ST. LOUIS, March 24. – The following is a copy of a dispatch to the Secretary of War:
“A detachment of the 1st Iowa Cavalry sent out from Jefferson city by Gen. Totten against a guerrilla band had a skirmish with the enemy killing and wounding one and taking seventy-five prisoners, over twenty horses, forty-eight kegs of powder and a quantity of arms were captured. Our loss was four wounded.
H. W. HALLECK,