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n front of Petersburg yesterday. A little shelling from battery No. 5, the "bungs" striking near the planing mill, in Blanford, and doing no injury, has been the only occurrence worthy of note in the last forty-eight hours. The Situation in Georgia. The position of affairs near Atlanta remains unchanged. Skirmishing has been progressing daily, and it was in one of these a few days since that we lost Brig. Gen. Stevens, of Walker's division. Gen. Cheatham has taken command of Gen. Hood's corps. The recent cavalry raid was undertaken for the purpose of destroying the railroad between Atlanta and West Point, and which runs from West Point to Augusta. They struck it on Friday last at Conyer's depot, about 31 miles from Atlanta, and again at Covington, the station below. The whole force numbered about three brigades. The fact that they have been driven from the road by our cavalry has already been announced. Early's late victory. It is stated that Gen. Early'
session of the city, but the campaign is considered substantially closed." A correspondent of the Cincinnati Commercial puts down the official report of the loss in the four divisions of Hooker's corps at 1,713. Gresham, commanding one division, was wounded. The Washington correspondent of the New York Tribune telegraphs that paper the following about McPherson's defeat and death: The Government has received dispatches from General Sherman, announcing that on Friday the Rebels, under Gen Hood, massed a heavy force against his left wing, consisting of McPherson's grand division, composed of Logan's and Blair's corps, and made a desperate attack, gaining a temporary advantage. The enemy did terrific fighting, in which a number of charges were made on both sides, but were repulsed with much slaughter and driven into their fortifications. Major General McPherson, during the battle, became separated from his staff, and was killed by sharpshooters firing from an ambuscade. The