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GENERAL SHERMAN'S CAMPAIGN—"BIG
SHANTY STATION"—GENERAL LOGAN'S ADVANCE, JUNE 10, 1864.—[SKETCHED BY THEODORE R.
THE MILITARY TELEGRAPH of the
Army of the Cumberland, which we illustrate below, and which is under the
command of Captain VAN DUZER, has proved an invaluable acquisition to
SHERMAN and to the North. We have by this
means been in daily receipt of
news from our armies in the West. Captain VAN DUZER surprised General SHERMAN
shortly after he had occupied Ackworth by the information that the wires were
working, and Washington was but one hour distant. The town of Ackworth is small,
few of its inhabitants being at this time in it, since every
man has been taken off by the
army, and. the female portion of the inhabitants were timid about remaining.
Ackworth is on the Western and Atlantic Railroad, a few miles northwest of
Marietta. Sherman reached this point on the 6th of June.
"BIG SHANTY," also illustrated on
this page, although dull enough in ordinary times, is likely for
some days to come, as the
resting-place of SHERMAN'S army, to present scenes of the intensest activity. In
front of the place, along the range of Lost and Kenesaw mountains, the enemy
lies in force, until the combination of the Federal commander and the prowess of
the Union army shall compel him to take another step southward.
CAMPAIGN—MILITARY TELEGRAPH TO ACKWORTH, GEORGIA.—[SKETCHED BY THEODORE R.