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within a mile or two of the town, while some seventy of the band were sent into the town, under an officer, with orders to burn the house of Governor Brown, the public buildings, and the houses of all who have been prominent Southern men. General Cobb had issued an order calling upon all the citizens of Macon to come out and take their places in the trenches. The Intelligencer of the 18th says: A gentleman who left Forsyth, ten miles from Macon, yesterday at three o'clock, informs usern and Atlantic railroad; and that he is also devastating the country as he advances, laying waste and burning everything. Another paper says: We have the best authority for stating that Governor Brown has received dispatches from Generals Cobb and Wheeler, stating that Sherman had burned Rome and Marietta, destroying the railroad behind him, and, with five army corps, was marching towards Macon. Wheeler's cavalry, at last accounts, had been driven in at Jonesboro' and the place oc