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[From the Savannah Herald Extra of Sunday
morning, Jan. 22.]
TWO BAITS ItATER'
New York Dates to the 16th.
We are indebted to Capt. Silas Spicer
Harbor Master, Mr. A. A. Rice, of Ad
ams Express, and other kind friends, for
complete Northern files to the 10th, from
which wemake extracts.
Washington, Jan. 11, 1865.
A refugee who left Richmond two
weeks ago says: The report that Lee
has sent troops to meet Sherman in
South Carolina is confirmed; but the
knowledge of all military movements is
so well kept that it is not known in the
rebel army what troops nor the num
bers that have gone, although it is now
three weeks since they started. The up
per classes among the people of Rich
mond profess to be confident of the suc
cess of the rebels; but the poorer classes,
who have severely felt the effect of the
depreciated currency, are heartily sick
and tired of the war and anxious for any
mode of relief.
St. Loris. Jau. 14, 1865.
# (governor Fletcher issued a proclama
tion to-day declaring Missouri a free
State, in accordance with the emancipa
tion ordinance passed by the State Con
vention. Hundreds of business houses
and private residences were brilliantly
illuminated to-night. Bands of music
are playing, fire-works are exploding,
and thousands of enthusiastic citizens
throng the streets to witness the grand
[From theN. Y. Herald, Jan. IG.]
A Cairo despatch states that General
Thomas and his staff were at Paducah,
Ky., a few days ago. Deserters from
the rebel Forrest’s command are constant
ly coming into Cairo and taking the
oath of allegiance to the government.
There appears to be no longer any
doubt about the evacuation by the na
tional troops of some of the frontier
posts in Arkansas, regarding which tele
grams have been so contradictory for
some days past. Our St. Louis corres
pondent assures us that Fort Smith and
Van Buren have been abandoned, and
'fhat Fort Gibson in the Indian Territory,
nc doubt, soon will be. The garrison at
Fayetteville, Ark., has not yet been
withdrawn. These places are not given
up from any difficulty about holding
them against the rebels, but because the
objects to be gained by their possession
we not an equivalent for the necessary
SAVANNAH, HA., MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 1865.
expenditure in men and supplies. That
the rebel General Price is dead seems to
be settled by a rebel official order which
has been received at Little Rock by the
Union commander, General Reynolds.—
This order, which is dated at the head
quarters of the rebel army in Arkansas,
on the sth of December, announces
Price’s death, and names General Fagin
as his successor. Twelve new black
hosues are to be built on the Southwest
branch of the Pacific Railroad, to pre
vent rebel raids in future from Arkansas
The Union men of Missouri still con
tinue to hunt down the rebel guerillas in
that State, who are nothing less than
organized murderers and robbers. Re
cently a parly of the Home Guards and
the Ninth "Missouri cavalry pursued
through several of the interior counties
the noted Jim Jackson, whom, with
seventeen of his men, they succeeded in
overtaking and killing.
By way of Cairo we have New Or
leans advices to the 7th instant. Gen.
Canby had issued another and more
striugent order against trade w T ith insur
rectionary districts. Persons going from
his lines into those of the enemy for the
purpose of carrying on trade, unless they
have special permits, will, it caught, for
feit the goods found in their possession.
There are no new military movements
Nashville, Jan. 15, 18G5.
The Tennessee Union State Conven
tion, in its session to-day, nominated
Parson W. G. Brownlow for Governor
A delegate asked if he would accept,
whereupon he responded in the follow
ing language :
Gentlemen— l settle the controversy
by assuring you that I will accept. [Ap
plause.] I caimot be expected to do
anything more, and I certainly ought to
do no less than tender to you, as a con
vention, my sincere and unfeigned
thanks tor the honor and distinction you
have conferred upon me. I will not
speak to you at length now, gentlemen,
but what I lack in speaking, if the peo
ple should ratify the nomination made
by you, I will try to make up in deeds
and acts, and, God being my help, if you
wili send up a Legislature to reorganize
the militia, and pass other necessary
business, I will put an end to this infer
nal system of guerilla lighting, in the
State in East, Middle and West Tennes
see, it we have to shoot every man con
cerned in such business—(loud and long
continued applause, and which the Par
The Convention are nominating mem
bers of the Legislature to-night.
The Richmond Enquirer* of the 13th
inst., contains the following from the
The Yankees, about four thousand
strong, are at Franklin Mills, on Dog
river, without transportation Their ap
plies are received by way of Dog river.—
Owing to the formation of the country
their position is unassailable. Our forces
are in the proper position to thwart any
move they may make. In a- skirmish
the other clay two or three* Yankees were
killed and five captured.
(From theN. Y. Tribune,-Jan. 16.
Tennessee.— A Convention of the
Unionists of Tennessee, met in Nashville
last Monday, and remained in session
till Friday. Over one hundred delegates
were present, representing nearly every
coumy. Hon. Horace Maynard, Judges
Shackelford, Miligan and Tiewhitt. Par
son Brownlow, (fen. Gillem, and many
other men of note, were delegates, and
Gov. Andrew Johnson, (Vice Fresident
elect,) attended, and spoke by invitation.
As results of its deliberations, the Con
vention unanimously decreed—
1. The abrogation and extinction of
the pretended secession of Tennessee
from the Union in 1801, with the prepara-
tory “ military league” made with the
Slaveholders’s Contederacv by Gov. Hare
ris and a majority of his Legislature :
2- The Abolition of Slavery, instantly
and forever, throughout the State, with
out compensation to the slaveholders. •
3. A prohibition of any future pay
ment to or provision for the said slave
holders by any tuture Legislature.
These propositions are submitted to
to the loyal people of Tennessee, to be
adopted or rejected by them at an elec
tion to be held on" the February. If
ratified, an election for Governor aud
Legislature is to be held on the 4th of
Os course, there were a good many
Union Colonels and Captains in attend
ance on the Convention, since nearly
every Unionist in the Statte either is or
has been in arms agaiqst the rebels. —
Should Jeff. Davis ever reconquer Ten
nessee, we have little doubt that he
would question the validity of the doings
and decisions of this body ; but since he
is net likely to have a chance, we judge
that they will be ratified and will stand.
Slavery, therefore, may fairly consider
itself dead in Tennessee. And they by
whose votes it thus summarily abolished
were nearly all its sturdy champions onl‘
four or five years ago.
Headquarters Mil. Div. or the Mississippi,
In the Field, Savannah, Ga„ Jan. 10th, 1865.
Special Field Orders, \
No. 15. /
I. The islands from Charleston, South,
the abandoned rice fields along the rivers
for thirty miles back from the sea, and
the country bordering the St. Johns riv
er, Florida, are reserved and set apart
for the settlement of the negroes now
made free by the acts of war and the
Proclamation of the President of the
11. At Beaufort, Hilton Head, Savan
nah, FernancTma, St. Augustine, and
Jacksonville, the blacks may remain i»
their chosen or accustomed vocations;
but on the islands, and in the settle
ments hereafter to be established, no
while person whatever, unless military
officers and soldiers detailed for duty,
will be permitted to reside ; and the sole
and exclusive management of affairs will
be left to the freed people themselves,
subject only to the United States mili
tary authority and the acts of Congress
By the laws of war, and orders of tho
President of the United States, the negro
is./rec and must be dealt with as such.
He cannot be subjected to conscription
or forced military service, save by the
written orders of the highest military
authority of the Department, under such
regulations as the President or Congress
may prescribe, domestic servants, black
smiths, carpenters, or other mechanics
will be free to select their owm w*ork and
residence, but the young and able-bodied
negroes must be encouraged to enlist as
soldiers in the service of the United
States, to contribute their share towards
maintaining their own freedom and se
curing their rights as citizens of the
United States. "Negroes so enlisted will
be organized into companies, battalions
and regiments under the orders of the
United States military authorities, and
willjbe paid, fed aud clothed according
to law. The bounties paid on enlistment
may, with the consent of the recruit, go
to assist his family and settlement in
procuring agricultural implements, seed,
tools, boats, clothing and other articles
necessary for their livelihood.
111. Whenever three respectable ne
groes, heads of families, shall desire to
settle on land, and shall have selected
for that purpose an island or a locality
clearly defined, within the limits above
designated, the Inspector of Settlements
and Plantations will himself, or by such
subordinate officer as he may appoint,
give them a license to settle such island
or district, and afford them such assist
ance as he can to enable them to estab
lish a peacable agricultural settlement.
The three parties named will subdivide
the land, under the supervision of the
Inspector, among themselves, and such
others as may choose to settle near them,,
so that each family shall have a plot of
not more than (40)* forty acres of tillable,
ground, and when it borders on same
water channel, with not more than eight- •
hundred feet front, in the possession of
which land the military authorities will!
afford them protection until such time as
- can protect themselves, or until i
Congress shall regulate their title. The*
Quartermaster may, on the requisition of
the Inspector of Settlements and Planta
tions, place at the disposal of the Inspec
tor one or more of the captured steamers,.
to ply between the settlements and one •
or more of the commercial points here
tofore named in orders, to afford the stt
tlers the opportunity to supply their
necessary wants and to sell the products
of their land and labor.
IV. Whenever a negro has enlisted in
the military service of the United States,,
he may locate his family iu any one of.
the settlements at pleasure, and acquire
a homestead and all other rights and
privileges of a settler as thougli present
in person. In like manner negroes may
settle their families and engage on board
the gunboats, or in fishing, qf in the
navigation of the inland waters, without
losing auy claim to land or other advan
tages derived from this system. But no
one, unless absent on Government ser
vice, will be entiled to claim any right to**
land or property in auy settlement, by
virtue of those orders.
V. In order to carry out this system ot
settlement, a General Officer will be de
tailed as Inspector of Settlements and.
Plantations, wffiose duty it shall be to •
visit the settlements, to regulate their
police and general management, ancL
wiio will furnish personally to each head/
of a family,, subject to the approval of
the President of the United Stales
possessory title in writing, giving as near
as possible- the description of boundaries,
and who shall adjust all claims or con
flicts that may aiise under the same,
subject to’ the* like approval, Heating
such tides altogether as possessory. The
same General Officer will also be changed j
with the enlistment and organization of'
the negro recruits, and protecting tlieir
interests while so absent from their set
tlements ; and will be governed by the
Rules and Regulations prescribed by the
War Department for such purpose.
VI. Brigadier General R. Saxon is.
hereby appointed Inspector of Settle
ments and plantations, and will at once
enter on the performance of bis duties..
No change is intended or desiied in the
Settlement now on Beaufort Island, nor
wffil any rights to property heretofore
acquired be effected thereby,
By order of
Maj. Gen. W. T. SHERMAN.
L. M. Dayton,
Maj. and Asst. Adj’t Gen L
lleadq’rs U. S. Forces. Savannah, Ga.,
Provost Marshal’s Officr,
January 23d, 1865.
All persons engaged in business of any .
kind in this city, whether by permission
or not, are hereby required to report aS 4
this office before 4 o'clock, P. M., to
morrow’, the 24th inst., their names, ,
places and kinds of business, amount -
and character of stock on hand, and by
w hom they w’ere pel mitted to trade, if
holding permission, in order that the
same may be registered.
Any person concerned, failing to so re
port, will forfeit all right and title to
trade in this city. By order of
Brevet Maj. Gen. GRO\ ER.
Robt. P. York, Lt. Col. and Pro. Mar.
“Are you short or long, Ned? asked
a lame cluck, with his hands iu bis pock
ets. “Long,” was the reply. ‘Then,
lend me ten dollars, for I m short.
Nothing could be shorter.