The War news.
Yesterday was observed as a day of thanksgiving in Grant
's army, who, no doubt, devoured the several thousand turkeys sent them from the North
, and about which the Yankee
newspapers have been talking so much of late.
There was unbroken quiet all along the lines throughout the day. Even General Graham
, commanding at Bermuda Hundred
, finding it impossible to dislodge General Pickett
from the advanced position captured by him last night a week ago, seems to have come to the conclusion to let him alone.
On Wednesday evening, there was some unimportant firing of cannon along the Petersburg lines
We are still without any official information concerning Sherman
's movements in Georgia
; but we are not entirely without some authentic advices on the subject.
was, on yesterday, still west of the Oconee river
, one of the tributaries of the Altamahaw, which runs south through the east centre of the State of Georgia
is situated on the west bank of this stream.
It is believed that the enemy has been to Milledgeville
, though we are pretty well assured that no official information of the fact has been received at the War Office.
In the only brush we hear of our troops having with the enemy, they have been entirely successful.
This affair occurred near Jonesboro
', where the Central
Georgia railroad, running from Macon
, crosses the Oconee river
A considerable body of the enemy's cavalry attempted to cross to the east bank of the Oconee
at this point on Wednesday morning, but were met by our troops and driven back.
The situation in Georgia
is regarded, in official circles, as decidedly encouraging.
There is one fact in the campaign which we think should give much ground for hope — the slow progress made by Sherman
He is now in his fifteenth day from Atlanta
, and has, as yet, marched only about seventy-five miles, and has not reached one point of strategic importance.
Perhaps he does not now, as when he started out on the expedition, feel himself positively master of the situation.
We shall hear more from him in the next day or two.
is doing everything well in Southwestern Virginia
and East Tennessee
Since the battle and decided victory over Gilliem, the Yankees
have kept remarkably quiet, and remain beyond Bull
's gap, sending out only occasionally strong reconnoitering parties, who generally lose more than they gain.