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captured about two thousand 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. Major Gen. Walker was killed. Brig Gens. Smith, Gist, and Mercer were wounded. Prisoners report that Gen. McPherson was killed. Our troops fought with great gallantry. J. B. Hood, General. The "Associated Press" dispatch is very muddy, though we presume that the Gens. Smith and Giles mentioned in it are Gens. Smith and Gist mentioned by Gen. Hood. Had the enemy captured East Point that would have completely invested the city, and Sherman could have commenced his siege. The brilliant movement of Wheeler, who is now, it appears, operation on the enemy, 'instead of covering our retreats, if correctly reported, is very damaging to Sherman's army. The supplies for the Yankees are brought across the Chattahoochee, and then wagoned to Decatur, a distance of about 15 mil
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t of Atlanta. Our army faced due north.--Gen. Thomas's corps crossed the river above the railroad bridge and in front of Gen. Hood's right, and remained there. McPherson's corps crossed above Thomas and moved around our right to flank it, reaching the Atlanta and Augusta railroad at Stone Mountain Station, thus cutting one communBlair's corps, (16th and 17th). Logan's corps is at Decatur, six miles east of Atlanta and nine miles from the force at Stone Mountain. It was apprehended that McPherson's corps, strongly supported, would swing around to their left still further and strike East Point, the junction of the Atlanta and West Point and Macon and Weste. Our loss is not yet fully ascertained. Major Gen. Walker was killed. Brig Gens. Smith, Gist, and Mercer were wounded. Prisoners report that Gen. McPherson was killed. Our troops fought with great gallantry. J. B. Hood, General. The "Associated Press" dispatch is very muddy, though we presume th
l. It appears that when Sherman crossed the Chattahoochee he did so with an arrangement of his forces intended for the investment of Atlanta. Our army faced due north.--Gen. Thomas's corps crossed the river above the railroad bridge and in front of Gen. Hood's right, and remained there. McPherson's corps crossed above Thomas and moved around our right to flank it, reaching the Atlanta and Augusta railroad at Stone Mountain Station, thus cutting one communication. Here they were joined by Dodge and Blair's corps, (16th and 17th). Logan's corps is at Decatur, six miles east of Atlanta and nine miles from the force at Stone Mountain. It was apprehended that McPherson's corps, strongly supported, would swing around to their left still further and strike East Point, the junction of the Atlanta and West Point and Macon and Western railroads, which join about ten miles south of Atlanta. It was doubtless while making this movement that Hardee attacked him on the 22d. To cover this mo
nt we captured about two thousand 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. Major Gen. Walker was killed. Brig Gens. Smith, Gist, and Mercer were wounded. Prisoners report that Gen. McPherson was killed. Our troops fought with great gallantry. J. B. Hood, General. The "Associated Press" dispatch is very muddy, though we presume that the Gens. Smith and Giles mentioned in it are Gens. Smith and Gist mentioned by Gen. Hood. Had the enemy captured East Point that would have completely invested the city, and Sherman could have commenced his siege. The brilliant movement of Wheeler, who is now, it appears, operation on the enemy, 'instead of covering our retreats, if correctly reported, is very damaging to Sherman's army. The supplies for the Yankees are brought across the Chattahoochee, and then wagoned to Decatur, a distance of about 1
he Chattahoochee he did so with an arrangement of his forces intended for the investment of Atlanta. Our army faced due north.--Gen. Thomas's corps crossed the river above the railroad bridge and in front of Gen. Hood's right, and remained there. McPherson's corps crossed above Thomas and moved around our right to flank it, reaching the Atlanta and Augusta railroad at Stone Mountain Station, thus cutting one communication. Here they were joined by Dodge and Blair's corps, (16th and 17th). Logan's corps is at Decatur, six miles east of Atlanta and nine miles from the force at Stone Mountain. It was apprehended that McPherson's corps, strongly supported, would swing around to their left still further and strike East Point, the junction of the Atlanta and West Point and Macon and Western railroads, which join about ten miles south of Atlanta. It was doubtless while making this movement that Hardee attacked him on the 22d. To cover this movement it appears that the enemy made heav
their left still further and strike East Point, the junction of the Atlanta and West Point and Macon and Western railroads, which join about ten miles south of Atlanta. It was doubtless while making this movement that Hardee attacked him on the 22d. To cover this movement it appears that the enemy made heavy demonstrations on our extreme left against the corps of Lieut. Gen. Stewart and Gen. Cheatham, which had been placed in line of battle around Atlanta, but were handsomely repulsed. ine of the Chattahoochee. Farther than that he cannot go without destruction, nor can he stay where he is without whipping Hood's army. From the Valley of Virginia. The enemy achieved a small success in the vicinity of Winchester on the 22d, which will be duly magnified by the Northern papers into a brilliant victory. It appears that, misled by information in regard to the enemy's strength, a Confederate force marched out to attack them, when they suddenly found themselves in the pr
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as many as 196 shells into it. On Morris Island the Yankees are building a shed house, intended, it is supposed, for the confinement of the Confederate General officers under fire. Recent high tides have a good deal damaged the Yankee works on the island. To show the magnitude of the recent movements on Charleston, we copy the following circular, issued by Gen. Foster upon the inauguration of the expedition: Confidential circular. Headq'rs Dep't of the South, sHilton Head, S C, June 29, 1864. The following instructions will govern commanding officers in the conduct of their troops on board transports, and in disembarking the same: I. The men composing each company will be kept together at all times. Upon approaching land, or going up a narrow river, the company commander will give the command "Attention!" when the company will immediately form, facing outward, and stand under arms, the men being fully equipped, and ready to disembark without breaking ranks. Co
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ilroads, which join about ten miles south of Atlanta. It was doubtless while making this movement that Hardee attacked him on the 22d. To cover this movement it appears that the enemy made heavy demonstrations on our extreme left against the corps of Lieut. Gen. Stewart and Gen. Cheatham, which had been placed in line of battle around Atlanta, but were handsomely repulsed. The following is Gen. Hood's official dispatch, received at the War Department: Headquarters 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 today. About one o'clock he drove him from his works, capturing sixteen pieces of artillery and five stands of colors. Gen. Cheatham attacked the enemy, capturing six pieces of artillery. During the engagement we
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ached a place of security, and will speedily be rendered available to the Confederate cause. All accounts received of the engagement at Snicker's represent that the Yankees were badly whipped on that occasion. It is stated that some fifteen hundred of the enemy fell to rise no more, and only six were made prisoners. It is probable that a considerable number were drowned in their attempt to recross the Shenandoah. Yankee deserters. A private letter from Maryland, dated the 11th of July, states that the country below Washington swarms with deserters from the Federal army, endeavoring to make their way to their homes. So numerous are the desertions that it has been found necessary to employ a large force of detectives to hunt up the fugitives. Affairs at Charleston. The enemy are still shelling Fort Sumter, and on Monday last threw as many as 196 shells into it. On Morris Island the Yankees are building a shed house, intended, it is supposed, for the confinement
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