--The enemy opened fire upon the city with six batteries at eight o'clock last night, their batteries being stationed on the Marietta
, Peachtree and Williams's Mills roads, and in front of the Medical College and Rolling Mills.
The fire was very heavy, and continued till 4 o'clock A. M. About midnight a shell entered the frame storehouse of Briggins & Co., Marietta street, setting fire to some loose cotton.
The flames spread rapidly, and the building was soon in flames.
The fire-bell was rung, and engine No. 3 replied promptly.
The enemy immediately concentrated their fire on that point.
The firemen nobly stood their ground, and, despite the rain of shell, succeeded in saving the large warehouse of Kegle & Co.; other buildings on the square were consumed.
Noe a citizen was injured, the woman and children having sought safety in the bomb-proofs.
There is but little shelling along the entire line to-day, and no movement of the enemy is reported.
--At a late hour yesterday evening the enemy attempted to drive in our pickets on the centre.
After a sharp skirmish they ware repulsed.
There was a desultory firing along the lines throughout the night and to-day.
Not a few shells thrown into the city had scriptural quotations in Hebrew pasted on them.
A body of the enemy's cavalry dashed into Decatur
this evening, and moved in the direction of Cobb's mill
A small force of infantry is reported at Decatur
Their actions indicate another movement on our right.
Lively skirmishing is going on on our centre this evening.
Everything looks brighter and more hopeful than at any time since the siege.