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reds of deserters from the rebel army began to pour in. They said the struggle was a hopeful one; that there was no chance of remaining, and they were glad to get to the Federal army, and would fight against the old flag no longer. In the afternoon of the day in which the place was taken possession of, Friday, Gen. Sherman sent out cavalry with orders to destroy railways, bridges and culverts, so as to interrupt communications. The troops that left with Johnston were expected to join Bragg. People in the country around were loud in their professions that they had been opposed to "this thing" in the outset, they wanted to have nothing to do with it, only to live quietly; that they had been pushed into it against their will, and they only wished they had Jeff Davis and his coadjutors to deal with; and that they believed that if the soldiers would not pillage and burn quite a warm Union sentiment would be exhibited; all of which may be taken with allowance. Jeff. Davis they acc