ST. LOUIS, March 31. – It is not expected that active operations will commence until the arrival of Buell’s army, unless our forces are attacked by Beauregard.
Information has been received at head quarters that a detachment of the 1st Illinois cavalry, under Capt. Thompson, overtook a guerilla band under Col. Parker, on the night of the 28th, about 10 miles west of Warrensburg. Fifteen rebels were killed, and 25 taken prisoners. Among the latter is Col. Parker and Capt. Walton. Our loss was two killed and several wounded.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 5, 1862, p. 4