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t chance of success, attempt to carry the enemy's fortifications by assault. There are yet two ways to effect his dislodgement. If our right swings round on the Macon road, he must (it is believed) come out of his works and fight us in an open field, or make his escape to the north and east as best he can. If, however, in that case, the enemy persists in declining to fight or evacuate, then General Sherman must provide his army with twenty days rations and go clean around, as he did at Buzzard Roost and Altoona. The "pot hook" is bound to win. So far this morning everything is quiet in our front, with the exception of the continual firing along our picket line. Our right now extends to within a short distance of the Macon railroad, our centre spans the Chattanooga road, and our left extends to a point about four miles northeast from the latter-named road. We are not unprepared for a storm upon our right at any time; and, in fact, I may add, that such an event is expected thi
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