Our latest Georgia
exchanges give us some intelligence of military affairs in that State.
No movements seem to have been made recently.
We take some items from them:
It has been rumored that General French
's division was cut off from the main body of the army above Acworth
, on Friday, and forced to cut its way out, with a loss of six hundred.
That the division was engaged with the enemy we are assured, but are inclined to doubt the truth of the statement which has passed current.
was at Talladega
on Saturday, en route
for General Hood
's headquarters, accompanied by Governor Harris
, of Tennessee
A party just out from Atlanta
— at least he left that city on the 28th ultimo--reports that the impression seemed to prevail in military circles that Hood
's flank movement consisted of only a portion of our main army, and that the larger portion was still between Atlanta
, under Beauregard
This may account for their apparent apathy concerning Hood
's movement; thinking, perhaps, they could send out and "gobble him" up whenever it suited them.
, of Tennessee
, who was severely wounded before Atlanta
, passed through here to-day, en route
to take charge of his old command, which has temporarily been under the command of General John C. Brown
's corps crossed the Chattahoochee
at Grave's ferry, and are now far advanced.
As the army moves on it increases in strength.
Men who straggled when the army retreated to Atlanta
, and who were left in the enemy's lines, are now coming back to their comrades, rallying around the banner they have followed on many a field, whilst deserters, too are returning to their post.
's corps alone has received an accession of two thousand nine hundred men.
papers contain the subjoined items:
I had a long conversation with a gentleman this morning just from the Army of Tennessee.
He represents things as being all right about the army; that we have possession of the State
road from Big Shanty to Altoona
; that we have utterly destroyed this road for fifteen miles, filling up the cuts with stick and dirt and brush, and spading down the hills, so that Sherman
could not mend the road in fifteen days if he had possession of it. He represents the army as being in the finest of spirits, and increasing in numbers daily at the rate of from five hundred to a thousand.
The soldiers say they will be content with a handful of corn a day if General Hood
will only keep them going forward, and that they will whip Sherman
if he dares to attack them.
Three hundred and seventy Yankee prisoners, captured on the 3d and 1st instants upon the railroad at Big Shanty and Acworth
, arrived at Newman
They belong to the Seventeenth corps, (Blair
's) and had never been to Atlanta
They comprise men from Ohio
, and are, generally speaking, fine looking soldiers.
, in Milledgeville
, was the guest of Governor Brown
He doubtless went there on business relative to the militia.
A number of citizens, with torch lights, proceeded to the Executive Mansion
and called for General Beauregard
He appeared upon the portico of the mansion, and was introduced to the crowd by Governor Brown
as the general who fought the first battle of the war, and a general who never lost one; where upon General Beauregard
, in true military style, made the Governor
a bow for the compliment.
He then gave his visitors a short talk.