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Wheeler's recent expedition to Charleston, Tenn. The recent expedition of Gen. Wheeler late Tennessee to intercept a train of one hundred and fifty wagons bounGen. Wheeler late Tennessee to intercept a train of one hundred and fifty wagons bound to Burnside's army; proved a failure. The train was successfully gotten across the Hiawassee river and out of Confederate reach, Gen. Wheeler then determined in atGen. Wheeler then determined in attack the Yankee force at Charleston, Tenn. A writer in the Atlanta Appeal, who was with the expeditions says: Accordingly, upon our arrival there, dispositions
range, resulted in but little loss to either side.
The delay on the part of Gen. Wheeler gave the enemy full time for preparation and ample opportunity to recross tr the 1st brigade.
The retreat was conducted by Lieut.--Col. Griffith, both Gens. Wheeler and Kelly being forced, in order to prevent capture, to take a different ro The entire expedition was a failure — complete and perfect in itself.
Why General Wheeler attacked the enemy at Charleston is better known to himself than the write