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e while our men were little expecting such an outburst of feeling and animation. From Georgia. Lafayette (the last point from which the enemy hears of General Hood) will be remembered as the point from which General Bragg marched out to fight the battle of Chickamauga, and the scene of General Pillow's cavalry disaster. It is an insignificant little village in Walker county, Georgia, twenty-two miles from Chattanooga, at the extremity of Wills's valley. General Hood can march up this valley and tap the railroad twelve miles from Bridgeport, near the river, and push forward over the route followed by Rosecrans upon the Sebastopol of East Tennessee. Hood has now reached the mountainous and rugged country, defensible by nature; and he is in possession, also, of all the defences, entrenchments and redoubts established by Sherman in his southward march when confronted by General Johnston. He has now possession of Lookout mountain, the best observatory and signal station
es in men thus far have been in our favor. Hood's army has destroyed the railroad for twenty-that station were destroyed. From that point Hood went southward on the road, and was confronted , dated the 18th, says it was reported that General Hood was falling back on Blue mountain. It addsps on Pigeon mountain for the purpose of aiding Hood in moving his army to Bridgeport.--He is now covering Hood's retreat. Sherman is skirmishing with Hood's rear. The results of Hood's movementHood's movements are favorable to our army. It is thought he will not give battle unless too hard pressed by Sherman. Hood's wagons and a brigade, as guard, are at Caneadea. He may possibly give battle at this pory. The New York Herald, commenting on General Hood's movements, says: Our latest advicesonsumed in crossing it with so large an army as Hood boasts of having. Should be advance further no inevitably hemmed in and forced to surrender. Hood will, in all probability, hold control, as he c[9 more...]