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pounders, and besides the regular caissons it, eight hundred regulars, and two batteries of 4 has baggage wagons, forges, magazines, etc. and 6 guns respectively. There were also four Six hundred Schenckl's shell and James's pro- mounted companies of Home Guards. Both jectile were sent from the State Arsenal for columns left Springfield at about 8 P. M.-St. the use of the battery.
Louis Democrat, August 12. -The United States Marshal, at Boston, August 10.-Gen Lyon's column marched Mass., arrested a person who registered himself until 2 A. M., when it was halted for two hours. at the Parker House as “O. Jordan, Pittsburg, Capt. Gilbert's regulars were thrown out as Pa.," but who subsequently has confessed him- skirmishers at 4 A. m., and the column moved self as John Williams, of Norfolk, Va., and was forward. At 5 o'clock the enemy's pickets supposed to hold a commission in the rebel were driven in, and soon after the army came army. He was arrested as a spy, and by in sight of the rebels' position. McCulloch's orders received from the Secretary of War, camp extended in a valley along Wilson's Creek was sent to Fort Lafayette, New York harbor. for three miles, and followed the bends of the -N. Y. Tribune, August 11.
streams to the north at its western extremity, —The Third Regiment of Connecticut Vol- and to the south at the eastern. Siegel's atunteers, who were in the battle at Bull Rnn, tack was to be made at the latter point, and returned to Hartford, and were received amid Lyon moved, therefore, upon the western and the firing of guns, the cheers of the firemen and northern extremity, down the head of the valmilitary, and an immense throng of citizens, ley. Blair's First Missouri Regiment at about who had assembled to welcome them home. | 6 o'clock drove a full règiment of infantry from N. Y. Tribune, August 11.
a ridge at the end of the encampment, and at
the same time Totten's battery threw some -Lieut.-Col. Robert Nugent, of the Sixty- shells among the enemy's tents. Blair's regininth Regiment N. Y. S. M., was appointed to ment moved forward up a second ridge, upon a captaincy in the regular army of the United
which they encountered a Louisiana regiment. States. Captain Nugent was born in the North
Here they were reinforced, and finally gained of Ireland, his brother John M. being at pres- the summit
, driving the rebels before them. eat the Mayor of Dundlalk. He came to Amer- Two companies of regulars were at this time ica immediately after the abortive insurrection
sent across the creek eastwardly to engage a of ’48; and having strong military tastes, soon rebel force in that direction, but were comenrolled his name in the Fourth Company of the N. Y. National Guards, and served two years his battery from the second ridge won, and
pelled to retire; when Lieut. Dubois opened ander Captain Riblet. On the organization threw a number of shells which exploded with of the Sixty-ninth in '52, Captain Nugent became one of its earliest officers, and has served Blair's regiment was now withdrawn, and the
great effect, and completely routed this body. faithfully in its ranks as Lieutenant, Captain, Iowa First ordered to take its place, and the Major, and Lieutenant-Colonel down to the
Kansas regiments to support the Iowa First, present day.-N. Y. Tribune, August 11.
An attempt to charge with his cavalry was next -GEYZBAL LYON learned that the rebels, made by McCulloch, but the charge was entirely 22,000 in number, under Ben. McCulloch, were broken by the fire of Totten's battery. Both on Wilson's Creek, nine miles from Springfield, batteries were soon in position, and the battle Mo., and moved against them with his whole resolved itself into the enemy's attempt to disforce, only 5,200. The force was disposed in lodge them, and regain the ridges from which two columns. One under Col. Siegel with his he had been driven. In this attempt he was own regiment, and that of Col. Salomon's, and repeatedly foiled. At about nine o'clock, as six guns, moved 15 miles in a southerly direction the enemy came on again, Gen. Lyon, who had to turn the enemy's right flank, and the other received three wounds, put himself at the heal under Gen. Lyon moved forward to attack in of the Iowa First to lead a charge with the front. Lyon's column consisted of the Missouri bayonet, when he received a rifle ball in the First, Iowa First, Kansas First and Second, breast and fell dead. His fall, however, was part of the Missouri Second, a detachment from not generally known. Major Sturgis assumed Col. Wyman's Illinois Regiment, all volunteers; I the command, and the battle went on.- Mean
PLAN OF THE BATTLE OF WILSON'S CREEK, MO. Tris diagram was drawn by Frederick William Reeder, of Company C, First United States Cavalry, who participated in the battle.
EXPLANATION OF DIAGRAM. A-Capt. Totten's Battery.
0–Kansas Rangers-mounted. B-Section of Capt. Totten's Battery.
P_Col. Siegel's position. C—Capt. Dubois's Battery.
Q-Train of rebels—part. D--Corn-field-hotly contested.
Ř—Concealed battery-rebel. E—Log house-hotly contested.
S—Town of Little York. F-Ambulances for sick.
T—Springfield. G-Second Missouri Volunteers.
U-Fayeiteville road—the road by which Col. H-Second Kansas Volunteers.
Siegel advanced upon the rebel camp. 1--*Spot where Gen. Lyon fell.
V-Rebel cavalry-1,200 strong. K-Masked rebel batteries.
W—Siegel's Brigade-Third and Fifth Missouri. 1-First Kansas, First Missouri, First Iowa-Capt. X-Road through rebel camp. Steele's Battalion.
Y–McCullough's head-qua X-Capt. Plummer's Battalion.
2-Rains's head-quarters. N-Home Guards-mounted.
-N. Y. World, Aug. 29.
time, Gen. Siegel made his attack upon McCul- | creek. Meeting the schooner Dana, he took loch's right, drove the rebels for half a mile from her gun and crew upon the Resolute, and plactheir position and took possession of that ex- ing the negroes in charge of two men of the tremity of their camp; but his advance was Dana, he went up the creek and captured a broken by the fire of a full regiment that he large boat capable of carrying 25 or 30 men, had pernitted to approach in the belief that it but saw nothing of the rebels. Fas a reinforcement from Gen. Lyon. Unable
-The prize schooner Geo. V. Baker, of Galto rally Salomon's regiment, he was driven
veston, and her confederate crew of four men back with the loss of five guns. About noon, in irons, were carried under the guns of Fortress the enemy's tents and his whole baggage train Monroe. The schooner was captured by one of were destroyed by fire, supposed to have been the United States blockading fleet off Galveston, his own act. The fight still continued in front, Texas, and sent to New York with the United and the last advance of the enemy, made at ono
States crew on board. She was captured yesP. X., was driven back by the whole national terday off Cape Ilatteras by the rebel privateer force in the field. Immediately after, Major York, who put four of her own men on board. Sturgis ordered a movement toward Spring. Meanwhile the York was seen by the United field, and the whole force fell back in good States gunboat Union, who gave chase and order. McCulloch mado no pursuit. Tho national loss was 800 in killed and wounded. beached her and escaped. The Union then
burnt the privateer, but not until the crew had Though the rebel loss is not known, it is thought recaptured the Baker, and her crew. to have been very large, as the national artillery fire was remarkably accurate.-(Doc. 175.)
-Istam G. IĨArris issued an order to the
clerks of the county courts of Tennessee, re-The Spanish Minister announced to the Secretary of State at Washington, that the questing them to search the residences of the seven American vessels captured by the pirate ward such arms to the military authorities at
people for arms of overy description, and to forSarnter and carried into Cienfuegos, had been Nashville, Meinphis, or Knoxville.—(Doc. 1753.) discharged by order of the Spanish Government.- Washington Republican, August 11.
-BETWEEN the hours of six and seven this -To-Dar Lieutenant Budd, commanding the
evening eighty mounted men, led by Capt. steainer Resolute, cleared out one of the rebel White and a refugee named Talbot, attacked a depots on the Potomac. It has been known smaller number of Home Guards at Potosi, for some time that the Herring Creek on the Missouri, and were repulsed with a loss of Maryland side, and Machodock Creek opposito two killed and three wounded. One inan of on the Virginia side, were the-depot for Mary- the Home Guards was killed.–St. Louis Demland recruits to the rebel army in Virginia.
ocrat, August 12. The Resolute having approached within 300 -Prof. La Mountain made two successful yards of the shore of the creek, was fired on balloon ascensions at Fortress Monroe, having with musketry. A boat was immediately low- attained an altitude of three thousand feet. He ered, and Lieut. Budd with twelve men landed. I found the encampment of the Confederate forces The rebels fled at their approach and were pur- to be about threo miles beyond Newmarket sued for a mile, but made their escape. Two Bridge, Va. There were no traces of the rebels muskets and a knapsack which they threw near Iampton. A considerable force is also away in flight were picked up. Upon return- encamped on the east side of James River, ing to the house abundant evidence that it had some eight miles above Newport News. The been a rebel rendezvous, and papers containing two cannon mounted at Sewall's Point toward important information, were found. The build- Old Point, he thinks, are only large fieldings were destroyed, and ten contrabands found pieces. There are, perhaps, one thousand Conon the premises were brought away.
federates at Sewall's Point.-N. Y. Times, AuAfter leaving the creek, Lieut. Budd learned gust 13. from the negroes that there were 300 of the -The Western Virginia State Convention, in rebels concentrated at the IIague, about five a series of resolutions, declared itself“ unaltermiles back from the river, and that their ferry. ably opposed to any compromise with the rebboat was about three-quarters of a mile up the l els.”—(Doc. 176.)