A New York paper publishes a private letter from a lady in Savannah
, received in that city since the fall of Savannah
It shows who have been delighted at the arrival of the Yankees
The following is an extract:
"Next door to me is quartered a portion of the Twentieth corps, New York Volunteers.
They are so delighted to hear I am from New York that my kitchen is just filled all the time with them.
Sarah takes great delight in making coffee for them, and doing for them what we can. I have a picket walking up and down before my door all day and night, to guard me, and they take the best care of me; and, only think, I have made the first flag.
The Second division met with an accident; their brigade flag fell in the fire, and they had no flag when they came here.
Each division has a flag--First, red star; Second, white star, and Third, blue.
So I made the bonnie blue flag, with the single white star, and there is not one of the men but knows it, and seems perfectly delighted. S. says he believes I am the happiest woman in Savannah
It is glorious, my dear sister, to be free once more and fell that I will soon be with you all, to stay just as long as I please.
"This morning I went to St. John's Church. Mr. McRae
He did not read the prayer for the President
of the United States
, but will next Sunday.
All the churches were open to-day, except Christ Church.
I hope it will be open on Sunday, for I shall take great pleasure in seeing a Union man in the pulpit.
sent off his assistant before he left.
What fools some people have been!
They will see their folly when too late, I fear.
Last evening Major
F. called on me; he was delighted to see me, and I him. Invited him to dine with us, but he could not, as his duty called him away.
Said he expected to be in New York in January.--I find I have a great many friends, and I assure you it is very pleasant, after having been so long alone.
is to review the troops to-day, and I feel quite anxious to witness it. To-day Major
I met him in Washington
when I came on here, two years ago. He is on General Barry
I have so much to tell you all; I am nearly beside myself with joy. Last evening I sent General Sherman
a Christmas present.
May God bless him, for he has brought more joy to my heart than has been there for many a long day. Mr.
B. and Mr. R. called to-day to see me. I told them I felt so happy I hardly knew what to do with myself."