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must be withdrawn and every port near the sea given up; even the masses of negroes must be armed and drilled, and they must trust to a grand concentration against Sherman, to the difficulties of the interior, and to his long distance from his base. Their leaders see that these are their final chances, and, like the vigorous military men they have always shown themselves, they cast everything else away to make the most of these.--If Sherman be defeated, they can afford to lose Charleston, Wilmington, or even Richmond. In fact, we expect to hear daily of the evacuation of the rebel capital, and of the transference of Lee, with the weight of his army, to There is a striking similarity between the courses of the campaign evidently marked out for the armies of the East and West, which cannot fail to impress one. General Sherman moved out from Chattanooga, and struck boldly for the sea, planting there a new water-base for future movements. Let Mobile, in the scheme of operations in t
. Deserters report that the last of Hardee's army was to have crossed the Santee river yesterday, bound for Charlotte, North Caaolina, and it was feared that Sherman had already intercepted their march. It is reported on similar authority that the last of Hood's army, twelve thousand strong, passed through Augusta last Sur the town had been taken possession of by Slocum's corps, some of our troops were fired on from the houses and some seventeen men killed, on account of which General Sherman ordered the town to be burned, which order was carried out to the letter. Deserters are constantly arriving in Charleston. About two hundred and seventyrsey, died suddenly on the 1st instant. An arrival from Beaufort, North Carolina, brings the intelligence that port is to be made a basis of supplies for General Sherman when Savannah and Charleston can no longer be used for that purpose. The draft in New Orleans has been renewed, after four days suspension.--The people a
th to one-quarter per cent. The London News of the 16th February is hopeful that good will still result from the peace conference. The desire of both sections for peace has been manifested in an unmistakable manner, and the two Governments will have to convince their several supporters that peace is not obtainable, and why, before they can restore the state of feeling which existed before the recent meeting. It may be that those New York journals are right which predict that Grant and Sherman must find a basis for peace before negotiations can be resumed, though it would be rash to come to that conclusion on their imperfect information. But even in that case we shall look forward to an early renewal of overtures. The end has not come, but we trust and believe it is in sight. The London Times remarks that the failure of negotiations was to be anticipated, and the war must go forward until it is brought to an end by the inability of either one party or the other to prolong t