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A correspondent of the New York Herald regrets that at the burning of Pensacola, Fla., the houses of those "two arch-rebels Mallory and Chests were spared." Eight negroes were sold in Lynchburg, Va., Saturday, men, women and children, for $18,215, being an average of $2,277. There was a tornado at Vicksburg on the night of the 30th ult. The falling trees killing six soldiers and wounding 14. The City Council of La Grange, Ga., for the present year have raised the license for retailing liquor to two thousand dollars. Maj. Ed. Winston, a prominent citizen of Amherst county, Va., died on the 4th inst. Chas. E. Haynes, editor of the Casaba, Ala, Gazette, was drowned on the 28th ult. Mrs. Biandiana Dudley, who erected and endowed the Dudley Observatory, at Albany, N. Y., is dead. Postage stamps have come into use in Turkey. They bear a fas simile of the Sultan's autograph. John Anthon, a noted lawyer of New York, died on the 11th ult.
The La Grange (Ga.) Female College, with four pianos and the books of the school, was destroyed by fire on the 23d inst.
The Daily Dispatch: July 21, 1864., [Electronic resource], From the Georgia front — latest by mail. (search)
my corps are also on this side opposite Soap Ford. Girard's division of cavalry are camped on this side about a mile from the river, on the Buckhead road, having thrown up a few rails, &c., as breastworks. They are said to be amusing themselves picking blackberries and frolicking around generally, but keeping a sharp lookout for our cavalry. The enemy have sent a brigade of cavalry and a battery of artillery to the right, opposite Campbellton, evidently as a feint upon Newman or La Grange. They have thrown up fortifications, and are suspected of paying more attention to the rich oat fields in that section than anything else. In the meantime we learn that the enemy are massing their troops upon our right, with an eye towards Stone Mountain. Our army is in magnificent condition, well fed, and there never has been, since the war commenced, such perfect unity of feeling as now exists. Expressing its fears that Sherman may retreat, the Register says: It is
Affairs in Georgia. All intelligence from Georgia, just now, possesses a great deal of interest. Our Georgia exchanges have a good deal about the operations of our army, but it is not very reliable. One of them reports an attack by Sherman on Hood, in which he was repulsed and four thousand of his Yankees captured. Another announces a second assault on Altoona by Stewart's whole corps, and its capture. Both of these reports are, of course, without foundation.--The La Grange (Georgia) Bulletin says: Atlanta is now garrisoned by General Slocum and the Twentieth Yankee army corps. General Iverson, last Thursday, captured East Point and drove the enemy's pickets beyond Whitehall, which place General Iverson held for several hours; and from there he could plainly overlook Atlanta and its garrison of blue coats. All the stories about the evacuation and burning of Atlanta are false. General Iverson captured fifty wagons at East Point, in splendid condition, together wi
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