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The Daily Dispatch: September 17, 1864., [Electronic resource], The reception of the Yankees at Atlanta. (search)
The reception of the Yankees at Atlanta. --The accounts published by some of the Georgia papers of the welcome of the Yankees by the remaining citizens at Atlanta seem to have been much exaggerated. The Register says: "A letter in the Atlanta Intelligencer, over the signature of 'Cantin,' is going the rounds of the papers, giving a grossly exaggerated account of the reception of the Yankees by the citizens who remained there. This letter, we are assured by Mr. Jones, does great injustice to Mayor Calhoun, whose patriotism cannot be doubted. The Mayor remained in Atlanta, after sending away his family and household effects, at the urgent request of the citizens, to make the best terms he could for the poor who were unable to remove. Mayor Calhoun has two sons in our army, one of whom--Captain W. L. Calhoun--was severely wounded on the retreat from Dalton. The other — James Calhoun — has been a private in the ranks, gallantly serving his country without thought or expec
From Charleston. Charleston, September 16. --The enemy, with two wooden gunboats, attacked Battery Marshall to-day, and were driven off after an hour's fight. Captain Gilchrist, under flag of truce, has returned from Port Royal ferry. He brings letters from Foster, which say that the Confederate prisoners are in tents on Morris island, inside an enclosure, near Battery Wagner, and that they will be kept there until General Jones notifies Foster that the Yankee prisoners have been removed from Charleston.