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ter's breaking off had been foreseen. The last line he wrote, and the last proof he corrected, are among these papers through which I have sorrowfully made my way. The condition of the little pages of manuscript where death stop ped his hand shows that he had carried them about, often taken them out of his pocket, here and there, for patient revision and interlineation. The last words he corrected in print were, And my heart throbbed with an exquisite bliss." God grant that on that Christmas eve, when he laid his head back on his pillow and threw up his arms as he had been wont to do when very weary, some consciousness of duty done and Christian hope throughout life humbly cherished, may have caused his own heart so to throb when he passed away to his Redeemer's rest! He was found peacefully lying as above described composed, undisturbed, and to all appearance asleep, on the 24th of December, 1863. He was only in his fifty third year — so young a man that the mother who ble
A Richmond Refugee Arrives at Fortress Monroe. A telegram from Fortress Monroe, on Christmas eve, announces the arrival of George E. Baker, a telegraph operator of this city, who was recently put in Castle Thunder for forgery and attempting to run off to the enemy. The dispatch says: A telegraph operator, named Baker, belonging to one of the chief offices in Richmond, escaped from that city night before last, and succeeding in eluding the vigilance of the rebel pickets, made his way successfully into our lines yesterday afternoon. He was subjected to a sworn examination by Lieutenant-General Grant, and stated that intelligence of the fall of Savannah, and the capture of the entire force--13,000 in number, commanded by General Hardee--had reached Richmond a few hours before he made his escape. There was a report prevailing at the same time to the effect that Fort Fisher, commanding the entrance to Wilmington, had also fallen, through a combined attack by Major-Gener
lish a newspaper. On the morning of the 24th the first number of the Savannah Loyal Georgian made its appearance. The editor is Captain M. Summers, assistant quartermaster, United States volunteers. The motto of the paper is, "Redeemed, Regenerated and Disen thralled. The Union--It Must and Shall be Preserved." The paper is mainly filled up with rebel advertisements, but a few admirable editorials appear. Headquarters of the commanding generals. [From the Savannah Loyal Georgian, December 24.] General Sherman has his headquarters at the house of Mr. Charles Green. General Howard's headquarters are at the house of Mr. Molyneux, late British Consul at Savannah who is now in Europe. General Slocum's headquarters are at the late residence of Hon. John E. Ward. General Geary, commandant of the post, has his office in the Bank building, next door to the custom house. General Sherman attended St. John's Episcopal Church. The edifice is located nearly opposit
d shots at the command while passing through that place. Several hundred horses and cattle were captured and driven in, but there was no systematic attempt made to capture or destroy property, save in one instance, where Captain Oliver, with the Fourth New York, went out; but getting lost in the fog, and surrounded by an invisible foe, the command did not do much damage. Threatened attack on Baton Rouge. The New Orleans correspondent of the New York Herald writes under date of December 24th: Twenty-five hundred rebels, under Scott and Wirt Adams, threaten to attack Baton Rouge. They are in the neighborhood of the town, and say they will eat their Christmas dinner there. --General Burton is prepared to give them a warm reception. The cost of the torpedo that did not Blow up Fort Fisher. A correspondent of the New York Tribune, writing about that torpedo that Admiral Porter had read so much about that he could not help trying one, says: Every appliance w
rticles, which are forced together by compression — wedged in, as it were — so that the greater the pressure the greater is the resistance. The more shot, therefore, there are fired into a work constructed of sand, the firmer, and stronger it becomes. And hence, too, the profile of Fort Fisher, notwithstanding the terrible fire to which it was exposed, and the large number of enormous missiles fired into it, remains perfectly intact. I doubt whether the importance of the victory on the 24th and 25th of December is fully appreciated either in Richmond or by the country. I am certain that the conduct of Colonel Lamb, both before and during the battle, cannot be too highly commended. A native of Norfolk, about thirty-four years of age, modest in his bearing, simple in his manners, but full of energy and spirit and unflagging industry, he has for three years given all his energies and all his time to his work with a skill and intelligence that can hardly be surpassed. He seems t
Blockade-Running. --A letter from a gentleman who ran out of Wilmington harbor on Christmas eve, while the first attack on Fort Fisher was being made, says that the Talisman, which also ran out, was lost at sea. Her crew have arrived at Nassau. The letter, which is dated at Saint Georges, January 1st, says cotton commenced rising rapidly at the first news of an attack on Fort Fisher. The blockade-runners are preparing to move their headquarters from Wilmington. In connection with this f affairs. On learning that Fort Fisher had fallen, the ships put to sea again, hoping to get in at Charleston, we suppose.--The splendid and favorite steamship Coquette, on her last outward trip, carried one thousand two hundred and fifty bales of cotton, the largest cargo taken from Charleston, one half of which was for Government account." Since writing the above, we learn that the steamer Stagg, which ran out of Wilmington on Christmas eve, was captured a few nights ago, returning.
Immense excitement in California. --In San Francisco, on the afternoon of December 24th, an "extra," purporting to have been published from the office of the Alta and Bulletin, was issued, and caused great excitement. It announced the capture of Richmond and Savannah, and a whole column was devoted to such startling captions as "Lee's Army Whipped," "General Butler Mortally Wounded," "Grand Assault on Savannah," "General Hardee and Ten Thousand Men Taken Prisoners," "Fighting in the Streets of Richmond," "Every House a Fortress," "The Final Blow Dealt the Rebellion," "Gold Down to Eighty-four."
The Fenians. New York, December 24. --It is reported that Colonel O'Mahoney has received dispatches from the "Head Centre," Stephens, calling for prompt and decided action by the Fenians. The crisis is said to be near at hand.
New York, December 24. --The Herald's Toronto special says an agent of our Post-office Department and the United States Consul in Toronto have recently found in bond, in the custom-house in that city, ten thousand dollars' worth of United States three-cent letter stamps, part of a consignment to a house here by the Confederate agent in Liverpool. Our Government received information in August last, and an injunction on the stamps has been gotten out, and the question of their proprietorship is shortly to be argued before a Canadian court. They are supposed to form a portion of the captures of the Florida.
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