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upon the shoals of the North Carolina coast — the harbor is bar-locked and land- locked, and none but the best pilots can get in at all. As to lying off the mouth of Wilmington harbor for any length of time, it is simply impossible; no vessel can live there ten days without going to pieces. From Georgia. The enemy seem to be considerably exercised about the movements of Hood. He has, as anticipated, possession of Tunnel Hill and Dalton, and has been tearing up the railroad towards Tilton. He has been for the last week "just where Sherman wanted him," and we presume he is there now. If he should blow up the tunnel, which is nearly three quarters of a mile long, and through a gravel hill, it would interfere seriously with the operations of the Western and Atlantic railroad, by which Sherman hopes to get his supplies — when he does get them. From the Valley. Passengers by last night's Central train brought no news of importance. Sheridan is believed to be moving in t
heatre of war has been transferred to Whitfield, Walker and Dade counties, the northern border of the State. It has at length been definitely settled that a large force of rebel infantry is operating in those counties. Hitherto it has been thought that cavalry only were so far from home. Rome, Georgia, was abandoned, and is now used as a rebel base of supplies, which are brought there on the Coosa river. Resaca has been attacked by a party traveling northward; the road torn up again near Tilton; Dalton captured; Ringgold, Tunnel Hill and Cleveland evacuated, and a concentration of Union forces has taken place here. Colonel Johnson, of the Forty-fourth United States colored troops, who garrisoned Dalton, surrendered to a vastly superior force night before last, seeing that resistance was hopeless. All but seventy-five or eighty of his command were taken by the enemy. No great amount of supplies fill into the enemy's hands; but his possession of the post, the railroad, and so