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Reported Union Success
Gen. Sturgis in possession of St. Joseph – Reported capture of Green – Another bridge burned – Rumored evacuation of Kentucky
St. Louis, Tuesday, Sept. 17.
Gen. Sturgis, with one regiment of infantry, two companies of cavalry, and one of artillery, took possession of St. Joseph on Friday last.
It is reported that a battle took place at Lexington yesterday, between the Federal forces there and Martin Green’s rebels, in which most of the latter were captured. This needs confirmation.
Another bridge was burned on the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad a day or two since, precipitating the locomotive into the stream and killing the engineer.
Reports are current here of the evacuation by the rebels of Columbus, Ky.
Citation: New York Times. 18 September 1861. Gift of Steven and Susan Raab. AN .N5682