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wounded; rebel 1,400 killed and wounded. I send provisions forward to our gallant soldiers who have not been fed for two days. They were not re-enforced.

B. M. PRENTISS,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS WESTERN DEPARTMENT,

September 23, 1861.

Honorable S. CAMERON, Secretary of War:

Nothing since my dispatch of this morning. Our loss 39 killed, 120 wounded; loss of enemy 1,400 killed and wounded. Our non-commissioned officers and privates sworn and released; commissioned officers held as prisoners. Our troops are gathering around the enemy. I will send you from the field more details in a few days.

JNO C. FREMONT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS WESTERN DEPARTMENT,

Saint Louis, September 23, 1861.

Brigadier General B. M. PRENTISS, Quincy, Ill.

GENERAL: Your dispatch received. The surgeons of my staff and the sanitary commission are directed to communicate with you in regard to the wounded. Keep me fully informed of facts in relation to them so that their wants may be provided for as promptly as possible.

J. C. FREMONT,

Major-General.

SAINT LOUIS, September 24, 1861.

General PRICE,

Commanding Missouri State Guard, Lexington, Mo.

GENERAL: I am instructed by Major-General Fremont to say in reply to your proposal for the exchange of Colonel Thomas A. Marshall, First Regiment Illinois Cavalry, for Mr. Prince L. Hudgins that it is accepted and the latter will be released and delivered over to his son, the bearer of your letter. Please on receipt of this give to Colonel Marshall facilities for reaching the nearest station of our troops.

Respectfully, sir, your obedient servant,

J. H. EATON,

Colonel and Military Secretary.

HEADQUARTERS WESTERN DEPARTMENT,

Saint Louis, September 24, 1861.

Captain G. GRANGER, U. S. Army,

Commanding Officer, Saint Louis Arsenal.

SIR: Deliver to the bearer to be placed in his custody Mr. Prince L. Hudgins, detained as a prisoner in the arsenal. He is released by order of Major-General Fremont, having been exchanged on an arrangement with General Price for Colonel Thomas A. Marshall, First Regiment Illinois Cavalry.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. H. EATON,

Colonel and Military Secretary.