e at Power's Ferry, two miles below, crossed over, and took a commanding position on the right of the Army of the Ohio.
At the same time there was a general movement
July 9. of Sherman's forces from right to left, and thereby Johnston was compelled to abandon his position on each side of the river.
He drew his entire army to the left bank of the stream, and took position on a new line that covered Atlanta, its left resting or the Chattahoochee, and its right on Peachtree Creek.
On the 10th of July, or sixty-five days from the time he put his army in motion southward, Sherman was master of the country north and west of the river upon which he was resting — of nearly one-half of Georgia-and had accomplished one of the major objects of the campaign, namely, the advancement of the National lines from the Tennessee to the Chattahoochee.
The possession of Atlanta, the key-point of military advantage in the campaign in that region, was to be the next prize for which the contending armi