ion 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 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 ae, and then wagoned to Decatur, a distance of about 15 miles, and this interruption of rations in the rear, coupled with the disastrous fighting in the front with Hardee, is likely to cause a change of position in Sherman's whole force — probably to the extent of falling back to the line of the Chattahoochee.
Farther than that he