14th, it was decided to risk an assault on
Paine's Division, with Col. Abbott s
Brigade, to hold our line, already strong,
across the peninsula, and facing Wil
oiington against Hoke, while Ames’ divi
sion should assault on the west end.
Alter three hours of heavy firing, the
assault was made at 8 p. m., on the 15th.
Curtis’ brigade led, and as soon as it ar
rived on the west end of the land front,
it was followed by Pennybacker's, and
the latter by Bell’s.
Atter desperate fighting, gaining foot
by foot, and severe loss, at 5 p. m. we
had possession of about half the land
front. Abbott’s brigade was then taken
from our line facing Wilmington, and
put into Fort Fisher, and on pushing it
forward at 10 p. m., it took the rest of the
work with little resistance, the garrison
falling back to the extreme of the penin
sula, where they were followed and cap
tured ; among others, Gen. Whiting and
Col. Lamb, both wounded. I think w T e
have quite 1000 prisoners. I hope our
own loss may not exceed 500, but it is
impossible to judge in the night. Among
the wounded are the commanders of the
three leading brigades—Gen. Curtis being
wounded, not severely, but Cols. Penny
backer and Bell dangerously. The land
front was a formidable one, the parapet
in places 14 or 15 feet high, but the men
went at it nobly under a severe musketry
fire. The marines and sailors went up
gallantly, but the musketry fire from the
east end oi the land front was so severe
that they did not succeed in entering the
work. The navy fire bn the work, judg
ing from the holes, must have been ter
'.rific. Many of the guns were injured.
How many there were on the point I
"Cannot say; perhaps 30 to 50.
0. B. Comstock,
Lt -Col., A. D. C., and Ch. Eng’r.
Another despatch estimated the num
ber of prisoners captured at 2500, and
the number of guns at 72, Gen. Grant
ftelegraphs to this Department that in
jhonor of this great triumph achieved by
the united valor of the army and navy,
he has ordered a salute of one hundred
.guns to be fired by each of the armies
Chas. A. D.j.na, Asst. Sec. of War.
Fortress Moxroe, .
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 1865.
To the Hon. Gideon Welled , Secretary of the Navy :
Sir : The AtlanticX is just in from
Wilmington. Fort Fisher and the works
•on Federal Point are in our possession.
The assault w T as made by the army
and sailors on Sunday afternoon, and by
11 P. M, the works were ours. Losse
Lieuts. S. M Preston and B. H. Por
ter, of the navy, are killed. Our cap
tures are 72 guns and about 2,500 pris
oners. Gens. Whiting and Lamb, rebels
are prisoners and wounded.
The Vanderbilt is on her way North
Two 15-inch guns were burst on the
monitors. E. T. Niciiols, Com’r.
Steels & burbank,
11 Merchants’ Row, Hilton Head, S. C.,
•’Call the attention of Wholesale and Retail pur
chasers, to their superior Stobk of
MILITARY AND NAVAL CLOTHING,
And furnishing Goods, Watches, Clocks, Fancy
•Goods, Jewelry and Plated Ware, Pistols,
Swords, Sashes, Belts, Embroideries, Hats, Caps,
■Field Glasses, Gauntlets, Gloves, &c., &c., &c.
AC A R D .
Office of Adams Express Company,
Savannah, Ga., Jan. 22, 1860.
We are under many obligations to OSCAR G,
Esq., the gentlemanly correspondent
•of the New York Herald, for late files of Illustrat
ed Papers, May his shadow never be less,
A. A. RICE,
Agent Adams Express Company.
If any of my old friends are living in the
•city of Savannah or vicinity, they w*ll confer a
•favor by writing to WM. M. SULLIVAN, who
was compelled to leave the city of Savannah for
•circulating a religious work in the summer of
Dirjct letters to
W, M. SULLIVAN.
Brighton, Maconped County,
■■ ■■ ■ ■ 1 ——
• COMMISSION MERCHANT,
Solicits Goods of all description for Sale on Com
mission. Office Bay street, two doors tast
_ P. S, —The services of GEO. J. SMIT H,to as-*
sist in the business have been secured.
Riddell & murdock,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN*
SUTLERS’ AND NAVAL STORES, DRY
GOODS, BOOTS AND SHOES, HATS
Gentlemen’s Furnishing Goods, &c..
No. 5 Merchants’ Row, Hilton Head, S. C.
W. D. RIDDELL, [janl(> — tf] H. J. MURDOCK.
NEWS-DEALERS AND OTHERS DESIRING
The Savannah Daily Herald at Wholesale
are requested to send in their order as early in
advance as practicable.
S. W. MASON & CO
"OORT ROYAL HOUSE, UNION SQUARE
-[Hilton Head, 8. C. E. S. RIDDELL,
CS AVILLE & 00.,
• Wholesale and Retail Stationers,
Palmetto Herald Store,
Hilton Head, S. C.
A Liberal Discount to Purchasers at
Ceeh Orders by mail or express promptly filled.
BOOTS AND SHOES MADE AND REPAIRED
At No. 2 Broadway, Hilton Head, S. C.
Choice Segars and Tobacco.
Beer, that cannot be beak
Apples, prime Butter,
Also, Shoe-findings for Sale at the above place.
WM, M. WILLIAMS,
C V N. BELLOWS,
• No. S Merchants’ Row,
* Hilton Head, S. C.
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Os every description,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
WANTED— A NICE STORE, ON A PROMI
NENT STREET, suitable for a retail busi
ness. One with a counter and fixtures preferred.
Address J. S. S., Savanqah P. 0., stating terms
and location. il7-2t
A STORE WANTED—ONE SITUATED IN A
business location and adapted to a reta
Address, giving situation and terms. Box M
Savannah Herald Office, janl2 t
LOST OR STOLEN.—a small SATCHEL or
RETICULE, containing Surgical Pocket
Case and Surgical Instruments. The finder will
be liberally rewarded by returning it to this
office. S. M. BRIGGS.
Jan 19 4t
CW. DENNIS & CO.,
« No. 5 Merchants’ Row,
Hilton Head, S. C.,
Wholesale and retail dealers in
BUTTER. CHEESE, CIGARS, CAKES, CRACK
ERS- POTATOES, FLOUR, CANNED FRUIT
AND MEATS, STATIONARY, HARDWARE,
&c„ &c., &c.
jan 10. ts.
DRUGS, MEDICINES, CHEMICALS, &c.
Office, 161 Fulton St., Nbw York.
The undersigned having been chief assistant
examiner of Drugs and Medicines in the New
York Custom House for the past four years, of
fers his services to Druggists throughout the
country. All purchases will be made in the in
terest of customers, direct from Importers and
Manufacturers, and all articles thus purchased
are warranted to be reliable.
H. N. AVERY.
fHon. Hiram Barney,
Refers to«j Hon. Roscoe Conklino,
IProf. Tueo. W. Dwight.
Notice. - "
OFFICE OF THE SOUTHERN INSUR
ANCE AND TRUST COMPANY.
Savannah, Ga., Jan. IS, 1865.
A meeting of the Stockholders of this Com
pany will be held at their office on Saturday, the
slst instant, between the hours of 12 and 2
o’clock, P. M., for the purpose of electing five
(o) Directors, to fill vacancies in the Board for
the current year.
Jan 13 3t H. BRIGHAM, President.
44 QUR HOUSE,”
, By W. T. HOUSE & CO.,
No. 165 Bay Street,
Meals at all hours of the day. Oysters con
stantly on hand.
Fresh Shad, Wild Duck, and other game,
whenever procurable, and the best the market
affords at all times. jan 18
Headquarters U. S. Forces,
Savannah, Ga., Jan. 19, 1865.
No. 1. |
Pursuant to General Orders from the Head
quarters of the Department of the South, the un
dersigned hereby assumes command of the Dis
trict and Post of Savannah.
Existing orders will continue in force until fur
ther orders. C. GROVER,
Brevet Major General,
Dry wood wanted-in any quanti
ty from one to fifty cords. Highest prices
will be paid.
Apply at this office, tf*
XT EWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES, station
-L "I ERY, &c., &c.
I am prepared to snpp’ly N. Y. Newspapers,
the Savannah Daily Herald, Literary Papers,
Magazines, Books, Stationery, &c., at Wholesale
DANN S. MORRISON,
Box 96, Hilton Head, P. O,
We respectfully call the attention of bnsi
ness men to tne value of the
SAVANNAH DAILY HERALD
as an Advertising Medium. Our connections
B*e such that we are sure of large editions each
day. We have agents at all important points, and
all arrangements completed for an extensive
The limited spaoe we accord to advertisements
renders its use especially valuable, and we be
lters our terms to be very reasonable, compared
with the high prices which rule tn other lines of
s the true policy of business men, and we be
fore that they cannot find a better medium for
this'city and army, or the Department of the
ouSfch, than the SAVANNAH DAILY HERALD
XTEW BAKERY AND CONFECTIONERY
11 ESTABLISHMENT AT BEAUFORT.
We have the honor to inform the residents of
this Department that we have just opened a Con
ectionery Establishment and first-class Bakery in
Sam. A. Cooley’s Building at Beaufort, at which
we are prepared promptly to fill any orders which
may be forwarded to us. Special attention is
paid to the manufacture of Ornamental Pieces,
Fancy Confectionery, and Elegant Pastry, for
holiday or festival tables.
ts. McMANUS & KLINE.
JQ UNBARS & FRANZ,
NO. 10 MERCHANTS’ ROW,
Hilton Head, S. C.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS
Os all Descriptions. ts.
Office Savannah Water Works,
City Exchange Building, January 17, 1864.
WATER TAKERS WHO HAVE NOT PAID
for water up to the Ist May next, are no
tified that they are required to make immediate
payment at this office, or the water will be shut
off from their premises forthwith. few*
The rates for water will be the same as that
charged last year.
T. J. LAMBERT, Lt. and A. A. Q. M.,
M. D. M., in charge of Water Works.
" Office of Director and General Manager
Military Railroad, U. S.
Savannah, Jan, 21, 1866.
Gol. J. Condit Smith :
Colonel—You are hereby appointed Superin
tendent in charge of United States MiHary Rail
roads, terminating at Savannah, Ga.
Your obedient servant,
D. C. M’CALLUM,
Brevet Brig. Gen. Director
and General Manager M. R. R., U. 8.
J. Ooxnrr Smith,
Superintendent U. S. Military R. R.
ONE HUNDRED MEN !
Capable of handling Cotton and stowing it on
board ship. Also,
To direct the same.
For the former
ONE DOLLAR PER DAY AND RATIONS
Will be paid.
For the latter
TWO DOLLARS PER DAY AND RATIONS.
Those men are desired to report to
LIEUT.-COL. RANSOM, A. Q. M.,
Immediately at White’s Cotton Press.
ALBERT G. BROWNE,
Sup. Special Agent of the Treasury Dep*t.
sth Special Agency.
Steele & burbank,
11 Merchants’ Row,
Hilton Head, S. C.
Call the attention of Wholesale and Retail pur
chasers to their superior stock of
MILITARY AND NAVAL CLOTHING
Matches, Clocks, Fancy Goods, Jewelry, and
Plated Ware, Swords, Sashes, Belts, Embroderies,
Boots, Caps, Field Glasses, Gauntlets Gloves,
&c., &c., &c.
Drugs and medicines!!
Just landed from New York, a large assort
ment of Drugs, Chemicals, and Perfumery, viz.
Lubin’s Extracts, Edrihi’s, do.; Colognes, Pom
ades, Hair tonics of the finest quality, Tooth Pow
der, Pastes and Washes.
A large quantity of Patent Medicines, Pills
A nice lot of Bathing, Carriage and Velvet
Flea Powder, producing instant death.
Pure Soda Water from Stone Fountains, with
the choicest syrups.
All orders will receive prompt attention.
W. M. WALSH, M. D.,
13 Merchants’ Row.
Hilton Head, S. C.
■£J S. SANITARY COMMISSION,
Corner of Congress and Whitaker Streets,
At the place mentioned we have opened store-,
rooms and Relief office, where we will be glad to
render any service in our power to the soldiers
and sailors of the Army and Navy. in
charge of Hospitals will please send in their re
quisitioo* tor stores. j c . ffOBLIT,
jan 21—ts Agent U. S. S. C.
Roberts & lewis,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL BKALERS IN
SUTLERS’ GOODS AND LUMBER,
Mitchell Avenue, Hilton Head, S. C.
B. 8. ROBERTS, [jan30 — W&s3w) OHAB. W. LEWIS.
House wanted—with five or more
rooms, at reasonable rent. Apply at tms
office. J an 11
DR AMATIC ASSOCIATION. i
La dies' or Gentlemen wishing to join a
FIRST CLASS DRAMATIC ASSOCIATION
Can do so by applying to
C. R. F., Drawer 135 P. 0..
\ Savannah, Ga.
Late northern papers.
The New York Herald, New York Tribune*
and New York Times of Jan. 17th, with an as
LITERARY AND ILLUSTRATED PAPERS,
Are for sale at the
SAVANNAH DAILY HERALD OFFICE,
111 Bay Street,
And at the News Stand in the Pulaski House.
Board and rooms wanted by four
gentlemen. Apply at this office,
Headq’s Mil. Div, of toe Mississippi,
'ln the Field, Savannah, Ga., Jan. 15, 1865.
Special Field Ordkim, )
No. 13. /
The Department or the South having beep
placed within the sphere of this command, and
it being highly desirable that an uniform policy
prevail touching commerce and intercourse with
the inhabitants of the South, the following gen
eral rules and principles will be adhered to un
less modified by law or the coders of the War
I. Commerce with foreign nations cannot be
permitted or undertaken until the national au
thority is established to an extent that will give
the necessary courts and officers to control and
manage such matters. Trade will be confined to
a, mere barter and sale proportioned to the ne
nessary wants of the army, and of the inhabi
tants dependant on it for the necessities of life,
and even that trade must be kept subject to strict
military control or surveillance.
11. Trade stores will be permitted at Beaufort,
Hilton. Head, Savannah, Fernandina, St. Augua'-
tine and Jacksonville, in all the articles of food
and clothing, groceries, ladies and childen goods
generally, and articles not contraband of war.
111. To trade is a privilege, and no person
will be allowed to buy and sell for profit unless
he be a citizen of the United States, and sub
scribe to any legal oath or obligation that is or
may be prescribed by law; and at points threat
ened by an enemy, the officer commanding may
further exact as a condition, that the trader shall
himself engage to serve, in some military ca
pacity, to aid in the defence of the place.
IV. Persons desiring to trade will apply to
the commanding officer of the Post and obtain
his written consent, specifying the land, nature
and extent of the trade, and when he requires
importations from northern cities he will m luce
manner apply for hie permit. The commanding
officer of the Post may appoint some good officer
to supervise these matters, who will frequently
inspect the stores, and when there is not suffi
cient competition will fix the prices °* sale -
These stores will in like manner be subject to
the supervision of the Commanding General ot
the Department of the South by himself or an
inspector General. , , •*.
V. In order that purchases may be made wrth
economy, the commanding officer of eaen roes
will make reports of his action in regard to
trade, with the names of traders, amounts oi
goods desired for sale, Ac., to the commandmg
general of the department, who will, m
manner, make full reports to the Secretary _
the United States Treasury, to the end that ns
may instruct the collectors of ports from wnK»
shipments are expected as to the necessary li -
mits and clearances. It being utterly
cable tha. a general commanding military oper
ations should give his personal attention to -
matters, it is desirable that as much power ae
possible should be delegated to Po6t comman -
ers, and they should be held to the s * r * c *®®
count that no trade is permitted injurious to ftie
military interests of the United States.
VI. Sales of cotton will b« restricted absolutely
to the United States Treasury agents, and u®
title in cotton or bill of sale will be respected
until after the cotton is sold at New Yo .
Country people having small lots of cotton axe
permitted to bring the same m to be exchanged
for food and clothing for their families. Ft,
Quartermaster will set aside a store or ware
house, to which each wagon bearing Co “°jJ.
after entering the military lines, proceed aireck
where an agent of the Treasury Departme:nt wal
receive and weigh the same, and pa, \ v >c ’
price fixed in the 3th section of. th e A ct Jfnnrth*
gress, approved July 2, 1864, viz : three-fourths
the value of cotton as quoted in tie New W
market; and the Secretary of the
hereby requested to make appoUitmei
agents to carry out the provisions of
the posts of Hilton Head, Savannah, Fe
na and Jacksonville. . , .
VH. In order that the duties hereby imposed
on commanding officers of Posts may to
neglected or slighted by tne changes
rank and changes of troops, the Comm g
General of the Department of the Soutiiwm ap
point a special officer to command at eacn oi
said Posts, with a small garrison, not lo de
changed without his order; and when older
troops, commanded by a senior, are added.or ax
rive, the command of the post will not
but the additional troops will be encamped near
by and act according to special instructions.
By order of w T SH ERMAN.
L. M. Dayton, Major and Asst Adj’t Gen.
Office Chief Quartermaster’s Depot,
✓ Savannah, Ga., Jan. 9,186 o„
All officers of the Quartermaster’s Department
having means of transportation which they de
sire to turn in at this Depot, are notified that
Lieut. F. Hope, A. A. Q. M., is now ready to re
ceive the same.
His office is at Bay Street north side.
By order of
Brif.-Gen. L. C. EASTON,
geo. b. cadwallader,
Captain and A. Q. M.»
Chief Quartermaster’s Depot.