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meet at Atlanta — the Chattanooga, Augusta, West Point and Macon railways.
General Hood relies on the Macon road.
General Sherman is dependent on a single line.
T farther south.
It will be observed, Sherman's army is on the left flank of General Hood, facing east.
His line stretches from Atlanta to (and probably beyond) Eastwithdrawn his army from the east and north of Atlanta and thrown it southwest of Hood's. Nay, he has abandoned the line of the Chattanooga road from Atlanta to the Chtainty that renders an error almost impossible; and the time is at hand when General Hood will be called upon to demonstrate all the soldierly qualities of a great coed by some, and it may be the case.
There is, therefore, a probability that General Hood may need more men. At all events, the contingency should be provided for at to them forever.
They are needed now, and urgently.
It will not do for General Hood to uncover Atlanta by withdrawing all his forces from the long line around t