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From the Trans Mississippi. --In the telegram published yesterday announcing the capture of one of Banks's couriers to Franklin, it should have read "Banks says hasten up, I am surrounded by rebel cavalry," and not that "Hasten was surrounded by rebel cavalry." The Mobile papers of Tuesday repeat the intelligence that Banks, with 40,600 men, had attacked the Confederates at a point on the Red river, below Shreveport, La., and had been entirely routed. The Yankee Surgeon General had telegr
sels during this month and the next, while the task of taking Mobile is one which might be undertaken at any time, thought it is unaccountably strange that it was not begun in December instead of May.
As is well known, the columns under General Franklin crossed from New Orleans to Brashear City about the 1st inst., and thence took up the line of march along the Bayon Teche, substantially the same route pursued nearly a year ago, via Opelou Alexandria.
The forces under General A. J. Smith,