ANOTHER BATTLE AT NAUVOO,
THE MORMONS AGAIN VICTORIOUS.
DETERMINATION OF THE MORMONS.
Preparations for Another Battle.
We copy from the St. Louis Reveille of Tues-day, the following very interesting account of the second battle between the Mormons and Anti-Mormons at Nauvoo. The desaription is evidently written by one whose sympathies and bias are entirely with the Mormons: The steamer Alvarado arrived down last eve-ning from Warsaw, and from her officers we learn that the Mormons and Anti-Mormons had a second battle on Saturday afternoon, which ended, as before, in the Anties retreating to their camp.
An eye-witness, who watched the progress of the second battle from the top of the Mormon temple in Nauvoo, describes it as a very spirited engagement, in which the new citizens and Mormons prevented the advance of their foes at every point.
The Nauvooites have thrown up three breast-works, at about one and a half miles from the city, towards the road leading to Carthage, and behind these the defending forces are posted, with five pieces of artillery. At about twelve o'clock, M., the new citizens fired two six-pound shot into the Anties' camp, upon which the lat-ter sent out a flag of truce, with a request, to hold another "talk;" but the citizens of Nauvoo returned for answer, that they were done talking with them, and that hereafter they should fight until the others became desirous of a peace.—The action now commenced from the artillery on both sides—over eighty discharges of cannon were heard from both parties during the course of an hour and a half. They now closed in and commenced discharges of musketry at each oth-er. A movement was then made by the Anties to outflank the Nauvoo right, and pass their breastwork, which was here defended by the Spartan bandof Mormons, with "sixteen cham-ber rifles;" the latter drew out from the breast-work to repel the advancing force, and succeed-ed in beating them back.
During this skirmish on the right a man, na-med Anderson, the leader of the Mormon Spar-tans, fell, shot through the lungs by a rifle bail, and almost instantly expired . About the same moment, his son, a boy of about fifteen years of age, who was engaged in another por-tion of the ranks, was struck by a six pound shot on the right shoulder, and his body made a crushed mass of bones, the whole breast being torn to pieces. Another Mormon was struck during this part of the fight with a cannon shot, and killed instantly. His name was Norris, a blacksmith. The fight continued for two hours and a half, and every attempt the Anties made to pass the position of the Nauvooites, they were successfully beaten back, until, at length, they were forced to retire to their camp, leaving the field in possession of the new citizens and Mor-mons.
During the progress of the fight, an invalid Mormon was posted upon the top of the Tem-ple, with spy-glass in hand, watching its pro-gress; and the wives of the citizens, with their children, were gathered at the base of the building, with upturned eyes and painfully anxious faces, listening to his report of the bat-tle, which, from time to time, he related to them from above. Our informant says that he heard many of these poor Mormon mothers de-clare that they would perish in the streets of Nauvoo, defending it against this mob, if it should drive their husbands in from the field where they are posted.
The number of killed on the part of the An-ti-Mormon force is unknown. At Carthage they only acknowledge to six badly wounded-Capt. Smith, one of the number, mortally. Every preparation was making on both sides for another battle.
All capable of bearing arms in Nauvoo are engaged in the fight. Many of the women and children of the new citizens are in the city, with out the power opportunity to leave; their husbands are in the field battling against an un-reasonable mob, and they are left a prey to the worst of fears.
The report of the first fight was a wildly ex-aggerated rumor, only one Mormon having been wounded in the heel, and several Anties badly frightened—the main bodies of the opposing forces not having ventured within musket-shot range.
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