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The war News.

At latest accounts from Georgia our army was resting quietly at Lovejoy's station, on the Macon railroad, with the enemy's advance pickets in front. It is stated that the Federals will re- organize their forces and collect stores at Atlanta before entering upon another movement. Atlanta was evacuated by General Hood at two o'clock Friday morning, and the enemy occupied the city at eleven o'clock. As heretofore stated, the extra ammunition was blown up and the surplus commissary stores destroyed. General Hood formed a junction with General Hardee at Lovejoy's station at one o'clock Saturday, and the whole army is now concentrated at that point. As a matter of course, the fall of Atlanta is regretted; but neither the army nor the people are at all discouraged. All was quiet at last accounts. Our army was re-organizing, and taking the rest so much required.

The Yankees have heard of the capture of Atlanta. Their dispatches say that ‘"the Twentieth corps has occupied the city, while the main army is on the main road near East Point. "’ Stanton has an unofficial report that in the battle fought near East Point the rebel army was cut in two, with very heavy loss to the "enemy," and that General Hardee was killed. How will the Yankees feel when they ascertain that they have been essentially deceived in their information? that General Hardee is still alive and ready to fight them at any moment, and that the rebel army is intact and prepared for any further Yankee movement that may be initiated?

Later.--The following official dispatch from General Hood was received at the War Department yesterday:

"Lovejoy's, September 5, 1864.
General Bragg:
--The enemy withdrew from my front in the direction of Jonesboro' last night.

[Signed]. J. B. Hood, General."

From Tennessee.

The Northern papers inform us that a rebel force was threatening Nashville, and that the Yankee General Rousseau had started out to meet them, and had driven them three miles towards Murfreesboro' Parties from Franklin, Tennessee, represent that town is in the hands of Wheeler's forces, he having captured it on the night of the 1st instant.

From Charleston.

On Friday last, the four hundred and twenty-second day of the siege, the enemy's batteries fired seventy-eight shots at Fort Sumter and forty at the city. Our batteries promptly replied, firing some fifty-seven shots. The Yankees made another futile attempt on Friday night to blow up Fort Sumter, the torpedo exploding about three hundred yards from the fort.

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