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Croton, Tuesday July 23.
Mr. Editor: The Northeast Missouri regiment, composed of the Croton Guards, Warsaw Guards, Sand Prairie Co., and the Home Guards of Clark Co., have just arrived at Athens, having cleaned the northern part of Clark Co. of the rebels and wandered as far as Etna in Scotland Co., which was taken Sunday evening without the loss of a man on our side the rebels shooting too high. After delivering one volley they fled. There were 50 of them, mounted. We learn that our troops killed 1 and wounded 1.
near our line of march were scoured by our cavalry, one man being shot and wounded
slightly in the shoulder. This was the only
injury received by our men. We learn that four
or five rebels were killed. Our scouts
captured several horses, hats, guns and prisoners. On
The Warsaw Greys, mentioned above, arrived in Keokuk last night, on the cars from Croton, and as they marched through the streets, showing that rebel flag, they were loudly cheered.
from Croton says that there are 300 Union troops at Luray waiting re-enforcements, while
Col. Moore, with several companies, is waiting for more men at
It is reported
that the Union flag is still flying in
Col. Moore has
about 30 prisoners and will deal with them in a military way. Dr. Harlan, of