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st a possibility that the whole available strength of the enemy at present in Virginia may be thrown into Georgia and East Tennessee, Gen. Sherman will be cautious in going southward from that line which intersects Jackson, Meridian, Selma, and Montgomery. It seems plain that Gen. Sherman's troops in the field should, after securing Jackson, proceed due east to Meridian, the junction of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad with the Southern Mississippi. From Vicksburg to Meridian the distance is , &c., at hand to make it available for transportation. By the time the road is opened events will probably have so shaped themselves as to determine the now doubtful question whether Sherman should go on down to Mobile or proceed to Selma and Montgomery in order to co-operate with Gen. Thomas in a flank movement with Atlanta in view. Our own belief, which may go for what it is worth, is that with the indirect assistance of Gen. Sherman in occupying the attention of the rebels in Mississippi,