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The Daily Dispatch: December 23, 1864., [Electronic resource], House servants for Hire. (search)
From the Charleston papers of the 17th we take the following intelligence about the fall and position of Fort McAllister. The Courier says: "The fort was carried by assault at 3 o'clock on Tuesday morning, the 13th instant, by the port
C. Anderson, of Savannah.
The main body of Sherman's army, it is believed, still threaten Savannah.
The capture of Fort McAllister, at the mouth of the Ogeechee, will enable the enemy to co-operate with the fleet in any attack on the city.
No fur t puts the enemy's land forces in co-operation with their fleet, does not necessarily involve the loss of the city.
Fort McAllister is about twenty miles from Savannah; and beyond that, the land operations of the enemy will be checked by three form 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.
The Daily Dispatch: December 30, 1864., [Electronic resource], The evacuation of
The Daily Dispatch: January 4, 1865., [Electronic resource], The evacuation of
Savannah — the Latest statements from Southern sources. (search)
The evacuation of Savannah — the Latest statements from Southern sources. The Charleston Courier contains a letter giving a very interesting statement of the evacuation of Savannah. The writer says: Our fortifications extended from the Savannah river, some four miles above the city, on our right, to the Little Ogeechee river, near the Gulf railroad, some eight miles from the city, on our left.--We held Fort McAllister, on the west bank of the Ogeechee, a few miles below the Gulf railroad. We also had strong batteries at Rose Dew, between the two Ogeechees, at Beaulieu, Thunderbolt, Causlin's Bluff, etc., and troops stationed on Isle of Hope and Whitmarsh islands. Our newly-erected fortifications on the land side of the city were very strong and capable of turning back almost any kind of assault, though they were not commenced till after Sherman had nearly reached Milledgeville. Sherman's army appeared before these works about the 8th or 9th instant, and on Saturday, the