ST. LOUIS, Jan. 26. – Official despatches from Cape Girardeau state that an expedition which left that place a few days since for Benton and Bloomfield have returned having Captured Lieut. Col. Farmer and 11 other officers and sixty-eight privates of Jeff. Thompson’s command. Also, quite a number of arms, horses, saddles &c.
A telegraphic line is to be immediately constructed from Rolla westward.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, February 1, 1862, p. 4