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ssion; the Union men in that part of the State are net so, from fear of the influence and power of Gen Lyons, who is ruling the State with a rod of from. Gov. Jackson is expected to return soon, and Southwestern Missouri will be disenthralled in a few weeks. There are certain movements in actual operation or contemplated, that we do not deem it advisable to no ice now; but we feel assured that there will be sharp work there soon.-- Gen. McCulloch has had a severe task and has acted with his accustomed energy. In this he has been ably seconded by his officers, and especially by Quartermaster General Clarke. With volunteers, all eager to fight, but undrilled; with but it the specie and a vast outlay to make, McCulloch has had to work hard. He has overcome these obstacles, and when he once takes the field will keep the enemy busy. Gen Hardee is at his post and will soon commence operations. With such officers and such men as they command, we need have no fears of the result.
hat position when Fort Sumter surrendered in 1861. On the happening of this important event, he resigned from the United States service, returned to Georgia, and was placed next in command to Gen Twiggs. Shortly afterwards he was appointed by President Davis senior Colonel in the regular service of the Confederacy, and placed in command at Fort Morgan, Georgia. He had not occupied this position many months when he was appointed Brigadier, and sent to Arkansas, where he organized the troops in that State. In October, 1861, he marched with the army he had organized to Bowling Green, and earned perennial laurels at Corinth, Shiloh and Farmington, when he was promoted to the rank of Major General. In October, 1861, he fought at Perryville with such distinguished valor that he was made a Lieutenant General. From this brief record of his services as a military man the public will be justified in placing the utmost confidence in the judgment, skill, and military ability of Gen Hardee.
From the Southwest. Dalyon, April 7. --Gen Hardee's sham battle of to-day was witnessed by a large number of ladies, soldiers, and citizens, and was a very agreeable affair. The Yankees also had one in front of Ringgold. Their fire was distinctly heard here. All quiet in front.
m's immediate front, and one thousand five hundred in Cleburne's front. Some estimates go over these figures. Whilst the interment was progressing, the Yankees, with their usual falcons, begun to fortify on the line behind the flag of trace — Gen Hardee promptly informed them that unless it was promptly suspended he would open upon them, which caused them to desist instantly. The flag of truce only covered the ground where the dead lay. Skirmishing progressed as usual to the left, where Strah for this. The firing was very incessant, the flashes from the guns illuminating the night. A correspondent of the Appeal says that the flag of truce asking permission to bury their dead and remove their wounded was sent to the enemy by General Hardee; and that it was agreed to, with the request that the dead and wounded be sent to their lines, the wounded to be accounted for as prisoners of war. The same correspondent says that a large number of Hemy office, better known as sixteen shoote
ion of the Atlanta and West Point and Macon and Western railroads, which join about ten miles south of Atlanta. It was doubtless while making this movement that Hardee attacked him on the 22d. To cover this movement it appears that the enemy made heavy demonstrations on our extreme left against the corps of Lieut. Gen. Stewart of War: The enemy shifted his position on Peach Tree Creek last night, and Gen. Stewart's and Cheatham's corps formed line of battle around the city. Gen. Hardee's corps made a night march, and attacked the enemy's extreme left today. About one o'clock he drove him from his works, capturing sixteen pieces of artillery ae, and then wagoned to Decatur, a distance of about 15 miles, and this interruption of rations in the rear, coupled with the disastrous fighting in the front with Hardee, is likely to cause a change of position in Sherman's whole force — probably to the extent of falling back to the line of the Chattahoochee. Farther than that he
fire from both artillery and infantry which caused them to falter, when the order was given to charge. Among their killed is Gen. McPherson, who was shot through the heart, Brig. Gen. Giles, A Smith, and (the Yankee) Gen. Hood Gen. Gresham lost a leg. Our troops left their breastworks and charged with great gallantry, driving the enemy from two lines of entrenchments and inflicting immense slaughter, capturing a large number of prisoners, and twenty-two pieces of artillery. Gen Hardee, having passed around the enemy's flank, is now in their rear, doing great execution. The fighting still continues. [Second Dispatch.] Atlanta, July 23. --Gen Wheeler, last evening, attacked the enemy's left, in the neighborhood of Decatur, and drove them back, capturing five hundred wagons, with supplies, and a large number of prisoners. He is still pursuing. There was very little fighting after dark yesterday. Two thousand prisoners, including seventy five com