They struck the road near Lovejoy's, and tore up the track about a mile and a half at intervals extending over five miles; burned the depot, and carried off four miles of telegraph wire.
Before the arrival of their tools for the more effectual destruction of the road, our cavalry, under General Jackson, attacked and drove them off, killing eleven and wounding sixteen.
The raiders fled towards Atlanta.
The road is being repaired.
A small body of raiders is reported at Jackson, Butts county, this morning, making in the direction of the railroad.
Our forces are after them.
[second Dispatch.] Macon, July 30.
--The raiders on the Macon and Western railroad were attacked and driven by our cavalry yesterday.
They destroyed about four miles of the road and telegraph.
The injury done is not material.
Macon, August 1-- 6 P. M.--Our cavalry, under General Iverson, attacked the enemy yesterday near Clinton.
The Yankees, commanded by General Stoneman, were ro