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t they took all their sick with them. Very few people were found in the place, and most of them were foreigners. Our informant sited the headquarters of Gen. Johnston. He found them safely placed in an excavation, where so shot could strike or shell penetrate. After the place was in Gen. Sherman's hands, hundreds of deserton 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 tuch sickness during the summer months among the troops there. In the fields around were hundreds upon hundreds of graves, made principally since May last. When Johnston left Jackson he took away with him between fifty and sixty pieces of artillery; many of them were old and not very safe to use. At Vicksburg the Federal wor
Mobile to be defended to the last. --The Mobile Advertiser has the following relative to the coming defence of that city: While Gen. Johnston was recently in this city the prophets of evil begun to whisper abroad that he had come to consult with Gen. Maury about the ways and means of evacuating the city. When this was mentioned to Gen. Johnston his grave face relaxed into a smile, and he said "Had that been my purpose I should not have shown my countenance among you. I am here for Gen. Johnston his grave face relaxed into a smile, and he said "Had that been my purpose I should not have shown my countenance among you. I am here for the directly opposite purpose of looking into your defences and preparing to hold your city." Afterwards, when he had visited the works, and minutely examined every position and gun, he remarked to the same gentleman, "You can tell your people that Mobile is the most defensible seaport position in the Confederate States." Mobile is to be defended, then, to the last.