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doubtless, been visited by the enemy. If, however, there were any troops there, the Yankees were apt to fight shy of it and confine their operations to the railroad. The battle of Franklin. General Hood's official report of the battle of Franklin has, at last, been received. It will be seen that our reported extraordinary loss of general officers is but too true. The following is General Hood's dispatch: "Headquarters Army of Tennessee. Six Miles from Nashville, Nashville, Dec. 8, Via. Mobile, 9th. "Hon. J. A. Seddon: "About 4 o'clock P. M., November 30, we attacked the enemy at Franklin and drove them from their centre lines of temporary works into the inner lines, which they evacuated during the night, leaving their dead, and wounded in our possession, and retired to Nashville, closely pursued by our cavalry. "We captured several stands of colors and about one thousand prisoners. "Our troops fought with great gallantry. "We have to lament the l