SAVANNAH DAILY HERALD.
VOL. 1-NO. 69.
The Savannah Daily Herald
(MORNING AND EVENING)
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AUGUSTA DATES TO THE litU JIJfST.
Besides the startling news of tbe fall of
Richmond published in our extra last even
ing, we dip the follow ing items of interest
from the kite Augusta papers received by
the Nelly Baker :
From Savannah.— A gentleman from be
low gives us the annexed news.
Our scouts have become very strict. But
little, if any cotton or tobacco can be run
The country people are allowed by the
scouts of both sides to' go into the city to
trade and get supplies. They are not allow
ed to bring out things by the wholesale—
onl} 7 enough for family use.
Gen. Grover still continues to command at
Savannah. It is said he w ill soon be reliev
ed by Gen. Webster.
The free negroes of Savannah had a par
ade on St. Patrick's Day—winding up with a
ball and supper at St. Ahdrews Hall. It is
stated that a large number of Yankee officers
A large quantity oFgoods are being shipp
ed from the city North, on account of no
Confederate money is selling in Savannah
twenty-five dollais for one! It is said to be
quite scarce even at .these rates.
Our scouts have become very*troublesome
to the Yankees, and their picket lines do not
now extend more than three miles from ike
city. Several of the Yankee pickets have
Our pickets are about twenty miles from
Savnnab. Our scouts are said to be very
Tbe ground between the two picket lines
is occupied by stray scouts of both sides—
watching for someone to send on “their long
Journey, t om whence no traveller returns.”
Large numbers of runaway negroes are
either captured or killed by our scouts daily.
There is but little if any chance for them now
to get into Savannah.
The Yankee force in the city is said te be
about twenty-five hundred—two-thirds ne
There are no guards now in the streets ex
cept around buildings in which are commis
■fixe u.Uous arc uaw required to carry
passes in the itreet3.
It is stated that tbe Federal# took from Mr.
Lamar his Confederate money and securities,
and then paid him for the cottou they took
from him with the same.
Tbe property of Hiram Roberts, President
of the Bank of Commerce, and George W.
Anderson, President of the Planters’ Bauk,
have been confiscated on account of Northern
There is a fatal epidemic prevailing among
the negroes in the city. Some days as many
as thirty are buried.
Capt. H. W. C. Mills, an old citizen of Sa
vannah, formerly a citizen of this place died
a few days since.
The Yankee commander has had thß city
movements or THE PENSACOLA RAIDERS.
The annexed despatches taken from the
Montgomery papers, show the movements of
the Federals before they took Selma.
Evergreen. March SO.
Col. S. G. Jones : Tom Campbell left Pol
lard yesterday, Ihe 29th, and reports that the
Yankees left that place at 2 o’clock, Monday
The railroad is all right to Pollard. Five
hundred yards of the tract, between Pollard
and Escambia have been turned over. The
car at Brewton is 9afe.
Evergreen, March 30.
Col. S. G. Jones ; I have just arrived from
Brewton. The road is iu good order to pol
lard. There is no enemy there. The turn
table at Pollard has been burned, and the
track torn up from the turn table. The de- ;
pot at Bruton is all safe.
E. T. Brewton.
Evening, March 31.
To Col. S. G. Jones : I have just returned
from a trip to Pollard. I have been into Pol
lard with an engine and two cars. Tne ene
my have gone in the direction of Blakely.
Our road is all right, with exception of a
turn-table that is burnt, and ail the Govern
ment building» The Mobile and Great
Northern ro .ci is torn up as far as the Junc
tion of the Fioric’e road. Also, the depot at
Sparta was burnt. We hove lost three cars,
besides the train at Gravel Hill.
Mr. McCulloch on tub Depreciation
of the Ccurenct. —Iu a recent trial in
Washington, Mr. McCulloch, being asked the
•main causes of pur depreciated currency,
answered as follows :
“There have been various influences oper
ating upon what is called the gold market.
The necessity which the Government has
been under k of issuing a large amouut of
paper money has undoubtedly had an effect
in that direction; and the uncertainty that
has existed in the minds of many persons
in regard to the ability of the Government to
suppress the rebellion, has, unquestionably,
had an influence in that and ruction; aid th.n
everybody understands there is a great in
fluence all over the country in favor of a de
preciated currency. The use that has been
made by persons who are not in actual sym
pathy with tne Government, of our reverses
in the field, has hud a very decided efl'ect
upon the gold market- The effort that has
been made to distrust the ability of the Gov
ernment to maintain its integrity, and conse
quently to maintain the payment of its obli
gation'*, is also a cause. In fact various
causes have conspired.”
SAVANNAH, GA., SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 1865.
A STREET RAILROAD IN CHARLESTON.
It is stated that parties have applied for a
permit to lay a track for a street railroad in
Charleston. The route laid down for the
proposed railway is through Broad to Meet
ing street, thence up to Magnolia Cemetery,
and down King street. It is thought that
the railroad can be put in running order with
iu a few months. The Courier thinks that
the horse cars will be a decided convenience
to the inhabitants, and is confident that the
enterprise will go forward.
EXPRESSION OF THE UNION SENTIMENT.
The question is being agitated among the
loyal citizens of Charleston as to the propri
ety of holding a public meeting and embody
ing an expression of the Union sentiment in
a set of resolutions, as was done in Savan
nah and Wilmington. It is true that consid
erable time has now elapsed since the taking
of the city, but it can never be too late for
the many loyal men there to set themselves
clearly on the side of the Union before the
The Charleston Theatre.— The Compa
ny of Artists engaged by Messrs. Strahan &
Parks, to appear at the Charleston Theatre,
arrived at Hilton Head on the bark “Lamp
lighter,” on Monday last, and at this city on
the steamer “General Hooker,” yesterday.
They have taken accommodation at the
The company consists of the following
ladies and gentlemen of acknowledged abili
Mr. James Duff, Mr. George L. Aiken,
Air. H. Daily, Air. J. L. Feudell, Air. T. C.
Howard, Air., G. Clair, Mr. GeorgeS. Parke 9,
Air. C. G. Strahan, Aladame Anna Tille, Miss
Laura Desmond, Aliss Carmelyte, Alias Geor
gianr.a May, Aliss Lottie May, Aliss Lizzie
Holmes; Reader of Orchestra, Otto Meyer.
THE WASHINGTON PARTY.
The United States steamer Santiago de
Cuba, Captain O. S- Glisson, arrived at this
port yesterday. She left Baltimore on Tues
day, the 28th ult., and was signalled off' the
bar Thursday evening. She brings the As
sistant Secretary ot the Navy, G. Y. Fox and
ladv, Mr. John C. Nicolay, Private Secretary
of President Lincoln, Mr. James L. Forbes
and daughter, Miss Woodbury, Mr. Welles,
son of Secretary Welles, Mr. Green, ot China,
Mr. Chas. C. Fulton, of the Baltimore Ameri
can, and others.
Arrangements had been made by Admiral
Dahlgren for the reception of the Hon.
Gideon Welles, who was expected to arrive
here on Wednesday, the 29th ult.
The gunboats Pawnee, Tuscarora, Geor
gia, Cimarron, aid Sonoma, were stationed
in readiness to receive him and fire a salute.
All the vessels in the harbor were decorated
with flags and their yards manned. A salute
of seventeen guns was sued by the Pawnee,
followed by all the other steamers as tbe
Santiago de Cuba came into the harbor.
Secretary Welles has not arrived as was
expected, and the Baltimore American of tho
27th announces that he will not be present
at the hoisting of the flag over Fort Sumter
on the 13th of April, as has been published.
Secretary Fox is on a visit to the South on
official business. The party that arrived yes
terday were accompanied" by Admiral Dahl
gren on a visit to Forts Sumter, Moultrie
and the other fortifications during the day.
Another distinguished party is said to be
forming to visit the Southern ports which
have recently fallen into the possession of
the Union armies and navy.
It is slated that the Santiago de Cuba will,
after leaving this port, visit Savannah and
Havana. — Courier, Ist.
The Savannah Exiles.— Tho following
ladies and children, exiles from Savannah by
the brutal order of the Yankee military au
thorities arrived in our city yesterday. These
unfortunates have been pleasantly domiciled
at the various hotels and iu several private
houses. —Augtsla Constitutional! st, April 5.
We suspect that the ladies themselves con
sider, as their friends do here, that the most
“brutal” feature of the proceeding was their
being foiced to make a three days’ journey
of sixty-seven miles, over horrible roads, in
comfortless army wagons.
By the Flag of Truce Boat “Nelly Baker’
which reached this port last evening at 7
o’clock, we have received Rebel papers to
the sth inst. inclusive.
From the Augusta “ Constitutionalist ”
of last Wednesday we extract the following
paragraph. Coming from a Rebel paper, it
has special aud conclusive weight:
“Evacuation of Richmond. —A rumor has
prevailed upon the streets the past few days,
that our forces had successfully evacuated
Richmond. No official information of this
sort has been received, but w r e believe that it
is generally understood that the Confederate
Capital is in the hands of the enemy.' The
Yankees took ] tosses sion on Monday afternoon ,
General Tee falling hark towards Burksville
Masonic Testimonial. —Dr. Mackay is
well known to all Masons as one of the Pa
triarchs of this noble craft, aud ail will be
glad to hfcar that his necessities are to be re
The Masons in New York have taken the
preliminary step for a testimonial to Dr. A.
G. Mackay. The example will no doubt be
universally followed by all the Grand 1-iodges
In loyaldom. As it is determined, says the
New "i ork “Courier,” that Dr. Mackey is
to visit New York, we would suggest the
propriety of his affiliating with a Lodge here,
and thus enable the Grand Lodge to express
their admiration of him as a man of first rate
ability, a Mason of unequaled acquirements,
: and a patriot without stain, by electin' 7, him
Grand Secretary. What a position °New
York would hold were such an event to hap
pen. It is not however, impossible.
Letters deposited in the post-office unpaid
are hereafter to go to the dead letter office at
THE LAST CARDS OF THU CONFED
All the Rebels in Richmond, not much
given to agreement, agree now that some
thing must be done; yet as to what that some
thing shall be, they are are as far from unan
imity as possible. We have read with care
those newspapers printed in the doomed city
which have fallen in our way, and the sum
total of their advice is that something must
be done. None of them have a plan ; all of
them shrink from the positive and definite,
and keep within the safe limits of the low
est generation, crying out that there must lx*
“action," though we sdspect that an action
just now is precisely waat they have the best
reason tor avoiding- While there was a
“Congress,” that body was expected to per
form wonders. Some bewildered gentlemen
cry out : “We must be j ronipt. ’ Certainly,
but prompt to what ? This is exactly what
they forgot to state. Others go for unanim
ity and “the restraint of senseless quarrels.”
Others are for “exhibiting energy.” Some
howl to the army, to be “in good spirits. '—
Tbe Dispatch records with a distant aprox
imation to cheerlulness that two negroes
have been taken out jail and turned into
soldiers. It is thus that the ready writers of
the Rebel capital sit moodily in 'their sanc
tums keeping up the ’sree of resistance yet
a little longer, and beimyiug in every sen
tence the hopelessness of their souls.
When a man is dying all his neighbors
hasten to prescribe for him, and all of them
to prescribe infallibly. So it is with the
Confederacy. It has been given over by the
regular doctors, and is the dew of death is
upon its brow it should strive to emulate the
immortal Ctesar and die with decency. But
this is just w hat its nurses will not permit.
They howl by the bedside, and call Heaveu
to witness the virtues of their pills and pow
ders, their potions and plasteia. They make
an incredible noise about this remedy and
the other—they even try the efficacy of
swearing, and are about as sensible ig their
incantations as a medicine-man in the go
rilla country; but the tact remains that the
patient is eveiy moment getting short of
wind, that forts are gone, that ii arbors are
gone, that territory is gone, that the army is
gone, that the money is gone, that the navy
is gone, that hope has gone, and that Rich
mond is—going! Under such circumstances
smiles must be sickly and laughs distressing
ly hysterical. Why talk of “dying in the
last ditch” when the Confederacy will soon
have no last ditch left to die in ? <
Davis may strive to throw the responsibili
ty of prolonging for a little time this hope
less contest uponipe epauletted shoulders of
Lee, and that Genera! may shift it over to
a quaking and demoralized Congress, but the
world and history will lay the blame not
upon individuals, but upon the States which,
after engaging in an unholy enterprise, wast
ed the life of society, its wealth and its peace
in a passionate and hateful attempt to accom
plish the impossible. The rebels have under
taken a work which nothing but the amplest
success coukl justify ;.r dignify ; and having
arrived at tl.at point at winch further efforts
must be considered by the world, whatever
its prejudices, as criminal and inhuman, noth
ing just or dignified remains but sumnder.
This last grace of warriors, a manly acqui
escence in defeat—this yielding of which tbe
•bravest soldiers have not been ashamed—tbe
Richmond papers affect to regard as hope
lessly dishonorable, and not for for a moment
to be considered. It is the mistake of minds
not superaboundine;, but even deficient iu
true notions of chivalry. Great Generals,
when conquered, do not cut their throats.
Great admirals, when defeated, do not blow
up their ships. Those who accept the ordeal
should have fortitude enough •to encounter
adversity of result.—iV. Y. Tribune ‘
A Disaster in Hatti. —The young repub
lic of Hayti has juat met with a serious dis
aster, in the accidental burning of the main
business portion of its principal city. The
fire, which occurred on the 23th of last
month, and proved an unfortunate end to the
canival season, broke out iu the theatre while
the employees were engaged in lighting it
Four hundred houses were completely de
destroyed, and property to the value of nearly
fifty millions of dollars in the Haytiim cur
rency was lost. The ravages of the fire were
principally in the street Boune-foi, Front
Forts, in the Place Vallicre. iu the Rue dcs
Cesars, and that of the Abreuvoir, localities
which those familiar with Port au Prince will
remember as devoted to industrial pursuits
and retail trade. Many poor families are
thus deprived of home and work.
Ha tllus of a Pirate Steamer followed by a
V. S. Guuboat— Report# Circulated by a
Rebel General In Havana.
Nfov York, March 27.—The stoamer Ha
vana from Havaua, 22c1, has arrived. The
pirate steamer Owl, which Cleared for Mata
moras, sailed on tho 21st, preceded by half
an hour by tne gunboat Cherokee andlollow
ed by a Spanish man-of-war. Before coming
to Havana from Nassau the Owl lauded at
Little river, N. C., an Irish member of the
British Parliament. The rebel General Pres
ton was brought to Havana by.the Owl, who
is said to have been sent to circulate a report
that Maximilian is to recognizo the Confed
eracy and open Tampico as a port to adjudi
cate the maritime captures, and that a grand
simultaneous sortie by a swarm of pirates is
to be made, &c.
The Owl is under Mafllt, and she is known
to have cannon and ammunition in her hold
nnd will probably fit out as a pirate. Several
of her crew deserve! at Havana and went to
Nassau,* probably intending a visit to New
Advices from the United States had de
pressed sugar and molasses at Havana, Ma
tanzas and Cardenas, aucl a decline would be
necessary to effect sales.
At a recent matir.ee at the New York
Academy of Music two richly dressed ladies
quarreled about a seat, add indulged in a
fierce scrimmage, in which one of the ter
magants had her skirt wholly torn off A i
gentleman therein interposed nnd stopped
the disgraceful exhibition by placing one of
the women in his own seat Hundn ds of,
“ladies’* carry luncheons to these mutinees, ■
and eat them openly. I
the EXECUTION OF “SUE JU'JfDY.’'
[From the Louisville Press, March IG.]
Jeroifie Clark, alias Sue Alundy, expiated
the mauy crimes of which he was notorious
ly guilty, on the gallows yesterday after
noon. The execution took place on the
open space on Broadway, between Sixteenth
and Seventeenth streets. His trial and exe
cution followed swiftly upon his capture. It
was not till about noon yesterday that it be
came generally known that the execution
was to take place, and it did not become
generally known -at all, we believe,
throughout the city. Rumors were rife yes
day that Alundy was to be hanged, but it was
not till about noon that Colonel Dill received
tho older for liis execution from headquar
ters of the Department of Kentucky Capt.
Swope, Provo, t Marshall, was charged by
Colonel Dill with the duty of carrying out
the order for the execution.
Notwithstanding tho fact that it was not
generally known that the execution was cer
tainly to take place, there was a large, mot
ley crowd of people at the military prison by
two o’clock, eager to catch a glimpse at the
doomed man as he passed from the prison.
From alxmt one o’clock the crowd began
to gather on the open lot, in the centre of
which the gallows had been erected. Streams
of people from the several streets issuing
upon the grounds added constantly to the
bulk of the crowd, and when the appointed
hour approached for the execution to take
place, there was a vast concourse of people
iu which was no inconsiderable, sprinkling of
women, assembled to witness tbe solemn
spectacle. A hollow 7 square, enclosing about
an acre, had been formed around the gallows,
by soldiers on detached service here. Tbe
3oth Wisconsin Infantry, on provost duty at
this post, escorted the unhappy victim of bis
ow n crime to the place of execution. At fl.-
teen minutes before the appointed hour, the
sound of drums and fifes announced the ap
proach of the cortege.
APPEARANCE OF THE PRISONER.
The culprit rode in a hack, accompanied
by the Rev Mr. Talbott (Episcopalian) his
spiritual adviser, and another gentleman
whose name we dll not laarn.
As the carriage halted at the foot of the
gallows, an eager crowd pressed up to see
one of the most wanton, active, cruel and
remorseless highwaymen that ever afflicted
paaceiul communities. He sat leaning
sightly forward, his face bent downward,
and Jiis lips in rapid, silent motion. His
eye-lids were red and a little swollen ; tears
were running, and he had frequent occasion
tcdfcise his handkerchief. We learned that
he baa been in this softened, shrinking mood
during the whole day.
Whether it was really a penitent or only a
craven spirit we are unable to say. Suffice
it to say that the nerve and coolness, the
nonchalance with which he was wont to shoot
down unarmed and helpless men completely
forsook him when the King of Terrors stared
him in the face. He approached his doom
neither as a martyr, nor a bravado, nor yet
we hear as a contrite sinner. But we will
not judge him. It was an impressive sight
to see such a reckless and malignant murder
er so utterly cowed and broken when the
doom he had courted came upon him.
A delay of some ten minutes occurred be
fore tho party alighted from the carriage,
during which the culprit continued in the
attitude and occupation alluded to. He took
no notice of the crowd gazing at him or of
the persons sitting with him. He was dressed
in dark check pants of uniform color, a dark
blue roundabout fastened with a single row
of brass buttons, black velvet cap, fitting
close to bis head, and a pair of bronzed and
His-personal appearanoe was singularly
youthful, aud the first impressiou he makes
is that of a person below the average stature.
Tliisjs illustratory, however. He was not
less than five feet six inches in height, and
possessed a powerfully muscular frame.
But there was no waste” material on it; uot
on ounce of superfluous far. Hi 9 head was
small, and also tho featur a Oi'h.s face. These
facts added to his clean-shaven youthful ap
pearance, doubtless occasioned the impres
sion of his being under age. He had loDg,
slightly curling dark brown hair, small eyes
near together, eyebrows touching a straight
nose, pointed, and tending the least grain
upwards at the end, a broad mouth, drawn
down at the comers, and an eyo singularly
expressive of vindictive passion. His face
wore the marks.of evil and malicious rather
than animal passions. There was something
i feline, sinister, almost serpentine in his look
j It was a sort of Malay-pirate expression. He
was an illiterate man, and evidently wanting
in mental calibre. He was cunning in a
small way, but he could never have been a
leader except in the peculiar species of war
i fare which he waged. The devil of cruelty
’ was his inspiration, and the source of such
■ success as he had a9 a leader. He loved am
bush, and enjoyed the terror he evoked; nnd
j herein lay whatever strength he’had. It is
not a little remarkable that a person of such
indifferent mental endowment should acquire
j so much notoriety.
1 The phrenologists will be glad to know
that he had a bulging swell in the region of
The gallows had been erected hastily. The
trap door was held in its place by an upright
crop, to which there was a rope attached
r inning a.o g the ground some distance from
the gallows. The traj) was let down by a
sudden jerkfof this rope. The doomed man
gob out of the carriage and ascended the gal
lows accompanied by his spiritual adviaer,
Capt. Swope, Provost Marshal, and C'apt.
Carter, Assistant Provost Marshal. His
legs were manacled but there was play
enough in the chain to allow him to walk
with case ; his arni9 were free. He didn’t
betray any strong emotions, but he seemed
to realize fully the awful doom that awaited
him, aDd bis lips were constantly in motion
as if aulently praying. He|was placed upon
the trap-door, and the manacles were taken
from his feet. His arms were pinioned and
his legs securely hound with ropes. A fer
vent prayer was made by Rev. Mr. Talbott
Capt. Swope then read the finding and sen
tence of the military commEsign, condemn
ing Jerome Clark to be hung by the meek, till
dead, aud asked the doomed man if he had
anything to say. After a little hesitation he
PRICE. 5 CENTS
said he bad lieen a Confederate soldier :
nearly four years. He was under Bocknu
at Fort Donelson, and had been in other bat
He said be had taken a great many prison
ers and had always treated them as men, and
that he could prove that he was a regular
Confederate soldiei. The noose was then
adjusted ground his neck, and the white cap
drawn down over his face, and the next mo
ment the drop fell and Jerome Clark was
launched into eternity. The fall evidently
did not break hie neck; he struggled very
violently for about five minutes. After twen
ty minutes had elapsed he was pronounced
dead and cut down.
Tiie lirafEL Negro boLDitKs.—The move
ment for arming the slaves to fight for their
own slave! y, which has occasioned so much
discussion in Rebel cities, has at last baen
decided on by them as the very last resort
of a despairing and despotic people. We
deem it right to place on record the origiual
documents issued by tbe Confederate agents
by whom this movement was first put in
operation. Accordingly we give tbe follow
ing extracts from the Richmond Sentinel :
THE FIRST PRACTICAL STEP TOWARDS ARMING
[Advertisement.from the KHimond Sentinel, Mvh IS.]
Confederate States or America, )
War Department, i
Adjutant and Inspector General Office, f
Richmond, March 15, 1885. J
Sirs —You are hereby authorized to raise
a company or companies of Begro soldiers,
under the provisions of the Act of Congress,
approved March 5, 1886.
When the requisite number shall have
been recruited they will be mustered Into
service for the war and muster rolls fonvard
to this office-
The companies when organized will be
subject to the rulea and regulations govern
ing the Provisional Army of the Confeder
By command of the Secretary of War,
JOHN W. RILEY,
Assistant Adjutant General.
Major J. W. Pegram, Alajor T. P. Turner,
through General Ewell.
AN APPEAL TO THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA.
It will be seen by the order of tbe Adju
tant and Inspector General, published above,
that the undersigned have teen authorized
to proceed at once with the organization of
companies to be composed of persons of
color, free and slaves, who are willing to
volunteer under the recent acts of Congress
and Legislature of Virginia.
It is well known to ttie country that Gen.
Lee has evinced the deepest interest in thia
subject, and that he regards prompt action
in this matter as vitally important to the
country. In a letter addressed by him to
Lieutenant-General Ewell, dated March* 10,
he says: “I hope it will be found practica
ble to raise a considerable force in Rich
mond. I attach great importance to the
result of the first experiment, and nothing
should be left undone to make it successful.
The sooner this can be accomplished the
The undersigned have established a ren
dezvous on Twenty-first street, between
Main and Cary streets, at the building known
as Smith’s fectory, and every arrangement
has been made to secure the comfort of the
new recruits and to prepare them for service.
It is recommended that each recruit be lur
niahed, when practicable, with a gray jacket
and pants, cap and blanket, and with a good
serviceable pair of shoes, but no delay should
take place iu forwarding the recruits, in order
to obtain these articles.
The government, Confederate and State,
having settled the policy of employing this
element of strength, and this class of out
population having given repeated evidence
of their willingness to take Up arum u; de
fence of their homes, it is believed that i* m
only necessary to put the matter befo/c th.-r
in a proper light to cause th mto rally v.: u
o.itnusiasm lor the preaervati *u of tho Lome a
in whicli they have been born and raised,
and in which they have found contentment
and happiness, and to save themselves aud
their race from the barbarous cruelty invaria
bly practiced upon them by a perfidious
enemv claiming to lie their friends.
Will not the people of Virginia, in this
hour of peril and danger, promptly respond
to the call of their loved General-in-Chief
and the demand of the Confederate and
State Governments? Will those who have
freely given their sobs and brothers, their
money and their property to the achieve
ment of the liberties of their country, now
hold back from the cause their servants, who
can well be spared, and who will gladly aid
in bringing this fearful war to a speedy aucl
glorious termination ? Let every man in
the State consider himself as a recruiting offi
cer, and enter at once upon the duty of aid
ing in the organization of this force by send
ing forward recruits to our rendezvous.—
Every consideration of patriotism, indepen
dent of our country, the sa!ety of homes, the
happiness of our families and the sanctity of
our firesides, all prompt to immediate and
energetic action for the defence of the coun
try. Let the people be lint true to them
selves and to the claim of duty, and our in
dependence will be speedily secured, and
peace be restored within our borders.
J. W. Pegra-.l Major, &c. P. A. C. S.
Tho-. P. Turn!r, Major, &c., P. A. C. S.
[f rom the Richmond Dispatch, Match 23.]
We understand that to Major J. W. Pcgram
and Major T. P. Turner, has been assigned
the duty of organizing and training the negro
soldiers, preparatory to putting them in the
field. They are both young officers of the
highest promise, distinguished alike tor
gallantry in the Held and for skill in the dis
charge of this peculiar duty. They speak in
the most encouraging terms of this enter
prise, both expressing the belief that the
negro under proper officers, will make an ex
cellent soldier. It is a great pity this had
not been done before. But we may yet de
rive enormous benefit from the experiment.
Success to these young officer?.
General Grant’s Opinion. —A distinguish
ed Senator who arrived from City Pomt to
day says it is General Grant’s opinion that
Richmond will be evacuated within the new