Small Por and Starvation among the Yankees — a feeling of safety — during Brover.
Columbia S. C., Jan. 18, 1862.
I have just conversed with an intelligent soldier, who informs me that the Yankees
at Port Royal
have sent a flag of truce to our camp, stating that the negroes were dying of small pox, and that food was so scarce that they would starve if not removed from the Island
There is no doubt but that the Yankees
are suffering greatly, and are likely to suffer much more, from disease and the lack of proper food at Port Royal
The recent battle near Beaufort
has very much encouraged the people throughout the State
The fact that the Yankees
were so easily driven back to their watery dens induce the belief that they never will be able to make any considerable advance into the country.
From all accounts there never was much more daring bravery than thus manifested by our men at the late battle near Port Royal
There are to be found but few men in any part of this State who could be of service in the army, Old men, boys; and the fair sex are all now left to galdden South Carolina