not looked for just yet. Wheeter's operations in the rear and the stunning repulse of Wednesday night will have a tendency to make the enemy more and less careless about coming up to the mark.
During Wednesday evening's fight, while Gen Joppa Johnston and Gen Hood were standing near each other in conversation, a shall burst near the group which, a prominent officer present assures us, came near killing both.
We could not well afford to lose another Johnston in that way at such a moment asJohnston in that way at such a moment as the present.
The Atlanta Appeal, commenting on Sherman's present position says:
It Sherman shall ever succeed in making his way back to the Ohio without the rout and annihilation of his army, it will prove an anomaly in warfare.
In the move he is now making he as no doubt been emboldened by his successful advance to, and retreat from Meridian, and is acting upon the impression that a compact body of one hundred thousand men can march and counter march as it pleases through the Confe