fall back to Richmond, if not farther, as all his supplies must be transported by the road.
He indicates the places where troops should be stationed, and says from those places, if needed in battle, 10,000 men could be transported in twenty-four hours to either Fredericksburg or Richmond.
Gen. Bragg is hurt, because one of his captains has been given an independent command, without consulting him, to defend Atlanta, in his department.
He says the captain has no merit, and Atlanta and Augusta are in great danger — the newspapers having informed the enemy of the practicability of taking them.
He intimates an inclination to be relieved.
Mr. Plant, President of the Southern Express Company, was allowed to leave the Confederate States to-day by the Assistant Secretary of War, subject to the discretion of Gen. Whiting at Wilmington.
I suppose his fortune is made.
We have warm, fair weather now; but the momentary gloom, hanging like the pall of death over our affa