Battle with the Indians.- The St. Louis Times of the 11th inst. contains a detailed account of a bat
Published September, 1, 1832
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Battle with the Indians.- The St. Louis Times of the 11th inst. contains a detailed account of a battle, between the United States troops, under the immediate command of Gen. Atkinson and the Indians, in which the latter were completely defeated, with the loss of 160. Our loss in killed and wounded was 27. The battle lasted onwards of three hours. About 50 Indians, women and children were taken prisoners, and many were killed by accident.
An officer now on the expedition against the Indians after describing the awful effect of the Cholera among the troops observes- 'Thus we see that this part of the expedition is strewed like chaff, by a blast of the pestilence. It is an illustration of the displeasure of the Almighty at our treatment of that poor starved race of beings, whom our injustice drives to madness.'