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Since the above was written we have learned that a New York Herald, of the 5th, has been received in the city, which announces the capture of Martinsburg, but says the Baltimore and Ohio railroad was up that to time uninjured. There is no doubt, however, that Mosby has been operating upon that line of communication. From Georgia. We were aware on Wednesday night that the authorities here were in possession of information that Gen. Johnston had fallen back from his position on Kennesaw Mountain, but we deemed it the part of prudence to suppress it. The news is announced this morning by telegraph, and there can now be no harm in alluding to it. An official dispatch received yesterday states that our army is about a mile this side of Chattahoochee river. That river presents a strong line of defence, which will probably be held by Gen Johnston. No doubt the wily Sherman was perfectly confident of success in his flank movement, but, as usual, was outwitted by a more able comman
mmenced to withdraw from the neighborhood of Marietta night before last. The movement was conducted in a successful manner characteristic of Gen. Johnston. Gen. Hardee's Corps, though in some places not more than 40 or 50 yards from the enemy's lines, did not begin to move until just before daylight yesterday, and the movement was conducted so quietly that the enemy was not aware of it until the evacuation was completed. Not a gun was fired along the line during the night except from Kennesaw Mountain. About sunrise the enemy hoisted their flag on Kennesaw. An hour or two later they advanced, leaving Marietta to the left and passed the rear of the Military Institute, when our cavalry commenced skirmishing. A brigade of the enemy this morning attacked a small force of 100 dismounted cavalry and were compelled to retire. We captured 30 heavy rifles, a few prisoners and horses. The enemy have been feeling for our position to-day, and considerable skirmishing has taken place, m