e of these were so distant and isolated, and the traveling so difficult at that season of the year, that it was several weeks before the order reached them.
One of these is Fort Arbuckle, in Franklin County, situated west
Fort Arbuckle. from Arkansas, on the False Wachita River.
It protects the northern frontiers of the State from the forays of the wild Comanches.
At the time we are considering, it was garrisoned by detachments from the First Cavalry and one company of the First Infantry R arguments would be heard — that he and his officers were prisoners, and, if they were not quiet, physical force would be used to compel them to keep silence.
One of the most insolent of these representatives of authority was a Major Maclin, of Arkansas, who until a short time before had held the office of paymaster in the Regular Army.
At this time, seven companies of the Eighth Regiment, three hundred and thirty-six strong, under Colonel Reese, were making their way from the interior, slow