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From Sherman's rear. The Atlanta papers contain some intelligence from the rear of Sherman's army, brought to that city by our scouts. The intelligencer, says: A few days since a detachment of twenty-four men left Johnston's army for the purpose of breaking up a band of thirty desperadoes, composed of tones and Yankee soldiers, who were committing every species of depredation upon the families of Murray county. Mr. McGarrah says that on Monday last a portion of the detachment encoune Federals were shipping off the sick and wounded, and hospitals from that point towards Chattanooga, and all who had affiliated with the Yankees were selling off their personal effects. This, in connection with the burning of factories and mills indicates a movement either forward or rears aid of Sherman's army. The gentleman also states that, had Johnston remained three days longer at Kennesaw Mountain, Sherman would have retreated. The Federals admit that they have lost five to our one.
y. Laurel and Point Branch bridges on the Washington and Baltimore railroad were burnt by the rebels on Tuesday, and the railroad, cut in five different places. The Chronicle says it will take some time to repair the road. Sumner, of Mass, was on board the train with Gen. Franklin, but not being recognized escaped capture. The Chronicle says the crack of the rebel rifles are heard in the very environs of Washington. A letter from Nashville, dated July 7th, says the final and decisive battle for the possession of Atlanta must shortly ensue in the vicinity of that city, and adds should Johnston stand, Sherman will probably cease flanking and deliver battle. Owing to the interruption of the telegrapic communication the Chronicle has no dispatches north of Baltimore. Generals Ed Johnson, G. H. Stuart, Frank Gardner, J. J. Archer, and Jeff. Thompson, have been placed under the rebel fire in forts near Charleston. The Florida has captured five more vessels.
Why Gen. Johnston does not fight. --I have noticed amongst the various correspondents of the erplexity in accounting for the failure of Gen. Johnston to give battle at Cass Station after his fstitutionalist, positively asserting that General Johnston had received imperative orders from the We retreat of the army from Cass Station after Johnston's battle order had been read to his troops, we part of his corps commanders to comply with Johnston's plan of battle. Gen. Johnston having dGen. Johnston having determined upon his line of battle, notified his troops that he was now ready and about to lead themall of the tried and trusted chieftain. Joe. Johnston had deliberately chosen his time and his posi— when a staff officer, charging up to one of Johnston's distinguished Lieutenant Generals, made the column of the enemy gained the position, and Johnston's plan was thus frustrated. There was no alton. To have rushed madly into the former, Gen. Johnston is a man of too much deliberation and even