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The Daily Dispatch: July 27, 1863., [Electronic resource], Gen. Johnston's movements — his next stand. (search)
ing intelligence relative to the position of Gen. Johnston's army: Gen Johnston is falling back from Jackson towards Meridian. His position at Brandon was untenable on account of the deficiency of water, and in addition it afforded no natural advantages. He will, without doubt, take position on the Chunky river, fifteen miles west of Meridian, which many military men have for some time looked upon as a favorable point. If so, he will be in position to easily defend his front, or if necesilroad facilities in his rear, operate to prevent any raid against the Mobile and Ohio Railroad either north or south of Meridian. Some of the paroled prisoners of the Vicksburg garrison inform the editor of the Mobile Tribune that, as far as tharmy, no forward movement to any great extent is intended at present by the enemy. The march may be attempted as far as Meridian, unless the way is easy to come further. The army has been worn down by its labors in front of Vicksburg, and needs res