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e marsh opposite to the highland on Wilmington Island, that the channels of Savannah River cannot be advantageously commanded from this point at any time, and especiaember, no effort had been made to ascertain the feasibility of entering the Savannah River on the northern side higher up than at its mouth. The history of the operaclear apprehension of the geography of the country. An ordinary map of the Savannah River will probably indicate but little more than the general course of the streaton Head terminates southward in Calibogue Sound, which is divided from the Savannah River at its mouth by Turtle and Jones Islands; the waters that form two sides ofthey pass over shoals and between morasses, but finally do conduct into the Savannah River. At this time our troops had not advanced beyond Dawfuskie Island, and on uring the day by the Federal gunboats, nine of which attempted to enter the Savannah River. Of course those under Capt. Davis were unable to do so, on account of t
e very bad off for rum and liquors, almost have to give them up, and these, with bacon, they had expected from the West --somewhere where the Federals now hold possession. Folks are going and coming --some who had left are returning, and they are sending the negroes and cotton inland, and are moving all the cash money to Macon. They threaten to burn the city if they should be unable to hold it, and are in daily expectation of our attack. They had given up the idea of defending the Savannah River by torpedoes, because one of the principal men who was sinking them got drowned while down in a diving-bell, and now talk of piling the river across. He knows of a raft near Fort Jackson, near which Tatnall is, on board the Savannah, (late Everglade.) When he was last near Thunderbolt (some time since) they had eight guns mounted. There is a battery (number of guns unknown) at Costan's bluff, and they said that they were mounting guns at the old fort above Fort Jackson, below the ga
n and a half seconds. The charge of mortar and length Map of Savannah River. of fuse vary, so as to explode the shell over the north-eastonclusion of the operations of the siege of Fort Pulaski, in Savannah River, Ga., which have resulted in the capture of that fortress and itsrigadier-General Viele. headquarters United States forces, Savannah River, April 11, 1862. sir: I have the honor to submit the followitions assigned to me comprised the erection of batteries on the Savannah River, to cut off communication between the Fort and the city of Sava, Topographical Engineers, of the water communications with the Savannah River, by which it was developed that the rebels had sunk the hulk of side of the Savannah, and the upper end of Long Island, in the Savannah River, were recommended as the most feasible positions to be occupiedordnance in the flatboats in which it had been placed, into the Savannah River, would have exposed it to capture by the gunboats; to move it o