ly through the middle, and the leaders of the rebellion must now see that their cause is utterly hopeless.
We have broken the enemy's lines from Gettysburg to Cabin Creek this month, and unless some of our military commanders make a series of great blunders, the destruction of all the rebel armies cannot be delayed longer than a t captured or destroyed much Government property, he has kept the enemy in our front well advised of our movements in this section.
Before the recent battle at Cabin Creek, General Cooper's troops seemed to be — as well informed of the movements of our train and escort as we were.
Last year detachments of the Sixth Kansas cavalryI have therefore talked with several of them, to get the particulars of the battle.
General Blunt reached Fort Gibson on the 11th, two days after we met him at Cabin Creek.
He rested the cavalry and artillery that he took down with him for four days, as the Arkansas River was still too full to be fordable.
In the meantime he co