y were on a hill, and the enemy were in a valley where their batteries were completely commanded by ours.
The army abandoned the ground before daybreak and crossed the Etowah after noon, and encamped near the railroad.
Wheeler's cavalry was placed in observation above, and Jackson's below our main body.
No movement of the enemy was discovered until the 22d, when General Jackson reported their army moving toward Stilesboro‘, as if to cross the Etowah near that place; they crossed on the 23d.
On the 24th Hardee's and Polk's corps encamped on the road from Stilesboro' to Atlanta, south-east of Dallas, and Hood's four miles from New Hope Church, on the road from Allatoona.
On the 25th the Federal army was a little east of Dallas, and Hood's corps was placed with its center at New Hope Church, Polk's on his left, and Hardee's prolonging the line to the Atlanta road, which was held by its left.
A little before 6 o'clock in the afternoon Stewart's division in front of New Hope Chur