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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

August 25, 1864

RIchmond Newspaper Reprinted News from Atlanta

The Richmond Times Dispatch reprinted the following reports from Georgia.

From Georgia. Atlanta papers of the 18th report that, on the previous night, a heavy cannonading and musketry fire commenced along the centre and continued for several hours. It is stated that the enemy made a pretty general assault upon our advanced lines, but was successfully resisted in all his efforts. Rumors from Sherman’s rear are to the effect that our cavalry, had destroyed the railroad at Acworth, burn the bridge at Etowah, and badly damaged the track from that place to Adairsville. These points are on the Western and Atlantic railroad. Acworth is thirty-five miles from Atlanta, Etowak forty-six and Adairsville sixty-nine miles. Rumor adds that one thousand prisoners and six thousand head of beef cattle were captured - which is, doubtless, an exaggeration. The sale of all intoxicating liquors within the limits of Atlanta, except upon an order from headquarters, has been prohibited. The Appeal, upon information derived from an engineer, scouts the idea that Sherman is endeavoring to mine one of the prominent works of defence at the outer end of Marietta street. The distance between the lines is eight hundred yards, and it would take months to perform the work of burrowing thus far.