ary of the facts in the following letter addressed to Senator Johnston:
Letter from General Maury. office of the Southern Historical Society, November, 1882. Senator John W. Johnston, of Virginia .
Dear Sir,—At your request I forward to you the fight.
I am, Captain, very truly, your friend, John W. Johnston, Major Johnston's Battalion Artillery. W. A. RussellMajor Johnston's Battalion Artillery. W. A. Russell, Assistant Adjutant.
The further retreat.
After skirmishing for a while at Adairsville, the army being drawn up in l on a range of hills south of the Oothcaloga Valley, General Johnston, at dusk on the 16th, fell back to Cassville, where he remained till the 19th.
An order from General Johnston was that day read to the troops, to the effect that the army wouldas at that time a mystery, but in his official report General Johnston has stated the cause.
General Hood had said that he an attack was made by the enemy, which was repulsed.
General Johnston had been superseded by General Hood on the 14th of Ju