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The fighting in Georgia. The latest newspaper accounts from Georgia (the mails having been much interrupted by the raids) bring us accounts of the fighting of the 22d ultimo, but no later. It will be recollected that the enemy assaulted our works and General Hood repulsed and charged them in turn. "Personne," the correspondent of the Savannah Republican, writing on the 23d, says: It is yet too early to send you a reliable estimate of either our losses or those of the enemy in the battle of yesterday. I can only state, on the authority of one of the corps medical directors, that a hasty reckoning of the causalities shows less than 4,000, and probably not many more than 3,000, killed, wounded and missing on our side. On the part of the Federal, 2,000 prisoners are reported on our books, to begin with; while all accounts from officers and men engaged concur in revealing a great destruction of life and limb. On certain portions of Hardee's front they made a most despera