SAVANNAH DAILY HERALD.
VOL. 1-NO. 73.
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[from our Extra of yes ter dan afternoon.]
One Day Later from the North.
NEW YORK DATES OF APRIL 7.
Arrival of the Creole at Hilton Head
SYNOPSIS OF RICHMOND NEW!#
Sir Frederick Bruce Coming to
America as an Envoy Extraor
dinary from England.
&EBX2X. BARI STONEWALL
AT FERROL, SPAIN.
ATTEMPT TO ESCAPE.
SHE MEETS THE NIAGARA AND SACRAMENTO
AND SNEAKS BACK.
Lincoln Occupying Jefl'. Davis* ’ House
Despatches from our Special Correspond
ent at New York.
ARAGO DEE VO-NIGHT.
BT C. 8. MILITARY TELEGRAM FROM HILTON HEAD,
By the arrival of the steamer Oreole, at
Hilton Head, this mording. we have special
despatches, exclusively to the Herald, from
our New York correspondent. Although
some of the following intelligence has been
substantially anticipated in our columns, ln r
arrivals,oi the news through other sources,
nevertheless, as the subjoined represents
at a glance the operations of the
few' days victorious' work which
gave us Richmond and Petersburg,
and w’hieh can scarcely fail to result in
the utter demolition, of Lee’s army, in its
capture en masse, or in its being scattered
to the four winds of Heaven, we give it in
full. Hourly the end draw's nigh.
“The night is past; joy cometh with the
By the exertions of our well-informed cor
respondent, we have dates some six hours
later thau the news in the latest papers
brought by the Creole, comprising all the in
telligence deceived in New York City up to
the hour of sailing.
Our Special Despatches.
New York, April 7,
Via Hilton Head, Apr. 11.
Richmond was captured on the morning
of Monday, April 3d. General Weitzel with
his colored troops marched in at 6 o’clock in
the a. m., capturing five hundred (500) can
non, thirty (30) locomotives, fifty (50) pas
senger and one hundred (100) freight cars.
He captured also 2000 prisoners in.the
city. 'Weitzel and his troops were enthusi
astically received and the Union flag was
displayed throughout Richmond.
Jeff. Davis and family fled to Danville, or
some where el9e, on Sunday night.
All the prisoners in Libby were released
and have arrived at City Point.
President Lincoln now occupies the late
residence of Jeff.
The city was found on fir 6 in several pla
ces, but w r as put ont after considerable dam
age had been done.
Petersburg was also evacuated Sunday
night, our army entering at daylight on
Monday a. m. *
The great battle, of which the above is
the result, commenced on the 28th, contin
uing with great fury on the 20th and 30th.
A rain storm interfered somewhat, but still
victorious advances continued to be made,
until on the 31st and Ist Sheridan succeeded
in most effectually smashing Lee’s whole
right wing, capturing four thousand (4000)
prisoners and over thirty (30) pieces of artil
lery at one swoop.
fc This movement secured the Southside
Railroad and extended our line;? from Hatch
er s Run to the Appomatox river, inside the
entrenched lines of the Rebels.
The next morning 2d, the whole army of
the Potomac moved on Erwin’s Works, cap
turing forts, prisoners, guns and the - close
of the day left a clear road to Pe
tersburg,. , .
On discovering the evacuation, Grant lost
no time, but at daylight Monday, A. M.
SAVANNAH, GA., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 1865.
started orv hot pursuit of Lee’s retreating
tragment of a beaten and demoralized
Sheridan led in the persuit, capturing men,
cannon, wagons, ammunition, &e. The Reb
els throwing nearly every thing aw’ay ; in
their flight they left all their tents and camp
equipage in both cities. He came up with
them at Amelia Court House, on the Dan
ville road north of Burkesville on the . r >th; in
the meantime Grant had hurried Meade’s in
fantry on to Burkesville, thus effectually
cutting off all retreat of the Rebels and head
ing them off.
Up to the latest hour *we have no de
spatches stating the result of the pending en- 4
gagement between Sheridan and Lee at'
Amelia Court House.
The latest offleial despatch states that Lee
was in line of battle, and Sheridan was being
reinforced by heavy bodies of infantry from
Grant himself was at Nottoway Court
House, and was evidently moving to Burks
ville, w'here the main portion of the army
had already arrived.
Sheridan says he feels confident of captur
ing or annihilating Lee’s force.
We are anxiously awaiting official* advices
from that point. ✓
The rejoicings over the fall of
throughout the North have been of the most
intensely enthusiastic character. No w'ords
c%n describe the scenes enacted by our joyous
population. Bells have rug until they crack
ed ; cannons have roared continuously for
several days, and everything animated with
an American flag. Southern sympathizers
gire it up and own that it is nonsense longer
to contend against the victorious legions of
patriots w r ho have so long fought for the in
tegrity of the whole aud indissoluble Union.
New York and Boston are crazy with de
Steamer Arago and several other steamers
leave to-morrow with a great number of pas
sengers for Charleston, to be present at the
Flag raising on Fort Sumter. Henry Ward
Beecher and several Congressmen are of the
party, who will make addresses on the occa
Foreign advices received an
nounce that Sir Frederick Bruce, who was
a passenger in the China this morning, comes
out as Envoy Extraordinary upon the sub
ject of the Reciprocity Treaty.
The Rebel ram Stonewall started ,out of
Ferral, Spain, but upon finding the frigates
Niagara and Sacramento waiting for her,
sneaked bafilc to port, afraid to enter into
Gold opened at 151.
[From the New York Tribute.]
Richmond, Va., April 5.
To-day, at about noon, Mr. Lincoln came
up from City Point, taking the boat from
Yarina, and there taking horses to this city.
Along with him came Admiral Porter, with
a few other persons. The party entered the
capital with feelings that can be better imag
ined than described. It is not known wheher
the occasion reminded Mr. Lincoln of a little
story, but it is to be presumed that it did. The
papers decide that this visit of the President
to Richmond seems to point to peace.
It is said he intends to issue a proclama
tion to the people of the South, calling upon
them to return to their allegiance; by this
act the President will ignore the existence of
the rebel government, and appeal to the
common sense of the southern people, who,
worn out by a long and bloody war, will no
doubt set their rebel rulers aside and make
peace on any terms.
It is estimated that there are 20,000 Union
people in the city, who will gladlyreturn to the
starry folds of their proper flag, as it is only
by force of tho military arm that that they
bowed to the acts of the rebel government.
To this class will be added the half-way
men who now T will of course be good Union
These few lines are meant onlyas a brief des
patch, in another letter I will give you some
account of the many things of interest in the
rebel capital. Already there is a strong party
of correspondents taking notes about town,
and in a few days the North will read of
everything of interest, and along with it
much that is of no interest, from the pens of
the fourth estate.
Os this class I may say that the rebel
scribes who tried to fire the southern heart,
have thrown down their pens and taken to
inglorious flight. Now, where is Pollard and
the rest of them ? Echo answers—where ?
Like the men-of-war, they will take up a
new base and there issue dingy little sheets in
which to give vent to their spleen, but
where can those bases be found ? and will
the scribes thrown down the pen and take up
a rifle? Oh, no! They meant the “poor
white trash” to fight aud they were to
fire their hearts.
Head Quarters Ahmt of Potomac, >
April 4th, 1866. )
This day was spent by the army in active
pursuit of the enemy—it is a foot-race be
tween the two great bodies for a certain goal.
The point for which Gen. Lee is thought to
be en march is Danville.
Under cover of ins left he drew off from
his lines on the night of the 2d. and began
a rapid march, in the hope of gaining a good
. start upon os; in this he has failed, for our
army is well up with his rear guard.
The second corps, under General Gordon,
which held the left of his lines on the day of
the great battle, has lost two thousand (2000)
By the Cox road, the bulk of this army
went on Monday through Petersburg in pur
suit, and the cavalry has been on the heels
of the enemy all this day, taking 2,000 more
Their ranks are fast dwindling away; it is
thought that there cannot be more than 35,-
000 men now with Gen. Lee, and as they go
on, the men constantly quit the ranks and
find their way home.
Our cavalry gives no rest to the broken
ranks of the enemy, and they are pressing
hard upon the rear of Gordon’s corps their
2d. It is from this corps that most of the
prisoners are taken by our cavalry.
In many of the houses along the line of
march, parties of wounded men are found
who having been able to march from the
late field of battle, have been taken along,
but had to fall out on the way.
It is only a very sanguine rebel who can
not see that all is over with the lately great
army of Northern Virginia. Its days are
numbered; it may not exist as an organized
body thirty days longer. If it «an reach the
force under Gen. Joseph Johnston, a second
heavy fight will take place, this time with
Gen. Sherman; but even then the Army of
the Potomac would, in less tfiau ten hours,
enter inte the fight, and the result to the rebel
forces would inevitably be a disaster which
would be final.
The Ist of May will probabty see the end of
this war, for nothing but a heavy line of de
fenses could enable the enemy ‘to make a
stand again, and in time to throw up such a
line is now the only salvation.
The enemy can only flee from front to
front for a short time. The death of D. H.
Hill is a great loss to the enemy, for he led
their third Corps with great ability, and was
perhaps only second to Gen. Lee in impor
tance, to the Rebel army in the late tight.
To-day the cavalry and the leading in
fantry corps have made a long march; the
ninth corps is some distance in the rear, as
it left Petersburg only to-day, but the rest of
the army is well on hand and the cavalry
under the untiring Sheridan is doing great
There are many reports of extravagant
success on our part flying about—one is that
20,000 of the enemy have been forced to lay
down their arms, but this is at least prema
ture. It is an old story of “bagging.” The
army is doing well, hut has not made such
short work of the tuemy as that.
Burkesville may be the point at which an
other great fight wiil take place. It is sixty
miles from Petersburg, and the army has not
made more than about half that distance up
to this evening.
My next despatch will likely give you the
news of another heavy blow inflicted upon
On Tuesday Mr. Lincoln gave a public re
ception in the parlor of Jest. Davis’ house, in
Richmond. A number of citizens called
upon him, beside the officers of our army
The Richmond Post Office has been taken
possession of by the government, and twen
ty-two bags of cajftured mails delivered to
the War Department.
FROM GOLDSBORO', IV. C.
The Rebels Preparing to Evacuate Raleigh.
Stores, &«■., Removed to Greensboro’.
New York, April I.—The Tribune’s Wash
ington special says a despatch, just received
from Goldsboro’, says the rebels have com
pleted all preparations to evacuate Raleigh.
All the departments of the State Government
have been removed to Greensboro’, as well
as surplus military stores.
Gen. Schofield has levied a contribution of
100,000 rations of meat and flour upon the
Capture of the Son of Barnwell Rhett.
Brigadier-General Alfred Rhett, son of that
notorions “original sinner and secessionist,”
Barnwell Rhett, of South Carolina, was cap
tured in a manner to seriously wound bis
vanity, if he is at all sensitive on points of
military etiquette. Inside his own lines he
tell in with a party of men, whom he took
to be rebel soldiers. They lequested him to
accompany them to headquarters. Rhett
replied contemptuously, garnishing his re
marks with divers pungent expletives rela
tive to their souls and their “condemned”,
insolence. Thereupon they brought the
head of Rhett in direct range of several re
volvers. Rhett waxed wroth exceedingly,
and informed them that when he got them
where he wanted them he would put them
ia irons, and wreak on their devoted heads
sundry other vengeful devices exercised by
officers of exalted rank when set at defiance
by enlisted meu. Threats, however, were
of no avail. He had to go with them, and,
quietly conveying him past his own pickets,
they brought him in to General Shefman,
finallv telling him that they were Union
scouts, and he their prize—a prisoner. Rhett
subsequently admitted that up to the mo
ment they did so he was chuckling to him
self over the idea of inflicting punishment
upon them, and that, when the truth wa9
revealed to him, he felt about as mean as
could be supposed possible ih the case of a
chivalric South Carolinian cavalier, of purest
It is proposed by New Yorkers to hold a
Kd national sword tournament at Gen.
it’s headquarters to decide who is the
best swordsman in the United States. They
hftd better decide that by trying their
swords on the rebels. Perhaps if they had
done this sometime ago it would have been
of more advantage to the country and better
for their own reputation.
Savannah Theatbe.— At the Savannah
Theatre last evening the popular drama of
“ Ireland As It Is” was rendered in a most
acceptable manner. A good house was pres
ent, and the efforts of Mr. Weir as “Dan
O’Carolan,” Mr. Davenport as “NeilO’Caro
lan, ” Mr. Camer aa “ Ragged Pat,” and Miss
LaFond as “Judy O’Trot,” elicited the most
unmistakable commendation. A splendid
bill is offered for to-night, “ The Drunkard”
and “The Youth who never saw a Woman.”*
Sweatnam’s Varieties —This popular place
of amusement continues to be crowded
nightly. The brilliant actress Lotty How
land, the irresistible comedian, W. P. Sweat
nam, and the wonderfully precocious Master
Willie, are only the chief of the manifold at
tractions of the “Varieties.’* Last night,
the great hit of the evening was the “Dutch
Song and Dance ” by La Belle Louise and
Lotty Howland, which was received with
the most enthusiastic plaudits.
The following has been sent to us with a
request to publish, as a specimen of the First
of-April Oratory. The speech was made by
a well-known humorist on the occasion of
an All-Fools’-Day presentation to Mr. Sam’l
J. Brady, chief clerk in the office of Capt.
John L. Kelley, A. Q. M.
“I have the honor conferred on me by the
representatives of the Quartermaster’s De
partment, under your management, to pre
sent you, in their names, this slight token of
their respect and esteem. (Handing over a
clay pipe.) This presentation has been un
der consideration for some time, but has been
postponed until this date on account of
heavy weather on the coast, and frequent
showers of rain, which we thought might
have a tendency to dampen the proceedings.
We the undersigned (undersigned is good, as
we are under the sign of the “Soldier’s
Rest we, the undersigned, whose names
are as familiar to you as household words,
and no doubt they will hereafter be engraven
on your heart, have not been unmindful of
the increasing cares that have multiplied
upon you since we have rallied around you.
Whether you have been at work on Form 2,
or any other Form, we have always found
you right there, and felt the same interest in
your welfare. We have watched you night
after night, working until the candles melted
away before you, but you heeded them not.
The brain work was there, and the hands
were willing, and you conld have knocked a
box of candles into the middle of next week;
we cpuld not look down upon these scenes
without being moved. In fact we have
moved several times. Sir, if you think that
our hearts are like the big rocks along the
New Jersey Railroad, that have painted on
them in large letters, “ Cherokee Medicines
for the Unfortunate,” you are mistaken* Our
hearts are like the candles you work by—
they melt, muchly so, on an occasion like
“May this beautiful pipe, that w’e present
to you, be like your fondest hopes, never
broken, and like your financial circumstan
ces, never broke; add as the golden wreaths
of smoke ascend from this ambrosial boat, so
may your cares and troubles leave your
mind, and you enjoy the happiness and con
tentment that your friends all fondly wish
for you, with no cloud of sorrow bn your
mind, leaving the past tinctured with the
sweetest of recollections.
“The cool summer air that comes stealing
in through the lattice window fanning the
heated brow of our immortal Chiefs only in
vigorates him for renewed action. While
quires of folio cap paper disappear before his
magic touch. He buries himself in abstracts
and piles of vouchers. Boxes of 404 pens
are gone in a week. With lightning rapidity
he dashes off an order for a wooden bunk,
or writes a check for thousands of dollars,
and he still works on. At his command the
heavy iron door swings open on rusty hin
ges, and the mechanics of St. Helena await
anxiously their doom. The Napoleon of
clerk 9 stands ready to fill their pockets with
the ready, or to take them by the collar and
make them walk, he is good on both, for
lltiat reason he joined Hook and Ladder one.”
Thundering All Around. —A look outside
the theatre of war in Virginia and North
Carolina, where the leading “ heavy men”
are engaged, shows some performances in
the grand war drama of much interest.—
The rebel newspapers tell us that the Yan
kees are preparing a formidable simultaneous
invasion of Texas, via Galveston, Sabine Pass
and Arkansas. Thomas holds Tennessee in
his grasp, and laughs at the rebel ragged
battalions; General Vodges, of the Regulars,
takes command in Florida with a splendid
body of men; Washburne is in strength at
Memphis, holding that important key to the
interior; Dana has the Department of Ark
ansas and the State of Mississippi, watching
the rebels under Price and Kirby Smith ;
Pope and Dodge have Missouri in charge,
and have completely overawed the traitors,
reorganized the civil courts, expelled guer
rilla! and disciplined the militia, the best de
fenders, when loyal, of the honor and prop
erty of a State; Caoby has an army and
navy in co-operation at Mobile ana around
New Orleans (and both very large), and we
daily look for news of the capture of Mobile;
and Wilson’s cavalry, tea thousand strong,
was reported at Chickasaw, Ala., on the 21st
Inst., to cut off the retreating column of the
enemy from the chief city of the State.
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ODDS AND ENDS, OF NEWS AND IN*
An asylum for “children .subject to fits ”
is t« be opened in Massachusetts.
England and India are only six hours
They call the ‘fractional currency’‘papoose
money’ in Wisconsin, because it is the young
Motto for a dyer: I must dye to live. For
his customers : May they live to dye.
The Princess of Wales has been graciously
pleased to grant permission that the Condon,
Chatham and Dover Railway Company's
bridge at Blackfriars may be named the Alex
andria Bridge, after her Royal Highness.
Fanny Elsslerhas not yet pirouetted off the
stage of existence. Site was lately present
at the Concordia ball in Vienna, in a white
satin dress and train, literally covered with
diamonds, rubies and emerald?.
The Empress Eugenie proposes toother
European crowned sovereigns to make an ef
fort to restore the holy sepulcre at Jerusa
lem. Such a movement would be more
bloodless than that set afoot by Peter the
Prentice has had a book handetl to him,
“by a bright-eyed, beautiful little widow,
(its author),” with 33G pages—the book not
the widow—called “Lillian, or the Battle of
Life”—that we would like to see—the widow,
not the book.
Our 'petroleum princes scarcely begin to
realize the suddenness with which fortunes
may be accumulated. A Hindoo, who was
formerly employed at £3O a year, has
amassed a fortune of ten millions of dollars
by the rise in value of ludia cotton, in which
The Emperor of Morocco had the heads
of ten of his subjects taken off aud fixed
on telegraphic poles, because they interfered
with the telegraph apparatus. The Emperor
would be invaluable in a newspaper office for.
making telegraphic heads.
A letter from St. Petersburg says : “The
greatest novelty of the week’s festivi
ties is the appearance of Haines, the famous
American skater. He has already appeared
on the English Skating ground, and before
the imperial family at tbe Taurida Garden ;
aud as the showman who takes him about
has been careful to excite the public curi
osity, he is likely to reap a good harvest du
ring the carnival.”
On Tuesday last, Thomas Ball, Esq., com
pleted ip clay a bust of Mr. Everett, and on
Wednesday it was moulded and cast in plas
ter and packed, preparatory to its being
taken to Europe by the artist. The friends
of the late Mr. Everett will be pleased to
know that .Mr. Ball has been remarkably
successtul in his effort, and that the bust pre
sents Jhe features of the gifted orator and
scholar in a form most pleasant to those
who have enjoyed his friendlp intercourse
, The celebrated Sand diamond has been
Surchased by “Messrs. Garrard, of the Hay
[arket, for Sir Jamsetjee Seheebhoy, of
Bombay, for $20,000. The historical interest
attached to this stone is remarkable and quite
authentic. It formerly belonged to Charles
the Bold, of Burgundy, then passed into the
possession of the Sanci family, from whence
it took its name, ultimately became one of
the crown jewels of France, was worn at the
coronations of Louis XIV. and XV., and
was stolen' at the sack of the Tuilleries in
1789; it then passed to the Queen of Ferdi
nand VII., of Spain, who gave it to Godoy,
Prince de la Paix, aud from him was trans
ferred to tile Demidoff family, its last pos
Will There be a Called Session of Con
gress ? — The Washington correspondent of
the' Philadelphia Press says this question is
now being discussed by leading men. One
class insist that Mr. Lincoln cannot make
paace without first; consulting Congress.—
Others contend that there are examples
where peace was made by commissioners or
Generals, and cite the treaty of Ghent in
1814—15, and the treaty of Gnadaloupc Hi
dalgo, made over the head of President
Polk’s administration made by N. P. Trist
and Gen. Scott, by which the Mexican war
was closed and the golden bands of Califor
nia wound round the Union, making it rich
er and stronger. The Senate must ratify,
however, the House must frirnish the money.
If Lee is whipped and forced to surrender,
the substantial terms will be dictated by the
conqueror ; and it may be that the President
will be on the ground to sfin?tion what ia
There will be no time to call Congress to
take part in this council, but a subsequent
and early meeting is inevitable. Should the
defeat be a grand smash, we will get our
own conditions ; and the party chiefs who
oppose peace, when all that is reasonable is
obtained, will be quietly folded away, like
mumthies in some old ciypt, where baffled
theorists have gone to sleep with their dead
theories. Do not werry about Jeff. Davis
and the wretched lie-witches wbo’contrived,
cooked, stirred and heated this hell-broth of
Treason. Leave them to their victims.—
They belong to Southern people, and with
them we can leave them.^
The Inaugural Boiled. Down. —Fellow
Countrymen : — I made an inaugural address
four years ago ; there is no particular occa
sion lor another.
The public knows as much as I do about
the progress of our arms.
We have great hopes—but we make no
predictions. [Seward’s department.]
Four years ago all tried to avert war.—
Both parties hated to fight. War came.
The slaves are one eighth of the popula
tion, and a “peculiar and powerful” institu
tion. “Somehow” they cause the war.
All pray to the same God. He don't ap
pear to be on either side. When he makes
up His mind we will have to submit to it.
Meanwhile, without malice, let us chari
tably and firmly continue to cut each other’s
throats ; taking care of suchl unfortunate
people as may be widowed and orphaned ;
in order that we may not be injured or harm
one another, but maintain just and lasting
Sace among ourselves and other nations.—
>y test own Democrat.