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Savannah daily herald. (Savannah, Ga.) 1865-1866, January 14, 1865, Image 1

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SAVANNAH DAILY HERALD. voiL.usnfe ►No. 3.f i ||abinmsh • IS rCBUCBHHD KTBBR BVBNISG, SUNDAYS EXCEPTED, K* W. HASON A CO. , TBRM&J P«# Copy Pfao Cents. Pter Hundred $3 &e. PtaYear.r ...$lO 00, ASTBBtizme; A limited number of Advertisemeete will be re ceived at the rate of Twenty Cents per Line for first insertion,and Fifteen Cents per Line for each subsequent insertion; invariably in advance. Ad vertisements should be handed *in before noon of each day. JOB PRINTING in every style, neatly and promptly done. NORTHERN NEWS. New lorh Dates to Jai. 9h> ►ran LATEST WAR SEWS. 3MMMM HEX TO TjULE THE FIELD THMEB THE LAST CALL. Ac., dbc.* &c. By the arrival of the Fulton we have - Hew York papers to the 9th, from which we make extracts containing the most Li&portsnt sm-f-s- • WAS NEWS. Mbmgphis, Tenn, Tuesday, Jan 3, \ via Cairo, Friday, Jim. 6. ) General Dana lias received information from his cavalry force sent out from here on the 21st of Decemtier. They struck the Mobile and Ohio Railroad five miles below Corinth, and had, on the 27th, ut terly destroyed it to below Oakalona. Twenty-nine bridges, a great deal of trestle work, thirty-two railroad cars, three hundred army wagons and four houaand carbines were destroyed. Forrest’s camp of dismounted men at Everona was dispersed. Six officers and twenty men were captured. The expe dition did not lose a man. Gen. Grier son has orders to destroy the road as far as Meridian, and release our prisoners at Oatowabda if passible. _ [Correspondence of the New York Times.] The last heard from Hood was that portions ot his army passed through Ja cinto and liienzi,! on the Mobile and Ohio road, and that he was making with all possible speed in the direction of Okalona, Miss. The railroad is cut south of him and he is without railroad and telegraphic communication from any point of the compass. In the meantime Gen. Thomas’ superb army is preparing for anew aggressive campaign. Our new base will be upon the Tennessee River, probably at East port, a small town in Mississippi, about 28 miles north of Florence. This will deprive Nashville of much of its vast im portance. The military eye will at a glance comprehend the magnificence and strength of the situation of the North west, Florence, Tuscumbia, luka and Corinth are all in our possession, and the telegraph willjfce in operation between ,these places this week, and the railroad communication will sppedily follow.— This will give us a ‘‘belt” of.territory with Memphis on the right and Chattanooga and Knoxville on the left. The entire State of Tennessee, for the first time during the war las been thoroughly cleaned out, and no rebels in amts occupy any of territory. General Thomas has officially informed Gov. Johnson of this f act, and adds that the Btate must uow keep itself, as his army may soon be operating elsewhere. MISSION TO RICMOND. [From the Times, 6th.) t Jttr. Blair, Senior, left Washington for SAVANNAH, SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 1865. City Point on Saturday. It is reported that a pass from the rebel Secretary of War is waiting lor him, allowing him a safe conduct to Richmond. It is under stood now that he goes without any offi cial authority, The President on Friday sent to the Senate the nomination of a large number of military officers, including Sherman, Meade, Sheridan and Thomas, for Major Generalships in the regular aripy; Han cock and others for Brigadier General ships in the regular army, and about forty Major Generals and Brigadier Gen erals of Volunteers. Gen. Thomas has been appointed Ma jor General in the regular army, vice Jno. C. Fremont, resigned, to date from Dec. 15, the date of his .great victory over Hcfod. The appointment is said to have been made at the request of Gen. Giant. Brevet Maj; Gen. George Crook has been made full Major Genera of Volunteers. 300,000 MEN TC TAKE TIIK FIELD UNDER THE LATE CALL. ; An important order has just been Is sued bp Provost Marshal General Fry, announcing that under the recent call for 300.000 troops, issued on the 19th ot last month, the numbers specified must ac tually be placed in the field. No credits are, therefore, to be allowed for any re cruits under this call who were in the United States service at the date above mentioned, and a thorough revision of the quotas of the various districts must JtoW take place. LATE REBEL NEWS. FULL FILES OF CHARLESTON PAPERS TO THE 12th. IMPORTANT PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR OF SOUTH CAROLINA. Oisorga&zadon in the Rebel Army, &c., &c., &c. We have received full files of late rebel papers, including the Charleston Courier and Mercury of the 12th. We make the following interesting extracts: Ihe Statk of Souti! Carolina.—Headquar ters, Charleston, December 29, 1864.—Special Orders,--The Legislature of South Carolina has doclareiT that all free white men between the ages of sixteen and sixty years, not already in Confederate service, shall be liable tp militia ser vice. The city of Charleston requires for its defence all within its limits who are between these ages. This service is for the defence of our homes. It cannot be declined except by those who are un willing to defend that State whose laws protect them; that city by which they are sheltered. All will come forth : all must come forth, The free proffer of service is what the State desires. The service not proffered will be demanded. Officers charged with the organization o? this force will, as much as possible, reconcile the service with the employments in business, or labor of those who are ready to perform it. They who promptly respond to the call of the State,are entitled to and will receive from it a careful con sideration of all that affects their welfare. Vacancies in all organizations in the city of Charleston will be. tilled without delay by ap pointment. The most active means adopted, to complete all enrollments and perfect every or ganization. Arrest and ' punishment, as provided by law will be only resorted to when indispensably ne cessary. It is hoped that in no case be necessary to resort to either. The enrollment and organization of Regiments, Battalions or Independent Companies will be re ported to the Adjutant and Inspector General. Officers will exercise all the authority with which they are invested to maintain the respect due the Law of the State, which requires for its defence he service of those who live within her limits and under its protection. In this service there are no exemptions : none can be allowed except under special circum stances. Certificates of disability, or other causes, in consequence of which exemptions have been hitherto granted, will not be regard ed, unless renewed. Exemption from this ser vice is what no one wUI ask who is true to the State. If there are any not true to our State, they have no proper place among those who now prepare for her defence. A, G. Hjlokatb. By the Gfcvernor. Official: A. C, Qaxiington, Adjutant and In spector General , Siege of Charleston —five Hundred and Fifty-Second Day-Nothing has oc curred to disturb the quiet state ot affairs which, existed at last report. The flag of truce communication for the delivery of the Savannah refugees has been chf aged from Savannah river, and will take place off Charleston harbor this morning. We hope an effort will be made by our city authorities and citizens to receive these exiles with a hospitality worthy the fair fame of old Charleston. Office Provost Marshal General, Drp’t of So. Ca., Ga. Fla., Charleston, 8. C., January 9, 1865. Special Notice. —An armed Guard of Cavalry and Infantry will patrol the streets of this city day and night for the purpose of apprehending deserters and skulkers from the service of the country, as well as to aid in preserving good or der and quiet and to protect the persons and property of citizens of this commu nity, who are requested to facilitate the guard in executing their orders, and to give information at this office of a!l soldiers or other persons who may be absent without proper authority from their commands, or .shirking service.— The co-operatic a of all citizens is earn estly solicited. . . Wm. J. Gayer, A. A. G. and Provost Marshal General January 10. [From the Mercury of the 12.2 Prompt Reform.— The condition of this Military Department,, as embraced within the limits of Georgia and South Carolina, is anything but satisfactory to any man who is aware of facts, and has capacity to understand their bearing. We presume there is no one in this Depart ment to whom the condition of our pres ent military organizations is less satisfac tory than to the General commanding.— Probably there is no one so thoroughly aware of the lamentable disorganization that prevails in certain corps and section of [ns command. His Department has been newly turned into his hands, and many of the troops are new to him and to this Department. They came to him under the command of imbeciles; he has received them, a herd of stragglers and outlaws. The enemy does not Intend to wait upon our leisure. And there'is much to do. Before bringing ourselves to face the enemy, it is absolutely essential that those "in command bring themselves to face the vital evil3 existent within our own lines. The path we now are travel ing, is straight'to destruction. The crisis of the Confederacy has arrived in fatal earnest. The result of the. next six months will bring the Confederacy to the ground, or will reinstate its power.— Without reform we are doomed. There is nothing before us that cannot be overcome; but to do it, there must be anew state of things instituted. We say again; there must be nerve. Men in command must not be afraid to die— They must not be afraid to kill. Officers must be killed—n<?t mere privates. Re form .must begin at the top, not at the bottom of the service. .To reach the pri vate, Captains must be shot—to reach the Captains, Colonels must be shot We‘want no child’s play—we want cm' army. We want no more Jeff. Davis foolery; we want one atom of brains, one 6park of nerve—we want no more Burnamism —we want no more mermaids with heads of monkeys and fishy attachment the neither extremities —we want men, real men, earnest men—North Carolina, Georgia and South Carolina are in no mood for trifling. They have had enough of this sort of thing. They don’t intend to have much mere. South Caro- lina don’t intend to be conquered. Pho intends to fight. She don’t intend to be hampered or turned over to the enemy. When she is thus dealt with, there wul be a reckoning—a reckoning where there will be no respecters of person. We want implicit order and calm forecast We stand to-day as gladiators, stripped to the fight—we are ready and trained to enter the struggle,for life or for death. South Carolina is ready to become the arena of, the Republic. Her sons are ready for the contest. Make of her whole soil a military camp—strip her to the waist; she will not shrink. But give her her gauntlets and her sword, and she is ready to stand or fall where she is. If, however, commanding officers will not do their duty in this matter, let all men shut their books, for the end will have well nigh come. The time is short; —will it be improved ? The Resorted Outrages in Mil- LEDGEvir.LK.—The editor of the Fayette ville Observer has seen a letter from a clergyman in Savannah, written three days before the evacuation of that place, in which he was requested to correct the story of Yankee outrages on ladies in Milledgeville while Sherman held that place. The writer bad been assured by Gen. Wayne that he had letters from ladies in Milledgeville, stating that no such violence had been attempted; and that Gen. Beauregard, who was thero after Sherman, has stated that it was not true that such atrocities had been com mitted. The writer says the story is un questionably false, intended to excite public feeling against the enemy. He naturally concludes that a contradiction will relieve those who have (fiends in Sa vannah. It is one of the disgraceful incidents connected with the amazing march of Sherman through Georgia that the world has been treated to lies of all sorts by the people of that State. Besides the newspaper statements of these outrages, We had, says the Obser ver, verbal assurances of the truthfulness such as led us to believe them unhesitat ingly. It is due to truth that they should either be absolutely established by the Georgia press, or absolutely con tradict ed.—Charleston Courier. Richmond papers of January 2, an nounce that Hood's army is south of the Tennessee river ; but there is reason to doubt the truth of the story. They ad mit that he is suffering for the want of rations and commissary stores ; but claim, several before unheard of successes lor him. A terrible picture is given in these rebel prints of the disaster to the Roanoke river expedition, which lacks materially in the important feature of truth, The Examiner declares Jefi’. Davis to be panic stricken at the condition4o which he has reduced the confederacy, and thinks it needs a more competent leader. General Beauregard, in a despatch dated at Char leston, 8. C., on the 2d mat., informs the rebel War Department that the Union raiders have returned from Mobile and Ohio Railroad, going westward. He say* that the damage done by.them “will bo repaired in about ten days.” A'wax who had brutally assaulted hi* wife was lately brought before Justice Cole, of Albany, and Lad a good deal to say about getting justice. “Justice! ” re plied Cole, “you can’t get it here. Thig Court has no power to'hang you.” One of our Shenandoah valley corres pondent’s says that information has >een received direct from Richmond that rebel troops are being hurried off to Branehville, South Ca rolina, ad jacent region, for the purpose of attempt ing to check an anticipated northward movement from Savannah of General Sheiman s army. i PRICE IFlve Cent*