ng itself across the range of hills of the same name, where it was expected we would meet so stout an opposition.
The railroad has been brought along at the same time.
Thus we have accomplished the third great step in the march to Atlanta — Buzzard Roost, Resaca, and Allatoona.
There remains only the fourth--Chattahoochee River.
By calculating the time it has consumed to accomplish the preceding three, the reader may make for himself an estimate of the time it will take to put us in Atlanta Creek Gap on the eighth, completely surprising a brigade of cavalry which was coming to watch and hold it, and on the ninth General Schofield pushed down close on Dalton, from the north, while General Thomas renewed his demonstration against Buzzard Roost and Rocky-Face Ridge, pushing it almost to a battle.
One division, General Newton's, of the Fourth corps, General Howard's, carried the ridge, and turning south toward Dalton, found the crest too narrow and too well protected by rock epaulme