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The Daily Dispatch: July 25, 1864., [Electronic resource] 5 1 Browse Search
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join about ten miles south of Atlanta. It was doubtless while making this movement that Hardee attacked him on the 22d. To cover this movement it appears that the enemy made heavy demonstrations on our extreme left against the corps of Lieut. Gen. Stewart and Gen. Cheatham, which had been placed in line of battle around Atlanta, but were handsomely repulsed. The following is Gen. Hood's official dispatch, received at the War Department: Headquarters Atlanta, July 23d, 1864. Hon. James A. Seddon, Secretary of War: The enemy shifted his position on Peach Tree Creek last night, and Gen. Stewart's and Cheatham's corps formed line of battle around the city. Gen. Hardee's corps made a night march, and attacked the enemy's extreme left today. About one o'clock he drove him from his works, capturing sixteen pieces of artillery and five stands of colors. Gen. Cheatham attacked the enemy, capturing six pieces of artillery. During the engagement we captured abou
Glorious News from Georgia. Atlanta, July 22, 1864. About two o'clock this afternoon the enemy attacked our left, under Gen Stewart, with great vigor. They were received with a galling fire from both artillery and infantry which caused them to falter, when the order was given to charge. Among their killed is Gen. McPherson, who was shot through the heart, Brig. Gen. Giles, A Smith, and (the Yankee) Gen. Hood Gen. Gresham lost a leg. Our troops left their breastworks and charged with great gallantry, driving the enemy from two lines of entrenchments and inflicting immense slaughter, capturing a large number of prisoners, and twenty-two pieces of artillery. Gen Hardee, having passed around the enemy's flank, is now in their rear, doing great execution. The fighting still continues. [Second Dispatch.] Atlanta, July 23. --Gen Wheeler, last evening, attacked the enemy's left, in the neighborhood of Decatur, and drove them back, capturing five hund