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different estimates of the strength of Sherman's army. By some, his forces have been estimated as high as sixty thousand. We learned, on yesterday, through a trust worthy source, that General Hampton reported his force to consist of four corps of infantry, of seven thousand men each, and a body of cavalry, of from four to five thousand men. His artillery will, perhaps, swell the numbers of his main column to thirty-five thousand. If we give Gillmore, at Charleston, ten thousand men, and Schofield, at Wilmington, fifteen thousand, we shall estimate the whole Yankee force now operating in the Carolinas at sixty thousand men. This, we think, is not far from the mark. The Yankee papers make the figures much larger, and give Sherman an immense cavalry force. The question of a State Convention. The House of Delegates, on yesterday, passed a resolution to submit to the people, at the general election on the fourth Thursday of this month, whether or not a convention of the State s
The Daily Dispatch: March 2, 1865., [Electronic resource], Proclamation by the President, appointing a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer, with thanksgiving. (search)
The news. The Richmond and Petersburg lines. The mud keeps everything at a standstill in the armies before Richmond and Petersburg. Grant still holds a heavy force at Hatcher's run, ready to launch in the direction of the Southside road on the return of the first dry weather. The enemy reported at Staunton. We stated on yesterday that the enemy, in heavy force, believed to be mostly cavalry, were advancing up the Valley towards Staunton. As yet we have received no official information on the subject of their advance. From the South. We hear nothing from Sherman, Schofield or Schimmelfenning. It is believed that bottomless and impassable mud surrounds them all. General Singleton and Judge Hughes. General Singleton and Judge Hughes, the Yankee commercial agents, and not peace commissioners, have arrived in the city, and are stopping at the Spotswood Hotel.
The Daily Dispatch: March 3, 1865., [Electronic resource], Proclamation by the President, appointing a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer, with thanksgiving. (search)
columns would have had the honor of first occupying the city. As it was, the troops of General Terry pushed into town about 9 o'clock, and with that discipline which characterizes their veteran organization, waited not to loiter about, as soldiers are wont to do when they enter the limits of towns generally, but pushed on after the retreating foe--one regiment only, the One Hundred and Sixty-ninth New York, being left as a temporary guard until other dispositions might be made by General Schofield. Major Terry met the Mayor, Mr. John Dawson, who expressed his willingness to surrender the city and place it under the protection of the Union troops.-- Major Terry communicated the fact to his father, General Terry, who, at the court-house, thereupon formally received the surrender of Wilmington from its chief executive, His Honor Mayor Dawson. Were the city of Wilmington located north of Mason and Dixon's line, with the present 22d day of February occurring in the earlier
. Gold, 200 1-2. Army movements — Sherman and Schofield reported to have made a junction — Grant's left reved in that city announce, as probable, a union of Schofield's forces with Sherman on Monday, the 27th instant,care of the sick and wounded. The rumor that Schofield has formed a junction with Sherman is regarded hernfident of General Sherman's ability, even without Schofield's forces, to take care of himself and manage any fta; and on our side, Grant facing Lee at Richmond, Schofield in North Carolina, left by the evacuation of Wilmivalry were fortunate enough to strike Florence, or Schofield to seize Wilmington before Hardee's arrival at the that of Grant and that of Sherman. The forces of Schofield will necessarily join one or the other of these asediate duty by the fall of Wilmington. Which Army Schofield will join will depend upon the relative force of oborders of North Carolina to attack Sherman before Schofield joins him; whether, in either of these cases, he m
e Yankee news from Sherman is not very clear. The latest news from Wilmington says: General Schofield was understood to be still maintaining his advanced position some ten miles from Wilmingtoheir conception. The line of which Goldsboro' would be the great centre is already flanked by Schofield's possession of this point and Newbern. Moreover, intelligence is at hand as I write that Sheity. Supplies will await him at that point should he touch it, sent up the Cape Fear river by Schofield. The Yankees captured Georgetown, South Carolina, a little town on the coast, and in theignals, with General Sherman, who is said to be some twelve miles off. Officers from General Schofield's army, who left Wilmington the 1st instant, bring the important intelligence that deserteoath of allegiance, at the present time all the stores would be again doing business. But General Schofield is determined that only those who have been loyal, and not those who have been convinced i
From Newbern. --General Schofield in command — Nothing from Sherman — Our troops reported to have reached Salisbury. Newbern, March 7, via Philadelphia, March 12. --Major General Schofield has arrived here, having left Wilmington on Monday last. We have no news from Sherman, and the enemy's papers appear to be equally ignorant. The roads are had which no doubt delays his progress. A letter has been received here from a young man who has been in the Salisbury prison for two yeaMajor General Schofield has arrived here, having left Wilmington on Monday last. We have no news from Sherman, and the enemy's papers appear to be equally ignorant. The roads are had which no doubt delays his progress. A letter has been received here from a young man who has been in the Salisbury prison for two years, stating that he was liberated by the Union forces. The enemy are in considerable force at Kinston; Lee's corps, from Hoods army, is reported there. Yesterday the enemy captured some of our skirmishers near Kinston. Major Osborn, of the 15th Connecticut regiment is reported wounded and a prisoner. Our captures will offset the enemies thus far. Gen. Bragg is in command at Kinston. Major General J. D. Cox is in command of our forces, who are confident of success when a gen
rch 21. --Passengers who arrived to-day from City Point say: News from General Sherman reached there on Sunday through two scouts who left him last week. He had occupied Goldsboro' without opposition, having connected with General Schofield. [The New York Times discredits the report, though it thinks that, by last Wednesday, Sherman had occupied Goldsboro', as he left Fayetteville on the 14th for that point.] Steamers daily ascend the Neuse river with supplies for ScSchofield's and Sherman's armies. A Union meeting in Wilmington, North Carolina--speech of the Mayor. The Yankees are making a grand parade over a Union meeting held in Wilmington on the 14th. The proceedings took place at the theatre, and are published in the Wilmington Herald of the Union, the Yankee paper there. We extract the following from the account, giving in full the names of the citizens published as being present: A small detachment of Colonel Randlett's provost guard w
The War news. The Richmond and Petersburg lines. Nothing of interest has occurred on these lines. On the north side, all is quiet. Grant's army in front of Petersburg has, for several days, been in some commotion, which is thought to indicate that he is either sending off troops to North Carolina or preparing to make another move against the Southside railroad. From North Carolina--Sherman's movements. The New York Times says that Sherman was to meet Schofield at Goldsboro' on the 21st instant, that is, last Tuesday. Though it is probable that Sherman was late in reaching the trysting place, intelligence received through the Raleigh papers goes to show that he has set out in that direction. The Raleigh Confederate of Thursday says that, on the evening and night of the 20th, Sherman moved from Bentonsville towards Goldsboro'. The distance from Bentonsville to Goldsboro' is about twenty miles. Referring to affairs after the battle of Bentonsville, the Confeder
on telegram of the 22d says: The Republican extra says the Government has received intelligence that, on Sunday last, General Sherman's army entered Goldsboro', North Carolina. His march was unopposed. The two armies of Sherman and Schofield have formed a junction. The Republican extra further says Sherman's present command is sufficiently formidable to confront Lee's whole army in the open field, without the assistance of Grant, and no force that the rebels may raise can impe than Kinston, where the railroad bridge, which was without a draw, obstructed further progress. The completion of the railroad from Kinston to Goldsboro' together with the navigation of the Neuse to Kinston, will fully supply both Sherman and Schofield. Both Beaufort and Newbern will be made bases of supplies. The steamer Euterpe sailed to day for Beaufort with a cargo of clothing for Sherman's army. Quartermaster-General Meigs was a passenger on board. General Grant's plans.
The mail yesterday brought us Raleigh papers of Friday last, the 24th: The situation. The Progress says it is generally understood that Sherman and Schofield have effected a junction at Goldsboro', and adds: "What the situation of the two opposing armies in this vicinity is, we know not. There are many rumors, with which it is useless to burden our columns; but we think it our duty, as a journalist, to say to those who intend leaving, in the event the enemy reach Raleigh, thpt some little skirmishing." The strength of Sherman's army. The following statement of the strength of Sherman's army was found in the headquarters of one of his generals after its owner had left. This represents its strength without Schofield's troops, which have since joined it: "No field-pieces over 22-pounders.--Aggregate of field-pieces, 96. "Corps Commanders.--Fourteenth corps, Jeff. Davis; Fifteenth corps, Logan; Seventeenth corps, Blair; Twentieth corps, Williams;
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