General Forrest's entire loss in this affair was only ten men wounded.
At last accounts his batteries still commanded the town, which, after he disposed of the six gunboats that he mentions as approaching, he either destroyed or captured.
From General Hood's army.
From our Southern accounts, the report is confirmed that Sherman has returned to Atlanta with four corps, having been unable to catch Hood.
He has in Tennessee, however, a force of about 40,000 men, under Thomas.
We may now expect an early advance by Sherman on Augusta or Macon, with a view of forcing Hood to return to Georgia.
Hood did not take Decatur, as has been so positively stated, but marched around it and crossed the Tennessee near Tuscumbia.
His new base of operations is near Tullahoma.
This is a little town on the Nashville and Chattanooga railroad, about seventy miles from Nashville and a little more than seventy from Chattanooga.
Tullahoma is in the edge of Coffee county, and co