The dispatch further states that "the enemy is not in our immediate front; but his signals are seen at Lost Mountain and Kenesaw." Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War.
Yankee account of Sherman's repulse on the 27th.
The Herald publishes details of Sherman's repulse by Johnston on the 27th ult. The corps which suffered so severely was Hooker's. The writer says:
For this desperate charge the troops now debouching through the thick woods were rapidly forming into line.
Gens Howard and Wood superintended the movement themselves, and while doing so were repeatedly fired on by sharpshooters, severely wounding Capt Stenson, of Gen Howard's staff, and cutting Gen Howard's boot.
Capt Beslow, Gen Wood's Adjutant General, and Capt McElvene, of his staff, had a narrow escape — the latter was struck by a speat ball.
The troops had to move up a steep hill, which was separated by a gentle valley, partly clear, from the stope occupied by the enemy's barricades of longs,