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ree hundred. From General Hood. The latest Yankee dispatch from Chattanooga is dated the 19th. It says that the day before Sherman started in pursuit of Hood, who was retreating southward by way of Bloomtown Valley. A letter, dated at Marietta, october 3d, gives these them regarding the personal situation just previous to Hood's last "forward march:" Brigadier-General John M. Corse relieved Brigadier-General William Van Deveer of the command at Rome last week. Brigadier-General Van Deveer assumed command of the district of Marietta yesterday, relieving McArthur, who goes to the Mississippi. Veatch and Woods are on the Sweeney court-martial now in progress at Atlanta. Thomas has gone to Chattanooga on business relating to military-movements. Stocum commands the Twentieth corps and the city of Atlanta. Howard is living in a wall-tent at Eastpoint, and Scholfield is rum at Decatur. A speech from Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was serenaded by Marylanders Wedn
t up with half rations. Two hundred wagons, loaded with commissary stores, got in to them safely last week, while our cavalry was scouting in another direction. They came over a country road. On the 22d our cavalry struck the railroad between Marietta and Vining's station, tore up several miles of the track, and captured a large train loaded with ammunition and rifles, which they destroyed; also, picked up a lieutenant-colonel, a major, forty-two Yankees and fifty head of fine beef cattle. istence, and have become very much alarmed for their prospect of supplies. Their source of supply by the railroad is completely cut off. Our cavalry destroy the railroad as rapidly as the enemy repair it. There are eight hundred Yankees in Marietta, which post is not so strongly fortified but that a rapid movement on it, with a superior force, would easily secure its capture. The garrison there is on very short allowance of rations, and it cannot subsist off the vicinity. All the frame b
has just reached this place, who reports that he is from the neighborhood of Chattanooga, that he has reconnoitered the line of the Georgia State road as far as Marietta, and observed carefully the movements of the enemy, and that he has the entire situation under the crown of his hat. Three corps of the Federal army, he assures eeded in effecting his escape, reports that there were not over eight thousand troops in the city. Parties along the line of the State road, between Atlanta and Marietta, represent that the trains go up to Marietta daily heavily laden and return empty. Two corps were at Powder Springs under marching orders. The Yankees were senMarietta daily heavily laden and return empty. Two corps were at Powder Springs under marching orders. The Yankees were sending off the negroes and prisoners to that point. Their movements are involved in mystery. The last foraging expedition went out two weeks since under General Gerard, with eight hundred wagons, foraging in the vicinity of Stone mountain and in Gwinnett county. They carried off large numbers of beef cattle, hogs, sheep, poul
s: The general belief is, that Sherman was yesterday, with part of his army, at Jonesboro' and McDonough, and part near Covington; that he had burned Rome, Marietta, Atlanta, the bridge over the Chattahoochee, and was tearing up the railroad behind him. Our careful and thoughtful opinion of this whole matter is, that if The latest rumors. The latest rumors brought by passengers from Macon report Sherman advancing on that city at the head of five corps. He had burned Rome, Marietta and Atlanta, and occupied Jonesboro' on Wednesday. It is further reported on the streets that all the box-cars in this city-have been ordered to Macon to br We have the best authority for stating that Governor Brown has received dispatches from Generals Cobb and Wheeler, stating that Sherman had burned Rome and Marietta, destroying the railroad behind him, and, with five army corps, was marching towards Macon. Wheeler's cavalry, at last accounts, had been driven in at Jonesboro
ng ruins. A few of the enemy's cavalry scouts hove in sight south of Coosa river, on Cemetery Hill, just as our rear guard was withdrawing, evidently for the purpose of watching our movements. A few shots were exchanged, but the river intervening, prevented the following up our rear guard to harass our operations. We strike tents at four o'clock to-morrow morning, and will march direct for Altoona, twenty-one miles distant, where we will encamp for the night, resuming our march as far as Marietta on the following day. Another draft in New York. Provost-Marshal-General Fry has written to Governor Seymour, expressing his desire that a more careful examination should be made in towns and cities of persons liable to military duty, with the view of reaching the correct quota for a future draft. Governor Seymour has issued a proclamation accordingly. Miscellaneous. An actor, now a member of a Pennsylvania regiment near Richmond, has written to his friends telling them t
ion in Atlanta becoming perilous; his ability to hold it long by force extremely doubtful; he resolves, in a moment of desperation, upon one of the boldest and most daring movements of the war, that of marching his army through the heart of our country to a point of security — Pensacola or Brunswick, most probably. He does not anticipate retracing his steps; hence he proclaims the devastation and desolation of the country over which he passes. The destruction of Atlanta, Rome and Marietta have been announced, and he has now taken up his line of march for the coast, more with the view of saving the remnants of his shattered army than of capturing any fortified cities. The duty that lies before us is plain, and may be perceived at a single glance. Let the forces which we can concentrate in front of Sherman's army, in a few days at farthest, destroy everything (upon which he can subsist) they cannot carry out of his way; and as he has no other means of subsistence, an arm
at Ackworth. On the morning of the 5th, the army was formed, with its left at Lost mountain, its centre near Gilgath church, and its right near the railroad. On the 7th, the right, covered by Noonday creek, was extended across the Ackworth and Marietta road. The enemy approached under cover of successive lines of entrenchments. There was brisk and incessant skirmishing until the 18th. On the 14th, the brave Lieutenant-General Polk, distinguished in every battle in which this army had fotlanta by the Federal cavalry. On the 19th, a new line was taken by the army. Hood's corps, with its right on the Manetta and Canton road; Loring's on the Kennesaw mountain, and Hardee's with its left extending across the Lost mountain and Marietta road. The enemy approached, as usual, under cover of entrenchments. In this position there was incessant fighting and skirmishing until July 3d, the enemy gradually extending his intrenched right towards Atlanta. On the 20th of June, Wheeler,
Oil in Ohio. Marietta, December 14. --Considerable excitement has been created at Macksburg, on Duck creek, a few miles from this city, owing to a flowing well of petroleum having been struck by the workmen of the Equitable Company of New York. Marietta is less than thirty miles from the famous oil wells in West Virginia--on the opposite side of the Ohio river, of course. Petroleum will probably be found in every part of the country. Southside Virginia has surface indications ofMarietta is less than thirty miles from the famous oil wells in West Virginia--on the opposite side of the Ohio river, of course. Petroleum will probably be found in every part of the country. Southside Virginia has surface indications of its presence; and, accordingly, we notice that a company has been organized (or projected, at least,) in Lynchburg, for the purpose of boring for oil in that vicinity. It costs but little to experiment-- comparatively little, we mean — and a successful experiment would prove a source of untold wealth to the lucky company or individual.
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