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in North Missouri. The troops doubtless went | Cassville. On the 1st instant Gen. Lyon oron board during the night.
dered his entire command, with the exception From the levee a very interesting spectacle of a small guard, to rendezvous at Crane Creek, presented itself, at about noon, to hundreds of ten miles south of Springfield. The command spectators. On the firing of a signal gun, the consisted as follows. The exact strength of steamers Empress, War Eagle, Jennie Deans, the different corps I am not at liberty to give, Warsaw, and City of Alton, simultaneously for obvious military precaution: backed froin the wharf, and dropped anchor in Five companies First and Second Regiment mid-stream. The movement was executed with Regulars, Major Sturgis. Five companies First admirable precision and fine effect. These Regiment Missouri Volunteers, Lieutenant-Col. steamers, with the Louisiana, January, and Gra- | Andrews. Two companies Second Regiment ham, constitute the military fleet of eight ves- Missouri Volunteers, Major Osterhous. Three sels, to proceed down the Mississippi. Each companies Third Regiment Missouri Volunteers, bears aloft the Stars and Stripes, while the Colonel Siegel. Fifth Regiment Missouri Vol. City of Alton, as the “flag steamer,” shows unteers, Colonel Salamon. First Regiment also the Union Jack and a broad pennon. The Iowa Volunteers, Colonel J. F. Bates. First gallant vessels attracted much attention, and Regiment Kansas Volunteers, Colonel Deitzler. every moveinent respecting them was watched Second Regiment Kansas Volunteers, Colonel with keen interest.
Mitchell. Two companies First Regular CarAt four P. M., the Seventeenth regiment, Il- alry, Captains Stanley and Carr. Three com. linois, Col. Ross commanding, broke up their panies First Regular Cavalry (recruits), Lieut. encampment at the Abbey track, and marched Lathrop. Captain I. Totten's Battery Regular into the city to Fifth street, and on Fifth, Wash- Artillery, six guns, six and twelve-pounders. ington avenue, Fourth, Chestnut, Main, Locust, Lient. Dubois's Battery Regular Artillery, four and the Levee, to the steamer Warsaw, which guns, six and twelve-pounders. Captain Shaefhad moved to the Keokuk landing, near the fer's Battery Missouri Volunteer Artillery, sis foot of Chestnut street, to receive them. The guns, six and twelve-pounders. troops were preceded by an unusually excellent The whole column was under the immediate band of music, and presented a remarkably vig- command of Major-General Lyon, while Brigaorous and imposing appearance. They were dier-Generals Sweeny, Siegel, and Major Sturmuch aduired as a corps of hardy and evidently gis were intrusted with the most important intelligent and determined men. Company A subsidiary charges. of this regiment is Gen. Pope's body guard, The march commenced at five o'clock on the and consists of picked men. Crowds gathered afternoon of Thursday. The baggage wagons, at the wharf and witnessed the interesting em- one hundred and eighty in number, were scatbarkation of the Illinois Seventeenth. The corps tered over a distance of three miles. The camp marched in good order on board the Warsaw, at Crane Creek was reached about ten o'clock, but a portion of them subsequently proceeded the men marching slowly and making frequent on board the Jennie Deans, which, together balts to get the benefit of shade or water. with the Empress, moved into the landing. Early next morning, after making a hasty
At eleven o'clock last night, the fleet and meal, the line of march was resumed. We were embarked troops remained awaiting complete joined by the division from Camp McClellan, readiness and orders to start. Major-General and, with cavalry and skirmishers ahead, pushed Fremont and staff went on board the City of on as fast as the nature of the country would Alton, to accompany and direct the expedition. admit. This day, like its predecessor, was inCaptain Bart Able is in charge of the fleet. tensely lot. The extreme temperature, and The captains of the several vessels were pub- the fine dust which enveloped the train in lished by us yesterday. It was expected that clouds, produced intolerable thirst. The connthe boats would all start together at about day- try is of the hilly kind which just falls below break this morning.
the standard of mountainous. After leaving
Springfield, which is said to be the summit of Doo. 154.
the Bark Mountains, we pass along the ridge
which divides the waters which fall into the THE FIGHT AT DUG SPRINGS, MO. Missouri and White Rivers. Streams there were AUGUST 2, 1861.
none to mention; though traceable on the map,
they are at this season only distinguishable by A CORRESPONDENT at Curran, Stone County, their dry rocky beds. Water was hardly to Missouri, gives the following account of this be had, the few springs and wells in the neighaffair :—The report which reached us at Spring- borhood being either emptied by drought or by field, gave rise to the belief that Gen. McCul- the men. The ridges and sides of the limestone loch designed an attack upon that point, by hills were covered for the most part with stunttwo columns moving from Cassville and Sar- ed oak saplings, which rarely afforded shade coxie. The Federal scouts reported their force for horse and rider. The midsummer sun at about fifteen thousand in each division, and travelled through an unclouded sky like a ball on Wednesday they were reported within of fire, scorching all animated nature in his way. twenty miles of tho town and advancing from The men, however, kept up their spirits toler. ably well, and as at every few miles loyal citi- | volleys were exchanged. The number of the zens were met, informing us that the enemy enemy's infantry was seemingly about five was but a few miles ahead, 'every prospect for i hundred ; our cavalry not quite a hundred and a grand fight was the common opinion. fifty. The infantry kept up the firing for some
At about eleven o'clock on Friday morning, minutes, when some enthusiastic lieutenant givas the advance guard was rising the crest of a ing the order to “charge,” some twenty-five hill, sixteen miles froin here, the skirmishers of the gallant regulars rushed forward upon discovered several mounted men in the road. the enemy's lines, and, dashing aside the threatWord was passed back, when Capt. Totten ening bayonets of the sturdy rebels, hewed ordered a six-pounder to the front, and just as down the ranks with fearful slaughter. Capt. the men were in the act of leaving the house Stanley, who was amazed at the temerity of of one of their secession friends he sent a shell the little band, was obliged to sustain the order, by the gunpowder line, which burst over the but before he could reach his little company house. When this unexpected messenger drop- they had broken the ranks of the cowards, who ped in among them they scampered away down outnumbered them as twenty to one. Some the hill, so that when we arrived at the top, of the rebels who were wounded asked, in utter nothing was to be seen but a moving cloud of astonishment, " whether these were men or dust. A light wagon, loaded with cooked pro- devils—they fight so?”. visions, was discovered on the road, which was The ground was left in our possession, being shared' by our famished men and eaten with strewn with muskets, shot-gúns, pistols, etc. infinite gusto. Bedding and other accoutre- Our men seized some' fifteen muskets and the ments were found around the buildings, indi- same number of horses and mules and rode off, cating a lengthened sojourn.
when a large force of the enemy's cavalry was Our painful march was then continued with seen approaching from the woods, numbering more caution, the woods and thickets being some three hundred or more. At the instant examined on either side of the road for ambus- when they had formed in an angle, Capt. Totcades and surprises. Arrived at Dug Springs, ten, who had mounted a six and twelve-pounder some three miles further, we could perceive, as upon the overlooking hill, sent a shell right we entered the valley by one hill, dense columns over them; in another minute the seconda of dust moving in various directions along the twelve-pound shell, a very marvel of gunnery base and sides of the hills at the opposite end. practice—which landed right at their feet
, exThe advance continued, the column drawn up ploding, and scattering the whole body in the ready for action. By the aid of glasses, bodies most admired disorder. The third, fourth, of men, both mounted and on foot, could be fifth, and sixth were sent into their midst. The seen, and presently we could hear the sharp horsemen could not control their horses, and in crack of the rifles of our advance guard. The a minute not an enemy was to be seen anyflags were displayed, and all the indications where. Capt. Granger, of the artillery, was so seemed to point to a great battle, the position pleased with the execution that he rode out to of the enemy being a strong one, and his force the spot, where he discovered several pools of evidently numerons.
blood on the ground, as if the shell had done As there was no advance from the valorous great damage, one double-barrelled shot-gun rebels spite of our coaxing, the day far spent, being bent by the fragments of the shell. and the prospect for camping ground ahead not The praise of all tongues was upon the magvery brilliant, a retrograde movement was or- nificent charge of our cavalry. The men, dered, with a view of coaxing the enemy from actuated by a supreme disdain for the novices his position.
who had but recently left the plough for the In order to understand the position of the musket, determined to give them a real taste parties, imagine an oblong basin of five miles of war at the onset, and they must have given in length, surrounded by hills from which spurs the poor deluded fools a bitter foretaste, with projected into the main hollow, covered with their navy revolvers and carbines. Two of the occasional thickets and oak openings. The lieutenants returned with their swords stained winding of the road round the spurs had the with the blood of men they had run through effect of concealing the strength of each party and through, up to the hilt. One horse which from the other, so that from the top of each was led home was pierced by nine balls; successive ridge could be seen the rear of the another with sides so covered with gore as to enemy's forces. At about five o'clock a brisk conceal the wounds. Four of their wounded interchange of shots was commenced by our men were afterward picked up on the ground, skirmishers, Captain Steele's regular infantry some of them fatally. Unfortunately our loss, taking the lead on the left, supported by a com- as might be expected, was severe. Four of our pany of cavalry, the rest of the column being gallant regulars were brought in dead, and five back some distance. Presently we could see wounded, one of which has since died. The a column of infantry approaching froin the loss of the enemy cannot be far from forty, and woods with the design of cutting off our infan- their wounded fully a hundred. Secession actry. Capt. Stanley immediately drew up his counts admit their loss was heavy. men, and, as soon as within range, they opened Although the entire action cannot be raised fire from their Sharp's carbines, when several to the dignity of a great battle, for the whole affair lasted less than half an hour, it was in / wounded men in the first room, in the second reality a great triumph. Our advanced cav- one severely wounded in the back and shoulder, alry was alone engaged on our part, and they in the third a corpse stretched out with the successfully fought and drove off a force ten face quite black. At the well, close by the times their number. It moreover revealed the house, the pools in the little stream were red as fighting animus of the enemy; it revealed the blood for thirty yards, where they had washed state of their armament, and afforded a brilliant their wounded. The men stated they had only example for our expectant troops.
been picked off the field that morning, and that All supposed, when the crack of the cannon there were many more who had been carried and whistling of shell were heard in such quick off with the retreating army, They confirmed succession, that the battle was begun, and that substantially the reports of the captives. a trial at arms was to ensue ere nightfall
. Our Descending into the next valley, we could men were under arms, cannon in position, until just perceive, by the dense clouds of dust, that the news of the inglorious retreat of the vaunt- the enemy were but a few miles ahead. Two ing rebels dispelled the prospect. The camps guns were placed upon an eminence; upon seewere then pitched and the necessary, pre-ing a column of troops moving up a rarine, and cautions taken against attack. No description when at the distance of three-quarters of a can do justice to the labors of the day. When mile, we opened fire upon them, when they the morning dawned the men were put in mo- rapidly retreated. We afterward learned that tion. The heat was insufferable, the incessant this was a scouting party, who had crossed running about among the brush for miles on over from Marionville, after taking what proboth sides of the main road created the most visions and men they could press into their suffocating thirst. The tongue became swollen, service by their very summary process. The the sweat was blinding, and the dust profuse. shell struck the chimney of a house in which Even the hardiest of men were glad to find the officers were dining. They did not wait shelter for a moment in the shade of some for the dessert to be served. canebrake. The few wells or springs in the Arrived at Curran, twenty-six miles from vicinity had given out. Water was not to be Springfield, we encamped, to take advantage had; toward evening two dollars and a half of the good water. Our position was much being offered for a canteen of warm ditch water. exposed, but from the exhibitions of valor for Many were victims of sunstroke and ex- the past few days we stood in little fear of an haustion, and never were a set of men more attack., Five prisoners were brought in by our grateful than when the burning sun cast his skirmishers, one of which, upon being quesdeclining shadow over the western hills. The tioned by General Lyon, manifested considerable night was broken occasionally by the report of impertinence; his actions being suspicious he musket shots from our sentinels. Two or was carefully watched, and when told to rise three stragglers were brought in as prisoners, from the ground a revolver was found under who stated that they belonged to the command him. A deserter came in from the other camp, of Gen. Rains, and seemed glad enough to be who stated that he was impressed into their captured. They reported that the army of service in Missouri; their camp was six miles McCulloch was five miles in the rear, and that to the north, and strongly intrenched; bad accessions were being recruited from all the eight pieces of cannon, and, though his comadjoining counties. This information agreed rades said they had fifteen thousand men, his with that gained from the prisoners, and be- opinion was about six or seven thousand. trayed the weakness of the enemy; said they, Quite a little excitement was created through“We have had nothing but fresh beef and un- out the camp in the morning by a report that bolted flour to eat for many days.” They were we were surrounded, which was caused by the forced northward by starvation, and the Union appearance of troops on our rear-doubtless a men must either flee or be taken prisoners, portion of the roving bands desirous of rewhile the State rights gentry must join their joining their command. A squad of about force or be plundered; he would find, however, forty entered our column and chatted with our the plunder attended either alternative. In men under the impression that they were in this way they had recruited thousands, leaving the army of Rains, until they saw our artillery a desert behind them more complete than the coming up, when they inquired" whose troops locusts. Forage, wheat, eatables and drinkables, we were ?" Upon being informed “Gen. in any quantity, did not escape them. Clothing Lyon's," they made a hasty exit into the dense and trinkets of little or no value, all seized. woods, one of the staff officers ordering the They are the most complete land pirates this men to fire upon them, but they had made good continent ever saw.
August 2.-We resumed the line of march at Our troops had mistaken them also for the sunrise; the ground of yesterday's operations “Home Guards," which are accustomed to act was carefully gone over in search of the much as guides and scouts, and thus they missed by s dreaded “masked batteries." Gaining the narrow chance, the opportunity of bagging the summit of the hill from which the rebels had whole of them and their horses and muskets. sallied on the day previous, we found a sad The names of our killed are Corporal Klein, spectacle. A house by the wayside, with four privates Givens and Devlin.
SPRINGFIELD, August 6. We brought in sixteen prisoners, most of After another day's hardship and a night's them taken in a hostile attitude toward the repose, the morning dawned upon us with its Government. We witnessed a very salutary fierce glare. General Lyon finding himself way of treating rebels. Two or three promishort of provisions, his men weary and foot- nent secessionists, who at one time were acsore, many of them sick from intemperate use counted respectable, are busily hauling the doof water and green fruits, with a powerful bris from the streets, and performing other enemy encamped in front, whom he could not such municipal duties under guard, greatly to chase by reason of the precautions against sur- the edification of a crowd of boys and negroes. prises and flank movements--moreover, a large We think this is the happy medium between force of the enemy in the direction of Sarcoxie, hanging our prisoners and swearing them. and the necessity of keeping open his commu
-N. Y. World, Aug. 12. nication with Springfield-called a consultation with Brigadier-Generals Sweeney, Siegel; Ma
Doc. 155. jors Schofield, Shepherd, Conant, Sturgis; Captains Totten and Shaeffer, when it was de- GEN. BUTLER'S TEMPERANCE ORDER. termined to retire toward Springfield. This conclusion seems to be well-founded when we
Fort MONROE, Va., August 2, 1861.
,} reflect that the provisions for such an army GENERAL ORDER, No. 22.-The General commust be transported from Rolla at great risk of manding was informed on the first day of the capture. Nothing could be found either for month, from the books of an unlicensed liquorman or horse on the track of the rebels. dealer near this post, and by the effect on the
Hardly had the decision been declared, when officers and soldiers under his command, that one of the cavalry scouts announced that he use of intoxicatiog liquors prevailed to an had witnessed the departure of McCullough's alarming extent among the officers of his comcamp in the direction of Sarcoxie, describing mand. He had already taken measures to prethe train as long as that usually pertaining to vent its use among the men, but had presumed an army of seven thousand men.
that officers and gentlemen might be trusted; On Sunday morning we retraced our steps, but he finds that, as a rule, in some regiments leaving Curran, Stone Co., the furthest point of that assumption is ill founded, while there are our expedition, with reluctance at not meeting many honorable exceptions to this unhappy the object of our search, but with hearts glad- state of facts; yet, for the good of all, some dened that we were once more to be placed be- stringent measures upon the subject are necesyond the danger of starvation. We marched sary. thirteen miles during the day in a broiling sun. Hereafter, all packages brought into this doSeveral of our men fell from the fatigue and partment for any officer, of whatever grade, heat; two reported died from sunstroke. will be subjected to the most rigid inspection,
At Cane Creek we found another deserter and all spirituous and intoxicating liquors therewho had been forced into a Louisiana regiment, in will be taken and turned over to the use of and had accepted the first chance to escape. the medical department. Any officer who deHe is a German, and has a brother in the Mis- sires may be present at the inspection of his souri Volunteers. His statements confirm those own packages. of the other deserter. His regiment left New No sale of intoxicating liquor will be allowed Orleans 1,050 strong, and when he left it, death, in this department, and any citizen selling will disease, and desertion had reduced it to 700. be immediately sent out. His regiment was well drilled and armed. If any officer finds the use of intoxicating Three Arkansas regiments were armed with liquor necessary for his health, or the health of old smooth-bore muskets; the balance with any of his men, a written application to the odds and ends of all kinds, some few being medical director will be answered; and the without arms. Two Texan regiments are daily General is confident that there is a sufficient expected, with two brass guns. He gives a de- store for all necessary purposes. plorable account of their commissariat and sub- The medical director will keep a record of sistence department. He is kept in close cus- all such applications, the name of the applicant, tody, both for his own protection and as a pre- date of application, amount and kind of liquor caution against fraud.
delivered, to be open at all times for public inWe reached Springfield to-day, and were spection. much surprised to learn that the inhabitants In view of the alarming increase in the use had been the victims of the most unreasonable of this deleterious article, the General earnestly fright,—a report having been spread during exhorts all officers and soldiers to use their utthe night that the enemy was about to attack | most exertions, both of influence and example, the town. Singularly enough nearly all the to prevent the wasting effects of this scourge of pickets came into town, instead of remaining all armies. at their posts. I ought in justice to say that The General commanding does not desire to these were “ Home Guards," who have been conceal the fact that he has been accustomed to mustered into the service to meet the emer- the use of wine and liquors in his own quarters, gency.
and furnish them to his riends; but as he
desires never to ask either officers or men to property. Such acts must be, and will be, disundergo any privation which he will not share countenanced, and there is every reason to bewith them, he will not exempt himself from lieve, from a general order recently issued by the operation of this order, but will not use it Lieut.-Gen. Scott, and from the known dispoin liis own quarters, as he would discourage its sition of Maj.-Gen. Fremont, whose command use in the quarters of any other officer. Amid embraces Missouri, that such oppressive conthe many sacrifices of time, property, health, duct on the part of the military will, in a short and life, which the officers and soldiers of his time, be arrested. command are inaking in the service of their There exists in many parts of the State a country, the General cominanding feels confi- most unfortunate and unnatural condition of dent that this, so slight, but so necessary a sac- feeling among citizens, amounting to actual rifice of a luxury, and pandering to appetite, hostility, and leading often to scenes of violence will be borne most cheerfully, now that its evil and bloodshed; and even neighbors of the same is seen and appreciated.
race have come to regard each other as eneThis order will be published by reading at mies. This feeling, too, has originated in questhe head of every battalion, at their several tions of a political character, although the evening parades.
American mind has been accustomed to conBy command of
sider a difference upon such questions as affordMAJOR-GENERAL BUTLER. ing no cause of hostility. Combinations have T. J. HAYNES, A. A. A.-General.
been formed for carrying out schemes of violence by one class against another, and by those
holding one set of opinions against others holdDoo. 156.
ing a different set. PROCLAMATION OF GOV. GAMBLE.
Civil Government in this State has no con
cern with men's opinions, except to protect all JEFFERSON City, Aug. 3, 1861. in their undisturbed enjoyment. It is only when To the People of the State of Missouri :- they become the causes of acts that they bring
Your delegates, assembled in Convention, those who entertain them into any responsibilhave decided that, in order to vindicate the ity to the law. sovereignty of the State, it was necessary to While this freedom of opinion is the right of vacate the offices of Governor, Lieutenant-Gov- all, and while is the duty of each to respect ernor, Secretary of State, and members of the this right in others, it is plainly the duty of the General Assembly, and to order an election to Government to suppress, as far as practicable, take place on the first Monday of November all combinations to violate this right, and all next, to fill those offices with persons of your violence arising from a difference of opinion. own choice. They have chosen me to dis- Yet it is important that every well-disposed charge the duties of Chief Magistrate until the citizen should remember, that the extreme and election can take place.
intemperate exercise of this right of expressing No argument will here be made in support his opinions often leads to unnecessary discord of the action of the Convention. An address and violence, and that refraining from the inhas been issued to you by that body, in which temperato discussion of topics known to be exare set forth the necessities for the action, and citing would be but a slight contribution niade the power under which they have acted. I by each toward the preservation of the general. could give you no stronger expression of my peace. deliberate judgment that their action was both It is believed that many citizens are now in constitutional and necessary, than is afforded arms, assembled under the proclamation of Gov. by my acceptance of the office until the election Jackson, of the 12th of June, and that they can take place.
responded to that call from a sense of obligaThe choice thus made of temporary or provi- tion to obey State authority. They have been sional Governor, will satisfy all that no counte- organized as a military force under an act of nance will be afforded to any scheme or to any the General Assembly, known popularly as the conduct calculated in any degree to interfere“ Military bill." with the institution of slavery existing in the By the action of the Convention, that act has State. To the very utmost extent of Executive been annulled, all commissions issued under it power, that institution will be protected. have been revoked, and the organizations which
The choice of temporary Governor gives the have been formed have been disbande... further assurance to all, that every effort will Those who have taken up arms from a desire be made to stop the practices on the part of the thus to obey State authority, will see that real military which have occasioned so much irrita- obedience to that authority, will be shown by tion throughout the State—such as arresting at once quitting the organizations with which citizens who have neither taken up arms against they are connected, and returning peacefully to the Government, nor aided those who are in their homes. This applies as well to officers open hostility to it, and searching private as to privates in such organizations. houses without any reasonable ground to sus-1: It is known that there are large quantities pect the occupants of any improper conduct, of powder and other munitions of war couand unnecessarily seizing or injuring private cealed in different places in the State, intended