ong, with reasonable chances of success.
We were compelled to abandon Dalton, not by the extension of a flank, but by the march of the Federal army itself toward Resaca — that march being completely covered by the mountain, Rocky-Face.
And at Resaca, after intrenching his army so strongly as to make it secure from assault, GenerResaca, after intrenching his army so strongly as to make it secure from assault, General Sherman availed himself of the course of the Oostenaula, almost parallel to our railroad, to extend his line, protected by it, to the neighborhood of Calhoun, which compelled us to pass to the rear of that point, to avoid being cut off from Atlanta.
At New-Hope Church, where the armies were parallel to each other almost two wutmost sagacity and skill, and his defenses were thrown up and strengthened with the exercise of marvelous ingenuity and judgment.
This was the case near Dalton, Resaca, Cassville, New-Hope Church, Kenesaw Mountain, Peach-Tree Creek, and other points which I do not now remember.
Considering that Johnston's army was on the retrea