Thursday, June 21, 2012

Further from the Battle in Arkansas

(Special to Missouri Republican.)

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., March 10. – A messenger who arrived this morning at 3 o’clock this morning, reports that the battle lasted from Thursday morning till Saturday evening, and that our loss was about 450 killed and wounded.  The rebel loss was about 1,000 killed and wounded and 1,000 prisoners, among them Col. McRae of Arkansas.

The messenger reports that McCulloch and McIntosh were present with about 25,000 men.  McCulloch and McIntosh are reported to be wounded.

The attack from the rear was made by McCulloch and met by Sigel, who routed him completely.  His troops were scattered in all directions.  We have also captured a large amount of stores, caisons, small arms, ammunition, &t.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, March 15, 1862, p. 3

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