orning, (twenty-ninth,) the advance of the Federal army passed through Holly Springs.
No halt was made there, but all day Saturday, and all the fore-part of to-day, regiment after regiment, division close on the heels of division, yesterday General Hamilton's column, and to-day General McPherson's, until the citizens began to think the entire North was emptying itself through their streets.
I entered the town with Gen. Ross's division, or rather in advance of it, with two of the General's st encamped on the eastern hill summits, McArthur's on the south side of the valley.
General Ross's command soon commenced winding its way serpent-like up the hills, and bivouacked on the north side of the basin, so that the three divisions of Gen. Hamilton's column surrounded the valley.
No more picturesque scene could be imagined than that of yesterday evening — the little lakes, deep set like mirrors in the bosom of the hills, the thousands of soldiers filling their canteens, the thousands o