Today's paper, Cincinnati Gazette, says that 800 secessionists were surrounded by a body of United States soldiers in St. Louis and given fifteen minutes to decide whether they would fight or surrender. The concluded wisely to do the latter and were disarmed and marched prisoners of war to the arsenal. Quite a number of arms lately sent them from the south were taken. The mob assailed the soldiers who in turn fired on them. The government also captured the Winan steam gun, which was being transported from Baltimore to Harpers Ferry, which place is still in the hands of secessionists. Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Bailey called.
|Rufus Dawes, 1861|
- Rufus R. Dawes, a nephew of Julia Cutler, and a brother to Lucy, Kate, Jennie and Ephraim Dawes, was in Wisconsin working for his father when Lincoln's call for volunteers went out. He recruited volunteers and his Lemonweir Minute Men (named after a peaceful river in a familiar valley in Wisconsin) became part of the Sixth Wisconsin Volunteers, later part of the Iron Brigade with the Army of the Potomac. Union companies of volunteers choose their own names and elected their own captains. The Zouave drill refers to one of several companies that adopted the name and uniform of well-respected North African inspired fighting units.