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July 15th.--At daylight the men were again in their saddles and on the road.
Passing many large farms, with good fields of corn, wheat, and oats, we reached Talladega (sixteen miles） about ten o'clock. Here we struck a railroad extending from Selma in a northeast direction, originally intended to connect with Rome, Georgia, but only completed to Blue Mountain, a few miles north of Talladega.
The road has no special importance in reference to present military operations.
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After resting a few hours in the heat of the day, the command again moved on at four oclock in the evening.
The direction was nearly south, and gave the rebels the impression that the Coosa bridge was the point aimed at. From Montgomery and Selma papers, afterwards obtained, it was learned that they were convinced that such was the object, and had disposed their forces accordingly, which, no doubt, saved the command considerable annoyance, as our rout was left clear.
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