ound General Johnston comfortably quartered at Macon, whilst McPherson's and Schofield's corps wereur main line of communication, the railroad to Macon.
It is now evident the blow on the 20th check moving, via Fairburn, in the direction of the Macon road.
On the 28th it was apparent that Shermahes were received from various points upon the Macon road to the effect that General Wheeler had suterward made their escape, and in striking the Macon road about four miles below Jonesboro‘, when tgallantly repelling the assault of Stoneman at Macon, when Iverson came up and engaged the enemy wi throw his entire force of cavalry against the Macon road; and but for the superiority of the Confe troops, and again attempted a lodgment on the Macon road with cavalry.
At 3:30 A. M. General Kilpn was moving with his main body to destroy the Macon road, and that the fate of Atlanta depended up 4th our entire army was at this point, on the Macon road.
On the 6th the Federals withdrew from