CAPTAIN Purcell and His Band Routed. On Wednesday night of last week eighty or ninety guerillas under Capt. Young Purcell and Lieut. Julius McGuire, both of this coun-ty, crossed the Missouri river between Roche port and Booneville, and, encamping for a lew days at Lone Elm prairie, twelve miles south oF Booneville, were attacked at 8 oclock last Friday morning by a detachment of tbifo ty of the Cooper county enrolled militia, under Lieut. Cot. Rex is. For about fifteen minutes the fighting was very desperate on both sides; finally, however, the rebels fled before the determined advance of the loyal militia, leaving two of their number dead on the field and several wounded. Among the killed are Joshua Lampton (son of James Lamptrn) and Isaac Stone, both of this county. Among tbe wounded are Siias Davenport (son of Jonn Davenport) and Thos. Winn, both of this county; also, George Berry, of Ralls. DavcnpoH was wonnded by a musket shot in the right breast and has since died. The following were taken prisoners: John W. Greer, Samuel Hodge, andChas. G. Selby, of Boone; Newman, Of Callaway, and Marlin. Lieut. Dr. Julius McGuires saddle-bags, about 20 horses, and several guns were captured. I The militia sustained no damage. , , 1 Columbia (Mo.) Statesman.
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25 Nov 1862, Tue • Page 1
Obviously Silas Davenport's death was overstated, granted he was captured, but died not.