houses, and everything liable to be transferred to rebel use which would not burn was to be blown up, including the railroad buildings and other railway accompaniments in the centre of the city.
The Army of the Tennessee was then to resume its march, and will, no doubt, make a junction with the advance in a few days.
While this work of destruction was being performed, a detachment of men operated in like manner toward Chattanooga, and will, no doubt, burn the bridge over the Costanaula, at Resaca, and fall back and fortify near the junction of the Knoxville branch, south of Dalton.
I do not know the entire programme to be carried out by General Sherman, neither do I know positively his destination.
The latter may depend somewhat on circumstances.--After touching at Macon, I think he will go northeast.
Andersonville is only a short distance south of Macon; but, if the rebels succeed in removing our prisoners from that point, as they probably will, a visit in that direction would be
They have not a very good supply of provisions at the post, but a considerable amount of stores; and the general prevailing opinion is that they will not evacuate the place unless forced.
All the able-bodied men in that section are thoroughly organized, and rendering most efficient service.
There are at least two thousand men, organized, between Etowah and Chattanooga, who force the Yanks to "remain in doors."
Our informant reports that the road between Altoona and Resaca is in better condition than it has been since the commencement of the war — it having been relaid with new iron, which the enemy failed to destroy on their retreat.
There are also several depots still on the road uninjured north of the Etowah.
The citizens from the counties around Dalton are fast returning to their homes, and are sowing large crops of wheat, and also preparing to plant regular crops.
The people in the immediate vicinity of the town are suffering untold miseries, as a m
footmen, under an excellent pilot, took to mountain paths, and reached our lines on Saturday.
Messrs. Richardson and Brown were captured while floating on hay bales in the Mississippi river, opposite Vicksburg, on the night of May 3, 1863, after their boat had been exploded and burned by the rebel batteries, and half the persons on the expedition killed or wounded.--They have since been continued in seven different rebel prisons.
Mr. Davis was taken while with Sherman's army, near Resaca, Georgia, May 18, 1863.
From North Carolina.
It is said, by the New York Herald, that the rebels have a new and very formidable ram nearly completed on the Roanoke river, in North Carolina, which they design to shortly move down that stream simultaneously with the descent of the Neuse river by the one which they have at Kinston, and it is probably intended that while the latter makes an attack on the Union forces at Newbern the former shall attempt to regain possession of Plymouth.
towah to recruit its horses, was ordered with it to observe the Gostanaula from Resaca to Rome; and Brigadier-General Kelly was ordered with his command from the neighborhood of Resaca to report to Major-General Wheeler.
The effective artillery and infantry of the Army of Tennessee, after the arrival of Mercer's brigade, amounced troops to Mill Creek gap.
On the same day Brigadier-General Canty reached Resaca with his brigade, and was halted there.
On the 8th, at 4 P. M., a divisionhe 11th, Brigadier-General Canty reported that the enemy were again approaching Resaca.
Lieutenant-General Polk arrived there in the evening with Loring's division, th, the Federal army, covered by the mountain, moved by Snake Creek gap towards Resaca.
Major-General Wheeler, with twenty-two hundred of ours, attacked and defeatedvalry near Varnell's station.
At night, our artillery and infantry marched for Resaca.
The cavalry followed on the 13th.
On that day, the enemy, approaching on the