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The Daily Dispatch: September 13, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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on captured two flags. On the morning of the 1st September, the Fourteenth corps marched along the Macon road, destroying the track for several miles. In the afternoon they assaulted the rebel entrenchments, and after a desperate conflict, lasting for two hours, drove the enemy out, taking two batteries (including the celebrated Loomis's Battery, taken from us at Chickamauga,) and some battle-flags, General Govan and an Arkansas brigade. Early in the night Lee's corps moved away to Tom Stewart's corps, left in Atlanta, the command devolving on Hardee, who retired along the Macon road. Hood, finding the situation desperate in Atlanta, also retreated on the 1st, burning nearly a thousand bales of cotton and eighty-six wagons laden with ammunition. At the break of day on the 2d our army followed in hot pursuit. The object was to get between Hood and Hardee, and cut off one of them. The details of the occupation of Atlanta by General Sherman are given, including a n