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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

June 29, 1864

Richmond Newspaper Printed News of Battle of Kennesaw Mountain

The Richmond Times Dispatch reported the news of the victory at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain.

A victory in Northern Georgia. Through the energy of the Signal Corps, the following dispatch from General Joseph E Johnston was received at General Bragg’s headquarters yesterday afternoon. From General Johnston’s known modesty in announcing a victory, we are at liberty to inform that our arms in Northern Georgia have achieved a decided success. Indeed, the news may be regarded as the glad ladings of a glorious victory: Marietta, June 27. General Branton Bragg: The enemy advanced on our whole line to day. They assaulted French, Cheatham, Cleburne, Stevenson and Quarles, by whom they were repulsed. On the rest of the line the skirmishing was severe. Their loss in supposed to be great. Ours is known to be small. J. E. Johnston, General.