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Chapter 7: Reply to General Johnston New Hope Church Kennesaw Mountain retreat across the Chattahoochee Johnston relieved from command. General Johnston, touching the operations of his Army near New Hope Church says : Johnston's Narrative, pages 328, 329, 330. We found, next morning, that the Federal l
one word which would convey a suspicion of General Johnston's contemplated retreat to Macon.
Shortly after this occurrence, the Army occupied the line at Kennesaw Mountain, the last stronghold of the many sharp ridges passed over during our retreat.
It was to the left of this point, on Pine Mountain, that we lost the brave and magnanimous Polk, and with him much of the history of this remarkable campaign.
The Confederate Army had remained on the defensive about thirty days at Kennesaw Mountain, when Sherman resorted to a ruse he had learned from experience would prove effective: he sent a few troops to make a rumbling sound in our rear, and we folded