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pretensions, and are able to withstand a heavy attack.--There will yet be a bloody battle before the city falls. If Sherman is bent upon holding it, he will have to go it over the bloody corpses of thousands of his own men." The Mercury of yesterday morning says: "Wheeler's cavalry is at Hardeeville. The enemy has constructed two batteries within range of the railroad, near Coosawatchie, and continues to shell every passing train." The Courier says: "The flag-of-truce boat brought up, Thursday, one hundred and four paroled Confederate officers from Fort Pulaski. The Yankee officers in the fleet reported rived at Hilton Head; also, that it was rumored that Savannah was to capitulate at 12 M., Thursday. They had learned of the fall of Fort McAllister, but could give no particulars. Another thousand Yankee prisoners will be taken down this morning. This completes the exchange, and makes the number thus far turned over, by Colonel Hatch, eleven thousand."
both Mr. Greeley and Mr. Blair were present. It will be seen from the Congressional report that Representative Cox said he saw the former on the Republican side of the House conferring with members as to measures of peace, while he (Mr. Cox) was in favor of sending Montgomery Blair to Richmond to learn authoritatively what the South will do. Secretary Stanton gone South. A Washington telegram, dated the 5th instant, says: The Secretary of War has gone to Fortress Monroe, Hilton Head and Savannah to consult with General Grant, Foster and Sherman on important matters relating to the service. The supplies and exchange of prisoners, organization of colored troops, raising the blockade of Savannah, and the seizure of rebel property and products, are among the subjects of consideration. From Savannah. A letter from Savannah, dated the 31st ultimo, has an account of the review of the negro fire companies on the day before by Generals Sherman and Geary. About
The War News. The shelling of Butler's dredging machine in the Dutch Gap canal was heard with unusual distinctness during yesterday, and appeared, from the sound, to be connected with uncommon vigor. On the other portions of the lines, both in the neighborhood of Richmond and Petersburg, all was quiet yesterday. Grant is absent from his army, having gone to Fortress Monroe to confer with Secretary Stanton, who will thence proceed to Hilton Head and Savannah. From the South. Some of Sherman's troops have crossed the New river, on the road to Grahamville. Our troops have burnt the bridge over New river. General Wheeler is watching the enemy, the main body of whom is still believed to be near Grahamville. Grahamville is on the Charleston and Savannah railroad, thirty-four miles from Savannah and seventy from Charleston. The fire brigade who made such a grand parade in Savannah last Tuesday week, was, as we learn from the Northern papers, composed of negroes.
llas who infest the banks of the river Potomac have become very troublesome of late, and hardly a night passes without their firing upon our pickets or making an attempt to cross the river. On Wednesday night, a party of rebels, numbering fifteen, crossed the Potomac on a raft, in the vicinity of Poolesville. They managed to get some eight miles from the river before they were discovered. They were pursued, overhauled, and ten of them taken prisoners. The steamer California, from Hilton Head, arrived at Fortress Monroe yesterday, with Colonel Ewing bearer of dispatches from General Sherman. The army was resting and preparing for an other great campaign. Kilpatrick was actively watching Hardee's movements. A notorious guerrilla captain, named White, was killed recently at Sharpsburg, Kentucky, in an attack upon the Twenty-first United States colored regiment. The committee of the Chamber of Commerce, in relief for the people of Savannah, had a meeting yesterday.--T
cult to do under the most favorable circumstances. General Sherman has told several of the prominent citizens of Savannah that he does not wish to march his army into any part of Georgia again, and that he will not do so unless compelled by circumstances. The General further says that "he regrets that he was compelled to march through Georgia; that when Atlanta was captured it was not his intention to advance further into the State." One corps of Sherman's army has been sent to Hilton Head in transports.--Large bodies of troops have moved from Savannah into Carolina within the past few days. Our informant thinks a movement on Branchville is intended; and, if successful, from thence to Columbia. General Sherman regrets being obliged to advance into Carolina, as he fears that he will be unable to control his troops. [This foreshadows the horrors to be endured by the gallant State of South Carolina if Sherman marches through her territory.--Dis.] The negro wome
enough for themselves, although the Fifteenth and Seventeenth corps have been embarked for Beaufort, South Carolina, where provisions are more plentiful and easy of access. There are two daily papers published in Savannah. The Republican, edited by Mr. Hays, formerly of the New York Tribune, is the oldest, and enjoys a large share of patronage. The Herald, under the auspices of Mr. Sawyer, of the New York Herald, is a new paper, in which is merged the Palmetto Herald, published at Hilton Head. These sheets have a circulation of about ten thousand copies per day. At present high prices they cannot fail to pay expenses and yield their owners a fair remuneration for their enterprise and energy. Confederate paper money is at a discount. In fact, its holders cannot use it at all, except they send it out of the lines to invest in cotton or lands, where no immediate return can be obtained from it. A special messenger left yesterday with dispatches, from the authorities of
We have received Northern papers of the evening of the 23d instant. Gold was quoted at 200 7 8. The news is unimportant. Sinking of a monitor in Charleston harbor. A letter from Hilton Head, South Carolina, dated the 17th, gives an account of the sinking of the monitor Patapsco in Charleston harbor by a torpedo. It says: For sometime past the navy has been engaged in removing torpedoes from Charleston harbor by dragging for them in small boats. Since the capture of Savannah, the work has been greatly increased, as the rebels have sown torpedoes in the harbor in the greatest number, to prevent the navy from aiding in the siege of Charleston that they expect Sherman to inaugurate. Last night, as usual, a number of boats were sent up to drag for these infernal machines, and the monitor Patapsco, Lieutenant Commander Quackenbush, was sent up to a point near Fort Sumter to cover the boats. She came to an anchor, and the regular watches were stationed as usual at
Grant's tenacity and Sherman's genius causes us to anticipate, the ultimate success of the combinations of the present campaign can, without the development of new resources on the part of the South, which neither they nor us appear to anticipate, be no longer a matter of reason able doubt. Miscellaneous. Martin R. Delancy, a full-blooded negro, has received a commission as major in the United States colored volunteer service, and has been ordered to report to General Saxton, at Hilton Head, for assignment to duty. This is the first instance of a negro receiving a commission as a field officer-except as a surgeon. The House Committee for the District of Columbia have, by investigation, as certained that recently seventy persons committed to the jail of the District of Columbia have been bailed out and sold to substitute brokers. Five or six of them were charged with grand larcenies, the remainder with trivial offences. It is reported that Major General W. S. Hanc
mo, all the Yankee troops in the Department of Florida started with three gunboats to capture St. Mark's. John Rodgers, of New London, Connecticut, has been sentenced to thirty days imprisonment for starving his horse to death. The first State election in 1865 takes place in New Hampshire on the second Tuesday of March. A Governor, Legislature and three members of Congress are to be chosen. A firm in Maine has contracted to furnish Government ice for New Orleans, Savannah, Hilton Head and Beaufort, South Carolina, Pensacola, Point Look-out, New York, Baltimore, Natchez, and Portsmouth, Virginia. General Julius Stahl has resigned his commission in the army. Lincoln has issued a proclamation pronouncing the pains and penalties attending desertion from the army and navy, or removal from any district to avoid the draft, and extending a pardon to those who have deserted, but shall report for duty within sixty days. A Cairo dispatch says that it is reported th
and all hands drowned. The War upon guerrillas. A Cairo telegram of the 25th communicates the following: A fight occurred between twenty of our troops and seventy guerrillas, thirty miles from Paducah, on Wednesday night. Twenty of the guerrillas were killed, including the notorious leader, Captain McDougal. Captain McGregory was killed on our side. General Meredith has several expeditions out, clearing West Kentucky of guerrillas. From Charleston. Dates from Hilton Head are to the 22d, but the news is unimportant: On the 17th, the survey steamer Bibb, while sounding the channel off Battery Bee, struck a torpedo, which exploded, throwing the bow of the vessel out of water, but she sustained no material damage, and none of her officers or crew are injured. A number of torpedoes have been raised, and the search is progressing.--The work of sounding the channel and fixing lights is progressing rapidly. Secretary Welles, Assistant Secretary F
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