THE MORMON WAR—TWO BATTLES.
Intelligence was received at St. Louis, and pub-lished there on Monday of last week, that the Mormons and their enemies had at last come to blows. One battle was fought on the Friday previous and another on Saturday.
The New Era of the 15th inst., says that "the steamer Alvarado came down the evening before, and her officers report that the rumors as to the first battle between the Mormons and anti-Mormons were grossly exaggerated. They say that in that battle one Mormon was wounded, and no person was killed or wounded on the part of the anti-Mor-mons. However, on Saturday, another battle took place. In the morning, two cannons were fired at the anti-Mormon camp from the city, but the shot was not returned.
Afterward the anti-Mormons sent in a white flag to make certain propositions for the adjustment of their difficulties, which were rejected by the op-posite party. The anti-Mormons then began to maneuvere and march so as to flank the Mormon force. When they were within cannon shot, the Nauvoo party fired on the anti-Mormons, and the battle began. It continued from one o'clock til forty minutes past four. There were many dis-charges of artillery and small arms.
On one side, a man named Anderson and his son 10 years old, and a man named Norris, all of them Mormons, were killed and several others wounded.
On the part of the anti-Mormons, Capt. Smith, of Carthage, was killed, and several others wound-ed. The people of Nauvoo reported the anti-Mormon loss at a much larger number; but their report was contradicted at Warsaw. Mormondom is represented as bearing all the features of a citadel; every man within its limits is under arms, and many of the boys are bearing huge pistols and knives upon their persons—numbers of the women, it is said, are keen for the fight, and express themselves ready to bear arms should it become necessary for the protection of the Temple; and the city.
There appears to be but one feeling among the Jack-Mormons, and that is, to die before they will suffer the force, which threatens their city, to in-vade it; having repulsed their foes twice, they begin to increase in the confidence of their ability to protect themselves, and twice have they refused offers of peace. Should the Antis receive no reinforcements, they will have to exercise more skill and bravery before they can succeed in bring-ing the Mormons to terms. The fight will be renewed, no doubt, but it is more than probable that the Mormons will maintain possession of the city.
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