i.pir commendation, of the naval and
officers and the forces engaged.
This harmony of feeling and the con-
spirit inspired, may perhaps be
Sutcd in some degeee the success'
our attack, with nearly equal num-
T ir . against a resolute enemy in a work
unsurpassed, if ever equaled, in strength
ittd which Gen. Beauregard a few days
Wore pronouaced impregnable. The
rmament of the fort was seventy-t>vo
/tins some of large caliber and rifled,
md one Armstrong gun. The troups
in the fort had rations for sixty days.
Their loss in killed and wounded was
between four hundred and fire huudted.
Gen. Whiting had three wounds in
he thigh. Col. Lamb also, who had
V.ne into the fort with reinflrcements
iud to relieve Gen. Whiting on Sunday,
ia wounded. On Monday everything
was quiet as a Sabbath day. The dead
were being buried, and wounded col
lected and placed in transports and field
General Sherman renewed the move
*irnt of his forces from Sayanuah last
week. Tne Fifteenth and Seventeenth
Gorps went in transports to Beaufort on
.Saturday, the Uth. Tne Seventeenth
(Jorps. under Major Gen. Blair, crossed
port II »yal Ferry, aucl with a portion of
Geu. Foster's command, moved on Po
otaiigo. Gen. Howard, commanding
that wing of the army, reported on
day that the enemy abandoned his
-strong works in our front during Satur
day night. Gen. Blair’s Corps now oc
cupies strong position across the rail
road, covering all approaches eastward
All the sick of Gen. Sherman’s army
are in good hospitals at Beaufort aid
Hilton Head, where the genial climate
affords advantages for recovery superior
to any other place.
The peace and order prevailing at Sa
vannah since its occupation by General
Sherman could not be surpassed. Few
male inhabitants are to be seen in the.
streets. Ladies and children evince a
sense of security. No instance of dis
order or personal injury or insult has oc
curred, Laboring men and mechanics,
white and black are seeking employ
The troops are cheerful and respectful
toward every one, and seem to feel
themselves much at home and on good
behavior as if In their native towns.
TRADK WITH SAVANNAH.
Trade is restricted at present to actual
military necessity. Many ships with
merchandise from the North are waiting
at Hilton Head for permission to go to
Savannah, but Gen. Sherman has ad
-mifcted only a limited number of supplies
required by his troops.
A mistake prevails at the North as to
the present inducement for commerce at
Savannah. There is not yet any large
population to be supplied, no credit, or
money, no commodities of exchange,
and there can be no great amount for a
All the cotton and products now with
in Savannah belong to the Government
as captured property.
Stringent precautions against supplies
that might go the enemy have been made,
and will be enforced by Gen. Sherman.
The cotton captured in Savannah, of
which there is a great deal of Sea Is
lam!, ha-, been turned over by the Quar
termaster to Mr. Draper, special agent of
-the Treasury. Tne Quartermaster-Gen
eral remains at Savannah to execute the
arrangements for shipment.
Edwin M. Stanton,
Secretary of War.
Fortress Monroe, Thursday, Jan. 19,
Via Baltimore, Friday. Jan. 20.
The steamer Biackstone, Capt. Berry,
arrived here this morning, from off Fort
Fisher, bringing 210 officers and privates
Wounded in the late assault agaiust that
The latest news from Fort Fisher is
that, shortly after the surrender of the
fort, the rebels blew up Fort Caswell,and
'he other minor works defending the en
trance of Capo Fear river.
At the t ime of sailing the smaller gun
boats had entered the river, and were
actively engaged searching for torpedoes
to an advance against Wil
shortly after the capture of Fort Fish
era diagram, containing a plan of the
whole system of the torpedo arrange
ments in Cape Fear river, w as discover
ed, and our naval officers were making
search for the key to the diagram, by
which means the internal designs of the
enemy would be completely frustrated.
The following is a list of the wounded
officers brought up bv the Blackstoue.
Brig Gen. Curtis, ‘24th Army Corps,
slightlv wounded in the head ; Lieut.
Col. Snyder, 17th New York, flesh
wound in the right arm ; Lieut. Col.
Coan, 48th New York. slightly in head :
Lieut. E. C Skinner, 117th New York,
in the arm ; Lient. Robert Brien, 117th
New York, in the head ; Lieut. Thom
as Sandley, 99th Pennsylvania, in the
arm; Lieut. B. Hand, 3d New York, in
the head; Capt. VY. 11. Shaw, 115th
New York; Capt. D. B. Magill, 117th
New York, leg amputated*; ± ieut. J- B.
Taylor, 97th Pennsylvania, shoulder;
Capt. Lawrence, A. I). C. to Gen Ames,
seriously; Capt. James Reeves, 3d New
York, leg amputated. The steamer also
brings the remains of Col. Bell, of the
4th New Hampshire, and Capt. Elliot,
of the 142d New York.
North Atlantic Squadron, Flag-ship
Malvern, Off Fort Fisher,
Jan. IC, 18&5.
Sir: I wrote you yesterday, We have
all the forts. The army have captured
1,800 men and a large aumber.of officers,
including Gen. Whiting and Col. Lamb.
* The gunboats are now in the river and
Wilmington is heremetically sealed
against blockade runners.
The rebels have destroyed the works on
Smith’s Island, and if they don’t destroy
Fort Caswell it is of no use to them.—
We will get that after a little while. You
must not expect too much ol us at one
These works are tremendous. I was
in Fort Malakoff a few days after its sur
render to the French aud British. The
combined armies of those two nations
were many months capturing that strong
hold, and it won’t compare either in size
or strength to Fort Fisher. The fort
contained 75 guns, and many of them
were heavy ones.
I have not yet learned what our cas
ualties are in killed and wounded, but I
think 300 will cover them all. We had
a bad explosion in the fort this morning,
which killed and wounded a number of
men—about one hundred. Some of our
seamen were blown up, and Acting As
sistant-Paymaster R. W. Gilbert, of the
Gettysburgh, was killed.
I will send a detailed report as soon as
I can get off the wounded and arrange
matters generally. The world never
saw such fighting as our soldiers did.
I am, very reepectfu ly,
Your obedieut servant,
, D. D. PORTER, Rear-Adm’l.
Hon. Gideon Welles,
Secretary of the Navy, Washington,
D. C. *
Washington, Friday, Jan. 20.- The
Navy Department designs establishing
an European squadrou, under the com
mand of Roar Admiral Goldsborough,
and will largely increase the Brazil and
East India squadrons.
jj&jTiie Sub-Committee of the House
Committee on Military Affairs reported
adversely upon the proposition to in
crease the pay'of army officers. The re
port w as concurred in by the committee.
Mr. Yearnan, however," w r as authorized
to report a bill increasing the commuta
tion value of rations to officers to fifty
cents during the existing rebellion, on
account of the rise in the cost of living;
aud to add what is known in the regular
army as “fogy rations,” that is, to each
volunteer officer one additional ration
for each year of sendee during the rebel
A sailor was conducting a party of
gentlemen over one of our vessels of
war the other day, and when he had
them in the lower hold, touching his hat
he said, —
“If your honors give me anything,
please pot let the officers see you do it ;
its agaiust the rules.”
They took the hint and the thought
ful tar accomplished his purpose.
Arrived—Steamer Fannie, Carter, Beaufort;
steamer Cere*, Sherwood. Beaufort: steamer
Americus, Cliffi Hilton Head ; steamer Enoch
Doan, Spriugen Beaufort,
Hkapquartebs Mrc. Drv. ok 1111/ Mississtm,
la the Field, Savanuah, Chu, Jan. 16th, 1865.
Special Field Oedtxs. >
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 uow
made free by the acts of war and the
Proclamation of the President of the
11. At Beaufort, Hilton Head, Savan
nah, Fernandiaa, St. Augustine, aud
Jacksonville, the blacks may remain in
their chosen or accustomed vocations;
but on the islands, and in the settle
ments hereafter to be established, no
white person whatever, unless military
officers and soldiers detailed for duty,
will be permitted to reside; aud the sole
and exclusive management of affairs will
be left to the freed people themselves,*
subject only to the United Stales 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 free 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 own work aud
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 wifi
be organized into companies, battalions
and regiments under the orders of the
United States military authorities, and
willjbe paid, fed and 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.
IIL 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 suclq isiaud
or district, and afford them such assist
ance as he can to enable them to cstab
lisli a peacable agricultural settlement.
The three parties named will subdivide
the land, under the supervision ot the
Inspector, among themselves, aud such
others as may choose to settle near them,
so that each family shall have a plot of
not more than (40) forty aores of tillable
ground, and when it borders on some
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
they can protect themselves, or until
Congress shall regulate their title.. The
Quartermaster may, ou 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 sit
tiers 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 in any one of
the settlements at pleasure, and acquire
a homestead and *all other rights and
privileges of a settler as though present
in person. In like manner negroes may
settle their families and engage on board
the gunboats, or in fishing, or in the
navigation of the inland waters, without
losing any 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 any settlement, by
virtue of those orders.
V. In order to carry out this system of
settlement, a Genera! Officer will be de
tailed as Inspector of Settlements aud
Plantations, whose duty it shall be to
visit the settlements, to regulate their
police and general management, and
who will furnish personally to each head
of a family, subject to the approval of
the President of the United BUtea, a
possessory title in writing, giving aa near
as possible the description of boundaries,
and who shall adjust all claims or con
flicts that may arise under the same,
subject to the like approval, treating
such titles altogether as possessory. The
same General Officer will also be charged
with the enlistment and organization of
the negro recruits, and protecting their
interests while so absent, from their set
tlements ; and will be governed bjr the
Rules and Regulations prescribed by the
War Depart .went 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 his duties.
No change is intended or deshed* in the
Settlement now on Beaufort Island, nor
will any rights to property heretofore
acquired be effected thereby.
By order of
Maj. Grn. W. T. SHERMAN.
L. M. Dattox,
Maj. and Asst. AdJ*t Gcnl.
HOD HE TO RENT.—A smalt woods* Il onas
to rent, on the corner of Drajtrm sod New
• Houston streets. Apply to
jun2T 2t Over Adams’ Repin* Office.
GRO. E. WHITE & (X>., S3 Ci.ikk struct*,
New Yojur. offer PERUVIAN AND SWAN
ISLAND GUANO, at wholesale, They have
futilities for Piling orders superior to aay other
house at present in the trade.
GEO. E. WHITE & CO. arc the solo agomto
for the sale of the BRUCE CONCENTRATED
MANURE, m-ide by the Bruce Fertilizer Own
pany at Staten Isiaud.
This Fertilizer contains T per cent, ammonia
nud over 40 percent, of soluble bone phosphate.
Though this analysis would hirdly lead tM to
such conclusion, yet Its practical application tor
the two years past has shewn its immediate re
sult* to be as great as whore Peruvian Guano to
used, and that the soil is left in better condition
for tile succeeding year’s crops.
Price, SSO for «.«#> lbs., with discount to the
trade. 9mo I win
lleadouartbrb U. 8. Fo&ww*, )
Savannah, Jan. 26th, 1563.)
No. 6. f ,
No farther applications for trade or traffic will
be received or considered, until farther orders.
By command of
Edward G. Dtxti. A. A. A G. jan°T
pOST OFFICE NOTICE.
The Post Office in this e% w tor the benefit of
the officers ands <idi< rs of the Federal array, and
bona-Me residents. No mail matter will be de-
Pver'*d for persons who ans without the Hues of
the United States army. Any person taking
mail matter from the office addressed to any
persons not with!" the lines of the array will be
Special Agent P. O Department
jan2T and Stip’c Mails foe the U. H. A
WANTED— By a citizen, C->t»e who ta well
acquainted ) a situation as Clerk, in or out
doors. The best of references wto
Enquire at this office. VV. G. FLINN.
A SMALL SHOW CASE WANTED.
J\. Apply to or address R., Savannah Bmly
Herald office. Jan 2T» «
Boots and shoes made and repaired
At No. 2 Bko vd.vay, Hilton U«a», S.C.
Choice Segars and Tobacco.
Beer, that cannot be beat.
Apple*, prime Butter.
Also, Shoe-finding for Sale at the alwvo pine*.
W'i. M. VVLLLIAM.S,
, ’ ProprMar.
UAID AND NO
SOU quests asked, to aiy perwp whj
will return n.la ource the
from No. 140 Congress street, on J*°*£**'J
23d • aa the contents were of ranch vuKne to
owner aud of mo use to any other person.
Jan 25 3fc M. K. WJXT.
yERUB BABEL LODGE, No. *'• *•
A regular meeting of the Lodce will be held
at their* Lodge Room, This Evening, at I
Members of the Fraternity m good atandiag
arc inrited Jo »Uen<l ORBRN> M.
M. LobwLwu., Sec’y. -s*™* _
Roberts & lewis,
WnOLKS-UJi AND RETAIL nEALFJW IN
SUTLERS 1 GOODS AW LUMBER
Mitoueli. Avumub, ItttWsi lliwu»> o. G.
*. s. EmmuTS, (jam»-w&s3w) w. i*wvm.
yT S. CHRISTIAN COMMISSION*
Rooms 147 Bay stm*.
Preaching at Wesley ChapcL corner of Lraeoim
and South Broad streets, every evening. «*r
viee commencing ate o'clock. ’
Preaching oa Lord’s dav at 10 o'clock a. sl,
aitd at 3 and 6 o’clotirP. M.
All are invited. ts J** *