Chattanooga — all this if he pleases.
But there is an ominous drift towards Resacca.
The price of his looking at Chattanooga would be Atlanta and liberty.
Sherman, at last, has indicated the point where he intends to thrust, and if Dalton is not in our possession by the day after to-morrow morning, there are no warnings in history for rebel general-ship.
The strength of Johnston's army is estimated by the best judges with whom I have conversed to be about fifty thousand, exclusive of Georgia militia, of whom probably fifteen thousand are bearing arms, and distributed at Rome and Resacca.
Their journals estimate the strength of our army at sixty thousand.
They will be astonished after they annihilate that number of Sherman's Yankees to find their work signally incomplete.
General Sherman has been constantly in the saddle, and has displayed himself in front of Buzzard Roost, directing operations at points where the rebels could hardly fail to identify him. In company with Ge