Activity of the rebel cavalry.
--Under this caption a Washington correspondent of the Missouri Republican
, pays the following compliment to our cavalry on the Rappahannock
While our troops are compelled to succumb to the potency of the sacred soil mixed with water, the rebels appear to mind the mud no more than so many mud turtles.
They appear to have no difficulty in navigating roads, and display a celerity of movement that is astonishing.
Their cavalry is here, there and everywhere along our lines watching outside in the day and prowling inside at night, dashing at our commissary trains, and tricking and trapping our pickets, gobbling up our outposts, stealing our horses, kidnapping our contrabands, capturing our officers, and even snaking off our Brigadier Generals
, and playing a smashing business generally in their peculiar line.