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[323] country will in time emerge from this war purified by the fires of war, and worthy its great founder, Washington.

W. T. Sherman, Major-General, Commanding.


The despatch from General Grant.

City Point, Va., September 4,--9 P. M.
Major-General Sherman:.
I have just received your despatch anouncing the capture of Atlanta. In honor of your great victory, I have just ordered a salute to be fired with shotted guns from every battery bearing upon the enemy. The salute will be fired within an hour, amidst great rejoicing.

U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General
All the corps, regiments and batteries composing the army may, without further orders, inscribe Atlanta on their colors. By order of


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