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The Daily Dispatch: September 10, 1863., [Electronic resource], The
45th Virginia. (search)
From Tennessee. Atlanta, Sept. 8. --The report from East Tennessee to-day is that Andy Johnston is in Knoxville, under the renegade Sam Carter. They declare that every citizen who sympathizes with Tennessee and every loyal citizen shall be indemnified for all losses from the property of the rebels. All the cattle, including the milch cows, are driven into the Yankee camps, and every act of vandalism is committed against the farmers to deprive the country of the power of providing food. In consequence of this policy several companies have been formed of men who have been driven from their desolated homes, and they have crossed Tennessee to join our army. Our cavalry fronts the enemy near Athens, and skirmishes are frequent. Nothing of interest from Chattanooga to-day.
[Communicated.]Johnston and Hood — facts. Hardee was not overslaughed by the appointment of Ho
no more to do with the retreat or removal of Johnston than the man in the moon.
He is Johnston's fJohnston's friend, though it is known that he wished Johnston to fight, and not retreat.
It is believed thaJohnston to fight, and not retreat.
It is believed that Longstreet would have been appointed Johnston's successor but for his wound, from the neuralgic efJohnston's successor but for his wound, from the neuralgic effects of which he is still suffering.
In conclusion, the President was reduced to the alternative of retaining Johnston and losing Atlanta, or losing Johnston and the possibility of saving AtlantJohnston and the possibility of saving Atlanta.
He could not but be satisfied that Johnston had already made up his mind to abandon the place asJohnston had already made up his mind to abandon the place as untenable.
If he did not fight Sherman at the Chattahoochee, would he have done so in the open cou e wrong shoulders.
And especially do not say Johnston could not but retire because Forrest was not sary to fight him. Forrest has been assisting Johnston in Mississippi.
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