sturgis as a "disaster."
Gen Morgans expedition.
A telegram from Lexington, Ky, states that on the 12th inst. Gen Burbridge defeated the rebels at Cynthiana, killing some three hundred, and taking 400 prisoners. Morgan's command is utterly demoralized and scattered.
Cols Hanson and Garrard are in pursuit.
A telegram from Gov. Bramlette says that "no rebels in force are moving towards Louisville."
After the Cynthiana defeat Gen. Hobson and part of his staff were sent under guard to Falmouth, but the whole were recaptured by a scouting party, and are now at Falmouth
A gentleman who left Little Rock on the 3d of June says that everything was quiet when he left.
Price and his army were near Red River.
The Washington correspondent
is about the mildest description of a bloody repulse we have ever seen.
The telegram is dated at Cincinnati on the 9th instant:
General Burbridge, with two thousand five hundred mounted infantry, attacked Saltville, in Southwestern Virginia, where some extensive salt works are located, and carried two redoubts, capturing one hundred and fifty prisoners, besides a large number of horses, mules, cattle, &c Our loss was small.
Colonel Mason, of the Eleventh Michigan, was killed, and Colonel Hanson, acting Brigadier-General, was wounded.
Finding the place strongly fortified and defended by a large force under Breckinridge and Echols, General Burbridge withdrew during the night, leaving his wounded.
The revels Burbridge passed through Covington this afternoon, on the way to Lexington.
The defeat of General Ewing in Missouri--his retreat to Rolla.
The defeat of General Ewing at Arcadia Valley, Missouri, by General Sterling Price, on the 24th instant, is fully acknowledg