The position in Georgia.
The latest Georgia
papers contain some news about the two armies in Georgia
, from which we condense the following:
Our army occupies a new position.
The front rests on and across the West Point
road at Palmetto
, and the left down the Chattahoochee
, near Campbellton
Some letter writers think General Hood
intends to move towards Blue mountain
, so as to threaten Sherman
's rear and compel him to give up Atlanta
or force him to attack us in our fortifications.
does not keep Sherman
occupied it is very evident that the latter will occupy his time in making raids.
The flag-of-truce armistice is to be extended five days longer.
About twenty-five hundred refugees have come South and three thousand have gone North.
Some of the citizens have determined to remain in Atlanta
until forced out by the bayonet.
Nearly all the young men left in Atlanta
have chosen to go North or have gone to work in Yankee shops.
All those who have elected to go North, who have been in the Confederate
service, are to be sent there as prisoners of war.
The only parties who have gained consent to remain in Atlanta
, who have heretofore been residents, are two men, named Markham
, the latter a brother of the Yankee
A large number of negroes left Atlanta
with the exiles.
The negroes who accompanied the Yankee
army committed all manner of outrages upon their colored brethren in Atlanta
Some of the Yankee
officers informed Mayor Calhoun
that they would be glad if every negro went South.
The Yankee soldiery are pulling down all the houses in the suburbs, using the materials for camp huts or fuel.
A large number of Yankee recruiting agents are in Atlanta
They offer one hundred and fifty dollars in greenbacks for negro recruits.
The Yankee army around Atlanta
appears to be divided in regard to McClellan
is said to be in favor of McClellan
is not yet occupied by the Yankees
"although it is pretty well evacuated by us.
No deserter is allowed to remain in that section of country occupied by Sherman
, but is immediately sent North
The large number who have left Hood
's army have been rightly served.
This fact should be widely circulated in Hood
was very much startled by Hood
's new move.
A letter from Lovejoy
A lady exile from Atlanta
, who came through yesterday, states that Sherman
was completely taken aback when the news reached him, and declared that if Hood
forced him out of Atlanta
he would leave the city in ashes.
Another letter adds:
News from Atlanta
would seem to indicate that McClellan
was gaining ground in the army.
At some impromptu elections held in the various corps the votes are said to have been very nearly equal.--Fremont
's name is never mentioned.
, who is a favorite with the Army of the Cumberland, is strongly in favor of McClellan
The cause assigned for the increasing popularity of McClellan
is that they believe if he is elected peace will be made at once.
is elected they have no hopes for peace.
Several hundred of our exchanged prisoners, belonging mostly to Lewis
's Arkansas brigades, have passed down the road.--Some of them came direct through from Nashville
, and say that Wheeler
did but little permanent injury to the road.
They state that the Southern
ladies in Nashville
were very kind to them, but that they were closely watched by the Yankee
The Chattanooga Rebel,
which was being published quite successfully at Griffin
, has been obliged to pack up and enter a box-car once more.
has succeeded in getting most of, the State
cotton away from Griffin
It amounted to about forty thousand bales when Atlanta
Then about four thousand still left there up to-day yesterday.
The being depopulated rapidly, each train of away hundreds.
The hospitals have been to Albany, Georgia
What do you think of the position of Augusta