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The Daily Dispatch: July 25, 1864., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
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ears that when Sherman crossed the Chattahoochee he did so with an arrangement of his forces intended for the investment of Atlanta. Our army faced due north.--Gen. Thomas's corps crossed the river above the railroad bridge and in front of Gen. Hood's right, and remained there. McPherson's corps crossed above Thomas and moved around our right to flank it, reaching the Atlanta and Augusta railroad at Stone Mountain Station, thus cutting one communication. Here they were joined by Dodge and Blair's corps, (16th and 17th). Logan's corps is at Decatur, six miles east of Atlanta and nine miles from the force at Stone Mountain. It was apprehended that McPherson's corps, strongly supported, would swing around to their left still further and strike East Point, the junction of the Atlanta and West Point and Macon and Western railroads, which join about ten miles south of Atlanta. It was doubtless while making this movement that Hardee attacked him on the 22d. To cover this movement it
giment and five commissioned officers had been stricken down with heat and sun stroke. By two o'clock the rebel skirmishers were appearing and disappearing, in that snake-in the grass style so becoming to their status, near the residence of Hon Frank Blair. By three o'clock their skirmish line had worked its insidious way within pistol shot of the gunners at the fort, and matters were becoming decidedly interesting, sufficiently so to beguile the President, the Secretary of State and his son,dog between his legs, shearing off his tail, inch by inch, with a pair of scissors. In another the President was represented as a camel kneeling before the French Emperor. Another represented Lincoln as a coachman driving the car of State, with Blair, Bates, Seward and the goddess of liberty as horses approaching a precipice; the people are holding the wheels having cut loose two of the horses; Fremont with an axe cuts the traces of a third; the goddess says: "John, you had better take charge