nemy will cut the road between this and Weldon.
He wants Confederate notes made a legal tender; and the President says that, as the courts cannot enforce payment in anything else, they are substantially a legal tender already.
And he suggests the withholding of pay from officers during their absence from their regiments.
A good idea.
Everything indicates that Richmond will be assailed this fall, and that operations in the field are not to be suspended in the winter.
Polk, Bragg, Cheatham, etc. are urging the President to make Col. Preston Smith a brigadier-general.
Unfortunately, Bragg's letter mentioned the fact that Beauregard had given Smith command of a brigade at Shiloh; and this attracting the eye of the President, he made a sharp note of it with his pencil.
What authority had he for this?
he asked; and Col. Smith will not be appointed.
There was a rumor yesterday that the enemy were marching on Weldon; but we have no confirmation of it to-day.
shall speedily have better times, and I think, unless some terrible misfortune happens to our arms, the invader will surely be soon hurled from our soil.
What President Lincoln came to Grant for is merely conjecture-unquestionably he could not suggest any military enterprise more to our detriment than would occur to his generals.
Clear and cool-afterward hazy.
Marietta, June 27th. General Braxton Bragg.
The enemy advanced on our whole line to-day.
They assaulted French, Cheatham, Cleburn, Stevenson, and Quarles, by whom they were repulsed.
On the rest of the line the skirmishing was severe.
Their loss is supposed to be great.
Ours is known to be small.
J. E. Johnston, General.
The dispatch from Gen. Johnston gives an encouraging account of the fight in Georgia.
But a dispatch from the West states that reinforcements (20,000) for Sherman's army are marching from La Grange.
It is reported and believed that Gen. Early, at the head of 25,000 men, mar
ed last night at 10 o'clock, stating that Gen. Hardee had made a night march, driving the enemy from his works, and capturing 16 guns and several colors, while Gen. Cheatham captured 6 guns.
We took 2000 prisoners. Also that Gen. Wheeler had routed the enemy's cavalry at Decatur, capturing his camp.
Our Major-Gen. Walker was killarters, Atlanta, July 23d, 1864. Hon. James A. Seddon, Secretary of War.
The enemy shifted his position on Peach Tree Creek last night, and Gen; Stewart's and Cheatham's corps formed line of battle around the city.
Gen. Hardee's corps made a night march, and attacked the enemy's extreme left to-day.
About 1 o'clock he drove him from his works, capturing artillery and colors.
Gen. Cheatham attacked the enemy, capturing six pieces of artillery.
During the engagement we captured about 2000 prisoners.
Gen. Wheeler's cavalry routed the enemy in the neighborhood of Decatur, to-day, capturing his camp.
Our loss is not yet fully ascertained.
ampaign on the coasts of North and South Carolinamean time leaving Butler's army here, always menacing Richmond.
Gen. Beauregard writes from Gadsden, Ala., October 24th, that his headquarters Will be at Tuscumbia, Ala.; will get supplies from Corinth to Tuscumbia.
Forrest has been ordered to report to Gen. Hood, in Middle Tennessee.
The railroad iron between Corinth and Memphis will be taken to supply wants elsewhere.
Gen. Dick Taylor is to guard communications, etc., has directed Gen. Cheatham to issue an address to the people of Tennessee, saying his and Gen. Forrest's command have entered the State for its redemption, etc., and calling upon the people to aid in destroying the enemy's communications, while the main army is between Atlanta and Chattanooga, when the purpose is to precipitate the whole army upon it, etc. Gen. B. doubts not he will soon be able to announce good tidings, etc. etc.
This letter to Gen. Cooper is submitted to the Secretary of War, by whom it is subm
y different men!
I hear nothing more about Gen. Breckinridge as Mr. Seddon's successor, but he is the guest of the old lawyer, G. A. Myers; and it is not probable he is bestowing his bread and meat, in such times as these, for nothing. He has made a fortune, and knows how to increase it — and even Gen. B. would never be the wiser.
We have at last a letter from Gen. Hood, narrating the battle of Franklin, Tenn.
He says he lost about 4500 men — enemy's loss not stated.
Failure of Gen. Cheatham to execute an order the day before, prevented him from routing the enemy.
His account of the battle of Nashville I have not yet seen-but know enough about it.
Both the Secretary and his Assistant have been pretty constantly engaged, for some time past, in granting passports beyond our lines, and generally into those of the enemy.
Congress has passed an act allowing reserve forces to be ordered anywhere.
Upon the heels of this, Governor Smith notifies the Secretary of War that t
Bright and windy.
The following telegram was received this morning from Gen. R. E. Lee: Gen. Johnston reports that on the 16th Gen. Hardee was repeatedly attacked by four divisions of the enemy a few miles south of Averysborough, but always (cipher). The enemy was reported at night to have crossed Black River, to the east of Varina Point, with the rest of the army.
Gen. Hardee is moving to a point twelve miles from Smithfield.
Scofield's troops reported at Kinston, repairing railroad.
Cheatham's corps not yet up. North Carolina Railroad, with its enormous amount of rolling stock, only conveys about 500 men a day.
There has always been corruption — if not treason-among those having charge of transportation.
Yesterday the President vetoed another bill — to pay certain arrears to the army and navy; but the House resented this by passing it over his head by more than a two-thirds Vote.
The Senate will probably do the same.
We have a spectacle of war among the politicians as