if they must accept the dread alternative, they can make those fastnesses their refuge.
The same course will be pursued, I think it will be found, by Lee in case of a similar necessity being forced upon him.
General Sherman is said to have informed prominent officers, on leaving Fayetteville, that if he reached Goldsboro' without much trouble the game was then up with the rebels. He apprehended after that no particular diffculty; for, with a concentration of his forces with those of Schofield and Terry, nothing could withstand their momentum. At last accounts, General Sherman was at Smithfield — nearly midway on the railroad between Goldsboro' and Raleigh.
The weather is superb, the roads must be in the very best condition, and everything augurs well for the most glorious success of our arms.
The Battles of Averysboro' and Bentonsville.
Speaking of these bloody repulses of the Yankee forces, the Herald says:
It appears that in the engagements at Averysboro', Nor
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