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rmy was between Jonesboro' and Rough and Ready, not over twelve miles from right to left. I believe this was his position; and it follows that General Hood was deceived by false information from his cavalry and scouts, And they must have been very tardy in conveying information of Howard's march from Fairburn to Jonesboro'. It must have been about night on the 30th when General Hood was informed of Howard's movement upon Jonesboro', and before night toward was there. On the night of the 31st, when Hardee informed Hood that our assault upon the enemy at Jonesboro' had failed, he was greatly astonished. He threw up his hands, it is said, exclaiming, "My God !" He had overestimated the courage of his army; and the mistake had been fatal, He fell into the opposite extreme of distrust, and ordered the evacuation of Atlanta, which he had not, until then, contemplated. He still had the Augusta railroad, which the enemy could not reach, and which would have enabled him to hold Atlanta.