ntoons and crossed Peach Tree creek — as I would have done when Sherman was at the distance of Jonesboroa, but from which I was hindered by the presence of the prisoners at Andersonville.
By refere Atlanta.
How long, I venture to inquire, is it probable that Sherman, after the capture of Jonesboroa, would have tarried before occupying the identical position I have designated?
The extraordinary haste I made to evacuate Atlanta, after the Federals gained possession of Jonesboroa, on the Macon road, fifteen miles below the line from Camp creek to and along South river and Shoal creek, is pommencing May 7th, 1864, at Dalton, Georgia, and ending after the engagement with the enemy at Jonesboroa and the evacuation of Atlanta, furnished for the information of General J. E. Johnston.
Around Atlanta, July 4th to July 31st, 1864 1,341 7,500 8,841
Atlanta and Jonesboroa, Aug. 1st to Sept. 1st, 1864 482 3,223 3,705
1,823 10,723 12,546
I certify that th