The Augusta Constitutionalist
gathers from some lady refugees from Savannah
the following about affairs in that unfortunate city:
is reported as a strikingly ugly man--one of those Mokanna faces, not easily forgotten.
He is a devout member of the Episcopal Church, and did not curse until he was ordered to leave Savannah
on another campaign.
His army is under rigid discipline, and he thinks nothing of degrading officers for contravention of orders and shooting privates for brigandage.
Of course he knows how to wink at a number of things, but when politic he cashiers and shoots.
"The bulk of the army is Yankee
, though Germans, Irish and Indians abound.
They scorn the idea of fighting for the negro, and wax wrathy when called abolitionists.
They express a great admiration for President Davis
, and think the "rebellion" would have collapsed long since had it not been for him. Their hatred of Lincoln
is somewhat cordial.
The 'Stars and Stripes,' however, are everything.
is not much esteemed.
The infantry regard him with aversion, and say that Wheeler
can whip him at any time.
"Little boys in Savannah
are liberally treated to sugar candy.
Some of the ladies of Savannah
baked and sold bread for a support, but Sherman
roughly informed them that they had better save their flour, as when it had gone they need expect nothing of him.
"Of three hundred of our soldiers, captured after the evacuation, all but twenty took the oath.
As soon as they had done so Sherman
sent them to prison at the North
"The Yankee authorities declare that they have marked all the rich men who have taken the oath to save their property.
It will not serve their purpose.
occasionally gives receptions for the negroes.
At these levees, the Yankee
demigod stands on a dais and receives the adoration of the darkies, who call him their 'Saviour,' etc."