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my as severe extreme. Our loss was comparatively slight and a few of the wounded have reached this point, and others are being cared for at Marietta From all the intelligence we have been able together, a general engagement is not looked for just yet. Wheeter's operations in the rear and the stunning repulse of Wednesday night will have a tendency to make the enemy more and less careless about coming up to the mark. During Wednesday evening's fight, while Gen Joppa Johnston and Gen Hood were standing near each other in conversation, a shall burst near the group which, a prominent officer present assures us, came near killing both. We could not well afford to lose another Johnston in that way at such a moment as the present. The Atlanta Appeal, commenting on Sherman's present position says: It Sherman shall ever succeed in making his way back to the Ohio without the rout and annihilation of his army, it will prove an anomaly in warfare. In the move he is now ma
n being relieved, and General Hood receiving the command. The following is Gen. Johnston's farewell address to the troops: Headquarters Army of Tennessee, July 17, 1864.--In obedience to the orders of the War Department, I turn over to Gen Hood the command of the Army and Department of Tennessee. I cannot leave this noble army without expressing my admiration of the high military qualities it has displayed so conspicuously — every soldierly virtue, endurance of toil, obedience to ordented your fears. No longer your leader, I will still watch your career, and will rejoice in your victorian.--To one and all I offer assurances of my friendship. and bid an affectionate farewell. (Signed,) J. E. Johnston, General. Gen. Hood, on assuming command, issued the following address: Headquarters Army of Tennessee, July 18, 1864.--Soldiers: In obedience to orders from the War Department, I assume command of this Army and Department. I feel the weight of the responsib
n front of Petersburg yesterday. A little shelling from battery No. 5, the "bungs" striking near the planing mill, in Blanford, and doing no injury, has been the only occurrence worthy of note in the last forty-eight hours. The Situation in Georgia. The position of affairs near Atlanta remains unchanged. Skirmishing has been progressing daily, and it was in one of these a few days since that we lost Brig. Gen. Stevens, of Walker's division. Gen. Cheatham has taken command of Gen. Hood's corps. The recent cavalry raid was undertaken for the purpose of destroying the railroad between Atlanta and West Point, and which runs from West Point to Augusta. They struck it on Friday last at Conyer's depot, about 31 miles from Atlanta, and again at Covington, the station below. The whole force numbered about three brigades. The fact that they have been driven from the road by our cavalry has already been announced. Early's late victory. It is stated that Gen. Early'
session of the city, but the campaign is considered substantially closed." A correspondent of the Cincinnati Commercial puts down the official report of the loss in the four divisions of Hooker's corps at 1,713. Gresham, commanding one division, was wounded. The Washington correspondent of the New York Tribune telegraphs that paper the following about McPherson's defeat and death: The Government has received dispatches from General Sherman, announcing that on Friday the Rebels, under Gen Hood, massed a heavy force against his left wing, consisting of McPherson's grand division, composed of Logan's and Blair's corps, and made a desperate attack, gaining a temporary advantage. The enemy did terrific fighting, in which a number of charges were made on both sides, but were repulsed with much slaughter and driven into their fortifications. Major General McPherson, during the battle, became separated from his staff, and was killed by sharpshooters firing from an ambuscade. The
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