d, reports before daylight to McPherson.
Schofield comes drifting in the same direction from his fruitless position east of Rocky Face.
Other corps follow; perhaps, when daylight comes, the enemy will discover that he has permission, if he chooses, to mass on the division or two in his front, which being done and their lines broken, he may pass through to Chattanooga — all this if he pleases.
But there is an ominous drift towards Resacca.
The price of his looking at Chattanooga would be Atlanta and liberty.
Sherman, at last, has indicated the point where he intends to thrust, and if Dalton is not in our possession by the day after to-morrow morning, there are no warnings in history for rebel general-ship.
The strength of Johnston's army is estimated by the best judges with whom I have conversed to be about fifty thousand, exclusive of Georgia militia, of whom probably fifteen thousand are bearing arms, and distributed at Rome and Resacca.
Their journals estimate the strength