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The Daily Dispatch: July 27, 1863., [Electronic resource], Gen. Johnston's movements — his next stand. (search)
eds rest and recreation during the heat of the summer months. In the autumn, however, Mobile is to be the object of possession, and a movement will then be made toward it in some direction. Capt. McManus, a gentleman well known on the Mississippi river, reached the city yesterday direct from the Yazoo country and Canton, Miss., which latter place he left on Thursday of last week. He informs us that all the river fleet of steamers left in the Yazoo and its tributaries had been burned, eitey well know the defeat that awaits them if they march on Brandon. If our conjectures are correct, they will fortify Jackson and endeavor to establish a railroad communication between New Orleans and the Northwest, as well as by way of the Mississippi river. We have conversed with an engineer who is one of the general railroad superintendents of the Government, who says that the loss of rolling stock is not so great as represented by the Appeal. He says that the Yankees have got the loco