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The Daily Dispatch: May 21, 1864., [Electronic resource], The War News — Grant Quiet — Another Reverse for Butler on the Southside — the battles in Louisiana, &c. (search)
his movement towards the Teche. I repeat, that the expedition up the Red river was not undertaken in accordance with the desire of Gen. Banks, but, on the contrary, was plunned and executed against his belief in its feasibility or success. From a report that reaches this city, it is learned that the rebels above Alexandria divided the waters of Red river so that the damming process became a failure. The gunboats are presumed to be still above the falls. Cincinnati,May 13.ȄGen. Johnston evacuated Dalton last night. Our forces now occupy the place. No victory for Grant — the shambles of Virginia. It is refreshing to meet with at least one Northern paper which is not afraid to speak plainly and truthfully of affairs in the North. Such a paper is the New York Daily News,a late issue of which has come into our possession. The Washington correspondent of the News says Grant has gained no victory, and that his losses have been frightful, and that he is as far from
The Daily Dispatch: May 21, 1864., [Electronic resource], The War News — Grant Quiet — Another Reverse for Butler on the Southside — the battles in Louisiana, &c. (search)
From North Georgia. Atlanta, May 20. --A press reporter who left Case Station last night brings intelligence of heavy skirmishing near that place, which continued till night. Our loss was comparatively small. Cleburals division held the enemy in check. Report says that fighting Joe Hooker was killed, and his body fell into our hands. Gen. Johnston issued his battle order yesterday, telling the troops that our communication with the rear was now safe, and asking them to imitate their brothers in Virginia and the trans- Mississippi. This was received with the wildest enthusiasm. Our forces are in line just beyond the Etowsh river, with the left resting on the stream. [Second Dispatch.] Atlanta, May 20. --The train arrived this evening brings no additional news nor reports of fighting.
From Gen. Johnston's Army — the fighting commenced. A correspondent of the Augusta Constitutionalist, writing from Dalton, gives that paper some particulars of the fighting which has already taken place between Johnston and Sherman. His firstJohnston and Sherman. His first letter, dated the 8th inst, says: So soon as our cavalry was withdrawn from our immediate front on yesterday Gen. Hood ordered Major Gens. Stewart and Bates to march through Buzzard Gap and occupy all of the spurs that jut out from the main rissing his troops on our left. Scouts report very few, it any, of the enemy on our right. They are endeavoring to force Johnston to change the front. Don't think Thomas will succeed. I have much that I could mention in this connection that would i The day closed with our army holding every position, and I have no doubt of our ability to repel every attack. Gen. Johnston was on the field to-day, and by his presence greatly cheered the troops. The army is enthusiastic and confident