July 6, 1861
War in Missouri
The Progress of Events as Reported from the
to the Associated Press]
ST. LOUIS, June 29—The Columbia (Mo.)
Statesman announces on the authority of a gentleman from Newton
county, that there are 30,000 stands of arms and six
or seven thousand troops t Marysville,
B. Stark, superintendent of the public schools, J. W. Houghton, superintendent
Board Public Works, and Wm. E. Dunscombe, clerk of
the Supreme Court, took the oath of allegiance to the united States, at
Jefferson City, to-day.
ST. LOUIS, June 30—Nine
men, ten kegs of powder, and a small quantity of arms, were captured by a
company of Federal troops, near Chillicothe,
on the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad, night
before last. These men meditated the
destruction of the railroad bridge in that vicinity, but their design was
frustrated. They are now held prisoners.
information from Springfield
says the Third Regiment, Col. Siegel, and part of the Fifth Regiment, Col.
Solomon, reached there Sunday last, and Col. Browne’s Regiment, from the
Reserve Corps and a battalion of the Fifth Regiment would arrive the next
day. Siegel’s Regiment started west to
cut off Jackson who was last heard from at Stockton with 2,000 men, only partially
armed. It is understood that the Kansas
Regiment has guarded all the outlets from Missouri and Kansas and the Indian
territory, which, with Siegel’s outposts who went from Springfield, will
entirely hem Jackson in and doubtless result if the capture of his whole force.
P. Knott, the Attorney General of Missouri, is now in prison at the Arsenal.
Democrat’s correspondence says that the Union Home Guards at the battle at Cole
Camp, on the 19th inst., lost 20 killed and wounded, and 23 were
taken prisoners. The prisoners were
taken to Warsaw
and liberated on taking oath not to bear arms against the Southern
Confederacy. The Union force was 500,
and the Secessionists had 100 mounted men and 200 infantry. The secession loss is reported at 32.
July 1—It is reported that the State troops, 10,000 in
number, have crossed the Marias de Cygnes, 100 miles south of this place, and
intend making a stand.
Federal forces, 2,600 or 3,000 in number, were 20 miles in their rear, waiting
[Transcribed by Sharon Strout]