Three miles West of Marietta
June 17, 1864.
The enemy made an attack in three lines of battle yesterday, on our extreme left, near Lost Mountain
, and were received with a terrific volley of artillery and musketry.--They were driven back by our forces, and their dead strewed the ground from which they had been driven.
The fight occurred at 2 P. M., and full accounts are not yet received.
The enemy cannonaded our works in the centre of our lines furiously.
Both lines remain substantially the same as yesterday.
The enemy continue firing.
They attempted to shell our signal corps on Kennessaw Mountain, but could not reach the top of the mountain.
--The enemy has moved a large number of his forces on our left.
Cannonading and musketry are constant, amounting almost to an engagement.
The rain still continues, which renders the roads unfit for military operations.
The indications on our left and centre are that they will be attacked.
Our army is in splendid spirits and ready for the attack.
Deserters came in this morning, drunk.
There were but few casualties yesterday on our side.
Several prisoners were captured this morning.
, June 18.--Rain has been falling heavily and incessantly a greater part of last night and all this morning.