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Savannah daily herald. (Savannah, Ga.) 1865-1866, January 23, 1865, Image 3

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14th, it was decided to risk an assault on Fort Fisher. 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 against Richmond. Chas. A., 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 heavy. 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 with despatches. 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. Notice. ' 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 ’3.858. Dirjct letters to W, M. SULLIVAN. Brighton, Maconped County, Illinois. ■■ ■■ ■ ■ 1 —— WP. GILLETTE, • COMMISSION MERCHANT, And GENERAL AGENT. Solicits Goods of all description for Sale on Com mission. Office Bay street, two doors tast City Hotel, _ 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 AND CAPS, 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, Proprietor. CS AVILLE & 00., • Wholesale and Retail Stationers, Palmetto Herald Store, Hilton Head, S. C. A Liberal Discount to Purchasers at Wholesale. 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, Proprietor. C V N. BELLOWS, • No. S Merchants’ Row, * Hilton Head, S. C. Dealer in BOOTS AND SHOES, CLOTHING, FURNISHING GOODS, And SUTLERS’ GOODS 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 trade. 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. PURCHASING BUREAU OF 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, Up Stairs. 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. General Order,! 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, Commanding. 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 or Retail. DANN S. MORRISON, Box 96, Hilton Head, P. O, Advertising, 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 general circulation. 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 business. To advertise liberally. 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 in SUTLERS’ GOODS 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. janlT ts WAR DEPARTMENT, " 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. Respectfully, Your obedient servant, D. C. M’CALLUM, Brevet Brig. Gen. Director and General Manager M. R. R., U. 8. Official: J. Ooxnrr Smith, Superintendent U. S. Military R. R. WANTED, ONE HUNDRED MEN ! Capable of handling Cotton and stowing it on board ship. Also, TEN STEVEDORES 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 AND FURNISHING GOODS, 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 and Ointments. A nice lot of Bathing, Carriage and Velvet Sponges. 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, Savannah’ Ga. 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 sortment of 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, jaii 11 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 Department: 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. SPECIAL NOTICE. 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, Chief Quartermaster. geo. b. cadwallader, Captain and A. Q. M.» Chief Quartermaster’s Depot.