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of the New York Tribune, writing from the headquarters of Gen Sherman, announced that before daylight on that Sabbath morning the Confederates. to the great astonishment of the Federal troops in front of them, abandoned their stronghold on Kennesaw Mountain, leaving behind them only their cavalry to cover their retreat. The entire army, we are told by this writer, started immediately in pursuit, and orders were at once given that the cars should proceed to Marietta, "which place," adds t the 21st,) was repulsed with great slaughter. No further attempt at assault appears to have been made until Monday last, on which day, as General Sherman reports to the War Department at Washington, he attacked the enemy's position on Kennesaw Mountain at two separate points, and was repulsed in both instances with a very heavy loss in general field officers, whilst the casualties of the rank and fire are estimated at two thousand five hundred men; or, as Secretary Stanton states it, betw
the enemy with their sabras.--Two of our officers, from the same pit, came in with bayonet wounds, while their clothes were perforated with bullets. A sergeant in Jackson's brigade seized a shell while the fuse was lighted and threw it from the pit in which it had fallen. He was promoted on the field by Gen Jackson to a lieutenancy, but the heroic fellow modestly declined it. Sergeant W J Woliz, company I, 29th Tennessee regiment, Vaughan's brigade, leaped over the breastworks and seized a standard presented by Gen. Buford to the 27th Illinois regiment, and wrested it from its bearer, and brought it triumphantly to camp, for which daring act General Hardee Presented it to the gallant Sergeant. It was inscribed Belmont, Union City, Stone River. The enemy made a desperate attempt to take Kennesaw Mountain, and attacked our works in columns of picked troops, the heroes of Missionary Ridge, but Loring's corps drove them back with a loss estimated at twenty-five hundred.