Elmer I've got the same article and yes I think it works. The vast majority of information indicates that Phillips remained in the Chickasaw Nation during his raid. I agree with Ken that mapping the known locations results in a geographical picture that places the Battle of Middle Boggy well north and west of present day Atoka and the Confederate Museum. I think it important to say that does not detract from the Confederate Cemetery, Museum, or historical role the Butterfield trail, Geary's Station and Boggy Depot had during the war.
I hold to the theory the battle was on the Middle Boggy as stated. There is a good portion of it the runs essentially east and west in the Chickasaw Nation and at least 2 well known trails from Fort Edwards cross the Middle Boggy in the Chickasaw Nation. I need to nail down the extent of "the Little Boggy" as well. I hesitate to place the battle at RL Cochran's as I just can't get the mileages to fit very well there. Camp Kagi and Camp Kansas are squishy in location as well in my mind. I've not plotted it yet as I'm waiting on an extension for ArcGis but Colbert's home might be a suitable location for either one. I've also got to make my map bigger so as to reach out as far as Ft. Smith and Fort Gibson and Hillabee. I initially focused on the watershed of the Boggys but that is not going to be big enough. If the OR's are to be believed a number of these units moved long hard and fast when measured on todays maps. Sometimes consistently as much as 55-70 miles in 24 hours which is a long time in the saddle for sure, not to mention hard on a horse.