War of the Rebellion: Serial 003 Page 0171 Chapter X. ACTION AT BOONEVILLE, MO.

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to retrieve their conduct gave battle to Green's forces while crossing the river at Glasgow. They exchanged fire half an hour, when a battery opened upon them, and they returned here to-day. Green had captured the steamer Clara Bell. Probable rebel loss at Booneville 12 killed and 40 wounded; Epstein's, 1 killed and 4 wounded. The rebels lost some at Glasgow, we hear.

JEFF. C. DAVIS,

Colonel, Commanding.

Major-General FREMONT.

SEPTEMBER 13-20, 1861.-Siege of Lexington, Mo.

REPORTS, ETC.

Numbers 1.-Miscellaneous, of Union, with orders and correspondence.

Numbers 2.-Major General Sterling Price, commanding Missouri State Guard (Confederate), of operations September 10-20.

Numbers 3.-Brigadier General James S. Rains, Missouri State Guard.

Numbers 4.-Brigadier General Thomas A. Harris, Missouri State Guard.

Numbers 1. Miscellaneous reports, correspondence, and orders of the several Union commanders, September 12-23.

JEFFERSON CITY, September 12, 1861.

I have just received the following, latest from Colonel Mulligan, at Lexington: "Ten or fifteen thousand men, under Price, jackson & Co., are reported near Warrensburg, moving on to this post. We will hold out. Strengthen us; we will require it." The expressman had his horse taken from him but saved his dispatches.

JEFF. C. DAVIS,

Colonel, Commanding.

General FREMONT.

JEFFERSON CITY, September 12, 1861.

Received dispatch last night from Lexington by the hands of Lieutenant Pease, dated 9th. Colonel Mulligan had arrived all safe, and Colonel Marshall was scouring the country. Dispatches from Warrensburg leave no doubt but that Price is there in strong force, and is moving on towards Lexington. Some of his cavalry took possession of Georgetown Tuesday, causing great consternation among the people. Booneville is menaced by a small force, but if the troops I sent yesterday to their duty, they have landed there by this time.

JEFF. C. DAVIS,

Colonel, Commanding.

General JOHN C. FREMONT.

JEFFERSON CITY, September 12, 1861.

GENERAL: I have been in hourly receipt of dispatches from above. Much confusion exists in the different accounts, but that Price is at