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ilitary authorities here say that, if the report is correct, General Thomas must be preparing to receive the large-re-enforcements now on their way to him before giving battle to Hood, and that he has fallen back for no other purpose. [Franklin, Tennessee, to which General Thomas is reported to have retreated, is situated twenty miles south of Nashville, on the Tennessee and Alabama railroad. Like Columbia and Pulaski, both of which have doubtless been abandoned by the Yankee troops, Franklin is important as an outpost of the great fortified camp at Nashville. Thomas will not be likely to abandon Nashville unless defeated by Hood, though the New York Herald thinks it is more than probable that he may evacuate Franklin.] From about Richmond. A correspondent of the New York Herald, writing from in front of Richmond, says: There is nothing occurring to disturb the quiet of the armies before Richmond and Petersburg, save the continued picket and battery firing along