on him. We copy from the correspondence as follows:
I have been informed that the following was General Hood's plan of operations on the 30th of August, Yankee Howard's grand corps of eighteen thousand, made a forced march of sixteen miles from Fairburn, on the West Point road, to Jonesboro', on the Macon road.
They arrivedon; and it follows that General Hood was deceived by false information from his cavalry and scouts, And they must have been very tardy in conveying information of Howard's march from Fairburn to Jonesboro'. It must have been about night on the 30th when General Hood was informed of Howard's movement upon Jonesboro', and before nigHoward's movement upon Jonesboro', and before night toward was there.
On the night of the 31st, when Hardee informed Hood that our assault upon the enemy at Jonesboro' had failed, he was greatly astonished.
He threw up his hands, it is said, exclaiming, "My God !" He had overestimated the courage of his army; and the mistake had been fatal, He fell into the opposite extrem