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d nucleus for a wreath of laurel. Such is the intelligence from Atlanta, official and unofficial. It appears that when Sherman crossed the Chattahoochee he did so with an arrangement of his forces intended for the investment of Atlanta. Our army th and Gist mentioned by Gen. Hood. Had the enemy captured East Point that would have completely invested the city, and Sherman could have commenced his siege. The brilliant movement of Wheeler, who is now, it appears, operation on the enemy, 'instead of covering our retreats, if correctly reported, is very damaging to Sherman's army. The supplies for the Yankees are brought across the Chattahoochee, and then wagoned to Decatur, a distance of about 15 miles, and this interruption of ras in the rear, coupled with the disastrous fighting in the front with Hardee, is likely to cause a change of position in Sherman's whole force — probably to the extent of falling back to the line of the Chattahoochee. Farther than that he cannot go
destroyed a third of the enemy's army, but he has gotten in the strategical rear of Richmond, from which he can operate against it with the greatest possible incivility. Already, by his great cavalry operations, he has nearly isolated Richmond from the rest of the rebel Confederacy, and every day of every week will see him vigorously pushing on this work, from which we anticipate the greatest results. The aspect of affairs in Georgia is all that reasonable men could possibly hope for. Sherman, in his great advance, has met with no disaster, excepting the momentary repulse at Kenesaw Mountain last week, which has already been more than relieved by the capture of Marietta. --His army is intact, his lines of communication intact, he has forced the enemy from all their strong positions in the mountainous territory, and he has at last got them to a point to remain at which is destruction, to retreat from which is ruin. Miscellaneous Fifteen car loads of Mormons passed throug
oners, twenty-five guns, seven standards! Why, this is a great victory, such as has established the reputation of many a General, and gained more than one his batonde Marchal. It is most auspicious, especially at this moment, in every aspect in which it is possible to view it; but it is especially so, in so far as it seems to open the way to ulterior operations, and to be the first of a long series of battles, which, if they turn out as we hope they will, will result in the annihilation of Sherman's army. So far as it is from its base, it must be exposed to great difficulties in retreating, and from the character of our Commanding General, we are convinced he will leave nothing untried which may add to those difficulties. What effect it will have upon the Northern nominations remains to be seen; but we think we may safely say that the skies begin to brighten in the direction of Atlanta. As for Grant's troops which have crossed to the North side, we feel no uneasiness about the