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hem when trodden on. There had been no resistance at this point, nothing to give warning of danger, and Sherman immediately ordered a squad of rebel prisoners to be armed with picks and spades, and made to march in close order along the road, and explode their own torpedoes, or .discover and dig them up. They begged hard, but he was inexorable, and, stepping gingerly on, they removed ten of the concealed instruments. Only one national soldier was hurt by the rebel torpedoes. On the 8th of December, the advance reached Pooler's station, eight miles from Savannah. Sherman himself rode forward to reconnoitre, and entered a dense wood of pine, oak, and cypress, where he dismounted, and looking through a railroad opening, discerned a rebel parapet, about eight hundred yards away, encompassed with ditches, canals, and bayous, all filled with water. It was one of the outworks of Savannah. Another siege appeared inevitable. The city lies on the west bank of the Savannah river, abou