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e bird flutter in the dust. The scream of shells and screech of minnie balls afford one the not very pleasing discrimination between the two modes of coming by his death. I prefer the "half shell" in a restaurant myself, and for your minutes, the only one I ever did fancy was a little woman by that name, who dwells where the "blue grass" grows, and the rich fields of Lexington sweep outward to the Ohio! The demonstrations of the enemy upon our flank and rear are as yet undeveloped. McPherson and Hooker seem to be the presiding spirits over these efforts to drive us from our great network of natural fortification. They are energetic and daring, but Geo Johnston, besides having a long head, has a wondrously confident and reliable army. At this moment I could not tell you precisely the status of the rear, for I am in from a different latitude, where no thought is taken of anything but the enemy in front; but feel certain that General Johnston is advised of all that transpires,
From North Georgia. Atlanta, May 21. --By the train from the front this evening, we learn that a column of the enemy crossed the Etowah river, 8 miles above the railroad bridge, yesterday, marching on Marietta, and McPherson, with 15,000, crossed the night before, 12 miles below Etowah Station, to flank our left.--These movements have made a change of position necessary to our army in order to preserve its communication, and the lines have slowly fallen back along the line of the railroad. Etowah bridge was burnt last night. The advance of the enemy in force is become more slow as he recedes from his base. Several days may elapse before a general engagement can occur. There has been no skirmishing during the past two days. Portions of the relief committee, that were in the rear, have returned to Atlanta.