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The Sabbath passed without the anticipated engagement occurring. There has been little more than skinnishing along the line during two days past, and no results have occurred which affect materially either side. From a courtier from Gen Johnston's quarters we learn that the Yankees are entrenching south and east of Peavine and Pumpkinvine creeks. Our forces maintain their positions on the commanding eminences to the north of Altoona, and are entrenched on the crests of the hills to to and from their own entrenchments. The last was a battlefield report. We think it doubtful, because it is to our interest during a night assault to keep our line of battle infect, and let the enemy waste his strength in futile efforts. Gen Johnston has been expecting a night attack for several nights past, and was well prepared for the onset. Our men were well entrenched for advantageously meeting the assault. We cannot learn the loss on either side, but the most reasonable report
allas was evacuated yesterday by the enemy, who left our wounded prisoners behind. The movement seems to have been made hastily. [Second Dispatch.] Atlanta, June 2. --The movement of the Yankee army towards the Etowah river is generally accepted here as a relinquishment of the on to Atlanta movement. The Yankee loss since the commencement of the advance from Chattanooga is estimated in well informed circles at 30,000 killed and wounded, and 15,000 sick, missing, and prisoners. Persons from behind their lines report that no trains have been at Kingston for several days; that the forage is all eaten out, and the country ravaged of every particle of food. Gen G W Smith has been unanimously elected Major General in command of the Georgia reserve troops. Gen Brown is engaged here in preparing the State troops for active service. Gen Lovell has tendered his services to Gen Johnston, and has been here on important service. He has left again for the front.
this. When the Yankees occupied those same lines from which we have just repulsed them with such terrible slaughter, we drove them from them. At that time they were much stronger than they are now. This fact alone would be sufficient to show which are the best troops.--Devoutly thankful should the whole Confederate States be to that Providence which has watched over us in this great crisis, and under Him to that brave army, and that great General, who have turned our day of trial into one of joy. Especially ought we to hold the latter dear, for the skill which has continued to accomplish such a mighty enterprise with so little loss. Nor is this all the good news with which our columns are laden this morning. Gen. Johnston has vindicated his high reputation. He has turned Sherman from his course, and has already weakened his army by nearly half. Let criticism hereafter be silent with regard to the plans of that great officer, or at least wait until they have been developed.