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VARIETIES. OPEN EVERY EVENING. WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL 12, 1386, The Thrillin'; Drama, from the French, in two Acta, entitled THE SEVEN CL E R K S; op., THE MISER OF MARSEILLES. GRAND OLIO ENTERTAINMENT LA BELLE LOUHE AND LOTTIE HOWLAND IN SONGS, DANCES AND CHARACTERS. BILLY SWEATNAM, M. J. HOWARD, J. C. QUINAN, And the whole Compauy in the bill. OUT. The large Stock of BOOTS AND SHOES, SPRING CLOTHING, , GROCERIES, BOTTLED ALE, PORTER and CHAMPAGNE jCIDER, SEGARS and , TOBACCOS, in great variety, BEE? AND PORK, in half-bbis., SUTLERS* GOODS, TEAS . COFFEES and SPICES. The entire Stock will be sold, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, AT NEW YORK PRICES. The public will find this the best opportunity to pur chase yet offered in this market,- 170 BROUGHTON STREET, mar2l ts Next door to Sherlock 'a. JELLING OFF AT COST! IMMENSE STOCK! $160,000 WORTU #F MERCHANDISE TO BE SOLD IMMEDIATELY! Consisting of ' i 30 Tierces Hams, 300 barrels Flour, 100 barrels Sugar, / 160 cases Boots and Shots, GO boxes Coffee, 1000 cases Ale, 600 boxes Raisins, 160 barrels Ale, 160 barrels Walnuts, Filberts and Brazil Nnts,- 1000 cases Peaches, Tomatoes, Chickens, Tur keys, &c. t 800 ban-els Cakes and Crackers, 50 barrels Molasses, 160 cases Tobacco, 200 dozen Shirts, 400,0000 Cigars. ALSO, A large and extensive stock of Yankee Notions, Stationery, Hosery, and many other goods too num erous to mention. Sutlers and Merchants, call and examine before sending your orders to New York. C. W. DENNIS * CO., No. 4 Merchant’s Row, Hilton Head, S. C. aprl ti " CIDER FOR SALE, To families by the quart or gallon, at , O'MEARA & CO’S, over Adams’ Express Office, Bay street. mh24 RW. CAMPBELL, VETERINARY SURGEON • having reopened his office and yard, on Wil liam street, is now prepared to treat (on scientific principles,) all diseases Incident to Horses that are susceptible of remedy. Charges moderate. Cures warranted. Terms cash. febli ts "Yy ANTED. A bilding containing rooms for a small family, with store attached—must oe in a business portion of the city. Apply at the Herald office. apr4 (Official.j Headquarters, Department of the South. Hilton Head, S. C., March 8,1805. General Orders,) No. 31. f I. Civilians travelling upon Government Transports, within this Department, will hereafter be charged the following rates of fare, to be collected by the Quarter master In charge of Marine Transportation at tic point of departure, upon passes issued by the Provost Mar shal: Between Hilton Head and Charleston $3 60 Between Hilton Head and Savannah 2 60 Between Hiiton Head and Beaufort 75 Between Hilton Head and Femandina ~.. 460 Between Hilton Head and St. Augustine 6 50 Between Hilton Head and Jacksonville 5 50 Between Hilton Head and Fort Pulaski 75 Between Hilton Head and St. Helena 25 Between points, not specified above, the rate of $1 for every twenty miles, will be charged. n. Free transportation will be allowed, to govern ment employees, while travelling on government busi ness ; to members of the Sanitary and Christian Com missions, agents distributing gratuitous suppljKfto the destitute, and regularly appointed regimentaFSntlers, while travelling in the discharge of their duties as such: and to destitute refugees, at the discretion of local Commanders. 111. No Free transportation will be allowed except upon passes marked “Free" by the Provost Marshal. By command of Major General Q. A. GILLMORE. W. L. M. Burger, A. A. Gen. apr3 (Official.) Headquarters, Department of tee South, ntlton Head, S. 0., Feb, 24,18C4. General Orders,) No. 25. f The following paragraph, from Special Orders Na 75, Adjutant General’s Office, February 16th, 1835,'is republished for the information of this Command : War Department, Adjutant General’s Office, Washington, Feb. 16, 1863. Special Orders,) No. 75. ; (extract.) * * » » « • » 7. By direction of the President, 2d Lieutenant F. De L. Dakin, Company B, Battalion 90th New York V olunteers, is hereby dishonorably dismissed the ser vice of the United States, under Section 3, Paragraph (General Remarks), of Circular No. 36, aeries of 1864, from this Office, for neglect of duty in failing to have the rolls of his command made out and forward ed to the proper Commissary of Musters, thereby working prejudice to the Interests of the enlisted men. **** ** * • • • By order of the Secretary of War. Bv command D of T ° WN “ ND ’ Adt tteD ' w r xr w Major General Q. A. GILLMORE. W. L. M. Burueb- Asat Adt. Gen. apri JNTERBBTINO PUBLICATIONS rot THE SOLDIER OR THE CITIZEN. THE NOVELLETTE, Published monthly, contains, in each number, from three to eight short stories, with Illustrations. Terms: one copy, 1 year, $2, post-paid ; six copies, subscribers paying thoir own postage, $9; 12 do., sl6. THE FLAG OF OUR UNION. Devoted to Tales, Sketches, Adventures, Poems, News, Novellettes, &c. $2 per year. THE DOLLAR MONTHLY MAGAZINE. The cheapest magazine in the world. Six copies for five dollars. Nearly one hundred pages of reading matter and illustrations. Postage only 12 cents per year. TEN CENT NOVELLETTES. 12S pages in each book ; one-third larger than any other Dime Novel, All of the above publications will be forwarded regu larly by mail, on receipt of price, by ELLIOTT, THOMEB & TALBOT. PUBLISHERS, 118 Washington street, Boston, Mass. Samples ean be seen, or copies purchased, by ap plying at THE SAVANNAH HERALD STORE, lit BAY STREET, SAVANNAH, GA. mar!9 ts jpOST QUARTERMASTER’S OFFICE, Central Railroad Bank v Savannah, Ga„ March, Ist, ISCS. In pursuance of orders, received at this office, all citizens occupying balldings, whose owners are ab sent within the Rebel lines, or buildings, or other property belonging to disloyal persons, will, unless snch buildings have been previously assigned—rent free—settle the rents for the same, due the Uni ted States, at this office on or before the 10th of April. A failure to comply with tbe above will cause a forfeiture of all claims t 6 further occupation. S. S. STARR, aprl Capt. and A. Q. M„ in charge of buildings. rpHE NEW SKIRT FOR 1865. Awonderful invention for Ladies. Unquestionably superior to all others. Don’t fail to read the advertisement in the Savannah Herald, containing full particulars, every Monday morning. edexM3mo mar2l YORK HERALD CORRESPONDENT. The office of the New York Herald Correspondent is at 111 BAY STREET, UP stairs. marii-2 ts •^OTICE. Savannah, Ga., March, 8,1865. After this date the Provost Court will be held in the U. S. Court House, up stairs, comer of Bull and Bay streets. EBEN PARSONS, Jr., mar 9—ts Lieut, and Provost Judge. NOTICE. Office of Street Commissioner, No. 126 South Broad Street, Savannah, Ga., March 29,1865. In accordance with authority conferred upon me, by General Order No. 16, from Headquarters U. 8. Forces, Savannah, Ga., dated Feb. 21st, 1865. this city is here by divided into three Districts, for the purpose of re moving garbage therefrom. The First District comprises all that portion of the city lying North of President and Harrison streets. Carts will remove the garbage from this District on Monday and Thursday of each week. The Second District comprises all that port ion of the city lying between the First District and Harris street. Carts will remove the garbage from this District on Tuesday and Friday of each week. The Third District comprises all that portion of the city lying South of Harris street. Carts will remove the garbage from this District on Wednesday and Sat urday ol each week. Hereafter all rubbish and garbage which may accu mulate must be put into convenient vessels, and pre vious to 7 o'clock In the morning of eaeh day, as above designated for the respective Districts; such vessels must be placed upon the sidewalks of the streets or alleys, and permitted to remain there until emptied by my employees, after which they will be removed by their owners. All other persons are forbidden to destroy or In any way interfere with the vessels so placed upon the side walks, and they must not lie exposed to the public view, except as above specified. Keepers of Animals must, not permit manure to be thrown into the Streets or Alleys, neither must the accumulation thereof in, or near any stable or yard be permitted to exceed one cart load before being re moved. All Privies, Dry Wells or Sinks within the limlts'of the dty of .-avaunah which may require cleaning out will be disposed of in the following manner, viz: Apply a disinfectant for thirty-aix hours. A cavity will then be excavated In the ground of the lot upon whicn the vault is located, or the adjacent alley, of sufficient size and depth to receive all its contents, the transfer of which will then be made, but it must be in tbe night time only, and so conducted that no nui sance will exist therefrom on the following morning. ALBERT STEARNS, Capt. and Street Commissioner. J BROWN & CO., (Late Somes, Brown & Cos„) MILITARY AND NAVAL BANKERS AND COLLECTORS, 2 PARK PLACE, BROADWAY BANK BUILDING, NEW YORK. Correspondents In Washington—J. W. Fisher & Cos., 478 Fourteenth Street. ESTABLISHED JUNE, 1862. Wc have complete facilities for transacting business speedily and correctly In all the Departments at Washington. Remittances prompt, and terms rea sonable. We give especial attention to obtaining Certificates for Non-Indebtedness for Ordnance and Quartermas ters’. Returns for Officers. and settling their accounts. We collect the following classes of Claims, and make advances if desired: ' Bounties for the heirs of deceased, wounded Sol diers, and such as have served two years. Pensions for Invalids, Widows, Mothers, and Or phan Children. Arrears of pay for the heirs of deceased, discharg ed Officers, Soldiers and Sailors, and pay for the Wife or Widowed Mother of Prisoners of War. Prize Money for thru. S. Navy, together with all other jnst Claims, Information freely furnished. We purchase and sell all Government Securities, Quartermasters’ Certificates and Checks, on the best of terms. References givenjto leading Bankers and business firms in New York. febl6 ts OLD NEWSPAPERS, FOR WRAPPING PAPER, For sale at the SAVANNAH HERALD OFFICE, NO. 11l BAT STREET, marts ts (Official,) WAR DEPARTMENT, Adjujant General's Office, Washington, December 27,1866. General Orders.) No. 306. / REGULATIONS CONCERNING HOSPITALS. I. U. S. General Hospitals are under the exclusive control of the Surgeon General, and will be governed by snch regulations as the Secretary of War shall ap prove, npon his recommendation. n. Medical Officers, commissioned in the regular or volunteer service, assigned to duty in charge of U. S General Hospitals, acting under the instructions of the Surgeon General, and not subject to the orders of lo cal commanders, other than those of geographical military departments or divisions, are charged with all the duties of commanding officers, ana will l>e obeved and respected as such. 111. Repairs, additions, and alterations involving expenditure of public funds, will iu no instance be ordered by Surgeons In charge, who will refer all ne cessary requisitions for these purposes through the Medical Director for the recommendation of the Sur geon General and the action of the War Department By order of the Secretary of War. E. D. TOWNSEND, _aprl2 Assistant Adjutant General. (Official.) OFFICE OF THE MEDICAL DIRECTOR, Department ok the South, Hilton Head, S. C., February 28,1865. The following Circular from the Surgeons General's Office, Is furnished for the information and guidance of Surgeons in charge of U. S. A. General Hospitals. Surgeon General's Office, Washington, D. C., June 27, 1864. Circular Letter. Whenever a General Hospital is discontinued, yhe Metfical Officer in charge will be instructed by the Medical Director of the Department to forward to the Surgeon General’s Office full reports of Wounded Surgical Operations, Secondary Hemorrhage, Tetanus and Pytemla, for the period of time elapsing between the last quarterly report and the date of discontinu ance of the Hospital. Iu the Reports of Wounded, and of Surgical Opera tions, especial care should be observed to furnish the results'>f those cases “remaining under treatment” at the date of the last quarterly report. A list of such cases can be obtained on application at the Sur geon General’s Office. By order of the Acting Surgeon General. H. A. Crane, Surgeon U. S. A. MEREDITH CLYMER, aprl 2 Medical Director Dep’t of the South. rOfficial.J OFFICE OF THE MEDICAL DIRECTOR, Department of the South, Hilton Head, S. C„ March 13, 1865. General Order,) No. 3. f Par. I Medical Officers in charge of U. S. A. Gen eral Hospitals iu this Department will make, regular ly, a Sunday morning Inspection of their Hospitals, in accordance with Paragraphs 404, 321. 322, 325, Re vised Regulations of the Army, 1863. This is a Dress Inspection. The Chief Steward should go through the Hospital immediately before Inspection begins, and see that proper preparation has been made. Convalescents must be in uniform, their faces and hands clean, clothes and hair neatly brushed, and shoe, well black ed. The Stewards and attendants should be in full dress uniform, according to their' rank. The Chief Steward will accompany the Inspecting Officer and Ward - Medical Officer, and enter each ward before them, giving the word, Attention, on which all pa tients, who are able to do, will rise, salute with the hand, and stand in the position of attention until the Inspecting Officer has passed out. Such convalescents as may be able to leave their wards, will be paraded In the lower hall, mess hall or yard, with open ranks, and non-commissioned staff and officers to the front. On the presence of the In specting Officer, the word, Attention, will be given by the Senior non-commissioned officer present, when the whole will salnte with the hand. (Paragraph 31, Revised Army Regulations, 1863 ) The guards and guard-rooms or tents, will be criti cally and minutely inspected. The Inspecting Officer will examine the general condition of the hospital, the bunks, bedding, cooking and table utensils, latrines, and such other objects as may present themselves. The registers, books, hos pital accounts, will be closely examined, as well as the condition of the Dispensary. Reports of such Inspections will be transmitted reg ularly every Monday to this Office, in accordance with the printed blanks furnished.. 11. All officers on duty in U. S. A. General Hospi tals in this Department, mast provide their own mess kits, smd have their own mess accounts separate from the Hospital, neither are they permitted to employ the cooks and nurses, or attendants, for their person’ al benefl,, and to the neglect of their assigned duties. The rations of the Hospital, the Ice and other luxu ries furnished, belong to the sick and wounded sol dier, and are in the csre of the Medical Officers aB a sacred trust, not to be abused or diverted, for person al benefit, from their sole and legitimate purpose. The name of any Medical Officer who may be found offending must be immediately repported to the Med ical Director of the Department. MEREDITH CLYMER, Medical Director Dep’t of the South. OiTiciai.: Wm. F. Buchanan, Asst. Surg. U. S. A., Executive Officer. apr!2 [Official.] Headquarters Departmfnt of the South. Hilton Head, S. C., March 27, 1865. General Orders,) No. 39. / I. Before a General Court Martial, which convened at Beaufort, S. G\, In pursuance of Special Order No. 63, Par. I, dated Headquarters Department of the Sonth, Hilton Head, S. C., March 12th, 1865, and of which Captain William H. Hamner, Battery’ A, 3d R. I. Arty was President, were arraigned and tried: Ist. Corporal Samuel Thompson, Cos. F, 26th U. 8. C. Troops. Charge First .-—“Neglect of duty." Specification—“ln this, that he, the said Corporal Samuel Thompson, Cos. F, 26th U. S, C. TANARUS., be ing in charge of.the guard at the Cattle Ranch,so called, did permit the sentinel before the guard to quit his post, without urgent necessity, and without replacing him ; and being asked by C. G. Dyer, Capt. 20th U. S. C. TANARUS., and General Field Officer of the Day, why he did so, replied that it was rather cold, and he allowed theqpn tinel to come to the fire to warm his hands, or words to that effect. This at the Cattle Ranch picket post between the hours of 11 p. m., Feb. Ist, 1865, and Feb. 2d, 1865." Charge Second ;—“Conduct prejudicial to good or der and military discipline." Specification—ln this, that he, the said Corporal Thompson, Cos. F, 26th U. S. C. TANARUS., being in charge of the guard at the Cattle Ranch, so call ed, did allow the sentinel before the guard to quit his post, deposit his musket and go to the fire to warm himself. This at the Cattle Ranch picket post between the hours of 11 p. m., Feb. Ist, 1865, and Feb. 2d, 1865.” To which charges and specifications the accused pleaded “Not Guilty ’• * Finding : The Court, having maturely considered the evidence adduced, find the accused. Corporal Samuel Thomp son, Cos. F, 26th U. S. C. TANARUS., as follows; Os the specification to the first charge, “Not Guilty." Os the first charge, “Not Guilty.” Os the specification to the second charge, “Nos Guilty." Os the second charge, “Not Guilty." And the Court do therefore acquit the accused. 2d. Private Robert Brando, Cos. G, 2Gth U. S. C. Troops. Charui) “Sleeping on post." Sfeoification— “That Private Robert Brando, Cos. G, 26th U. S. C. TANARUS., having been duly posted as a sentinel was found asleep on his post between the hours of sa. m. and Ba. m. This at Fort Dnane, S. C., on Dr about the 9th of March, . 1866.’’ To which charge and specification the accused pleaded "Not Guilty.” Finding : The Court., having maturely considered the evidence adduced, find the accused, Robert Brando, private Cos. G, 20th U. 8. C, Troops, as follows: Os the specification, “Guilty.” Os the charge, Guilty.” Sentetce: And the Court do therefore sentence him, Robert Brando, private Cos. G, 20th U. 8. C. TANARUS„ to be confined at hard labor for six calends* months at snch place as •the Commanding General may and rect, and to forfeit to the United States ten dollars ($10) per month pay for the same time. 11. The findings in the case of Corporal Thompson are confirmed. He will be released from arrest and restored to dnty. The findings and sentence in the case of Private Brando are approved and confirmed.— Fort Marion, St. Augustine, Florida, is designated as the place of confinement. The Provost Marshal Gen .eral ia charged with the execution of this order. By command of 3 Major Gen. Q. A. GILLMORE. W. L. M. Burger, A A. G. aprll quantitiesof th.• Per Manganate olPotaah will be turnlsned, at the request of any Physician, by the Hssltb Officer. -feblO [Official.] Headquarters Department or the Sotth. „ „ Hilton Head, S. C., March #, 1805. General Orders,) No. 32. ( _ I- Before a General Court Marclal, which convened at Ililton Head, 8. C„ pursuant to General Order No. 7, dated Headquarters, Department of the South, Hil ton Head. S. C.. Januan- Bth, 1865, and of which Major Frank Place, 157th N. Y Vols., was President, were arraigned and tried: Ist. Charles Benson, private 56th N. T. Vols. Charge : “Oondact to tbe prejudice of good order and military discipline." Specification First: “In this, that Private Charles Benson. sGth N. Y. V. Infantry, did wantonly and cruelly refuse permission to Private Edwin 11. Smith, Cos. D, 56th N. Y. V. 1., to procure water aud empty night palls in the room, in which said Smith with others was confined. This at Beaufort, S. C., on or about August 15th, Specification Sbsond: “In this, that Private Charles Henson, 56th N. Y. V. 1., did cruelly and with out sufficient cause or authority, torture Private RobertH. Corey, 66th Reet. N. Y. Vol. Infantry, by confiniug him in an iron collar for several hours. This at Beaufort, S. C.. on or about the • 17th of August, 1564.” Specification Third: “In this, that Private Charles Benson, 56th N. Y. V., did cruelly, wantonly and with curses, refuse to Private Robert Cooper, Cos. B, 56th N. Y. V., permission to go to the sink, said Cooper being at that tlhie in an iron collar, thereby indicting great suffering and in convenience on said Cooper. This at Beaufort, S. C„ on or about the 3d or Septcmltcr, 1864.” To whidi charge and specifications the accused pleaded, “Not Guilty." Finding; The Court, having maturely considered the evidence adduced, find the accused, Charles Benson, private Cos. L, 66th N. Y. Vols., as follows: Os the first specification, “Not Guilty." Os the second specification, ‘Not Guilty ’’ Os the third specification, ‘Guilty" of the facts as set forth, but the Court attach no criminality thereto. Os the charge, “Not Guilty.” And the Court do therefore acquit the accused. 2d. Sergeant Frederick Alberts, Cos. L, 06th N. Y.- V. Charge: “Conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline." Specification First- “In this, that Sergt. Frederick Alberts, Cos. L, 56th N. Y. V„ did inflict a cruel . punishment on Private Wm. A. Garrett, Cos. D, 66th N. Y. V., by confining suid Garrett in an Iron collar for a long space of time, to wit, thirty-three hours. This at Beaufort, S. C., on or alxmt the 4th or 6th day of July, 1864." Specification Second: “In this, that Sergt, Frederick Alberts, Cos. L, 60th N. Y. V. 1., did wrongfully and without authority confine In an Iron collar. Private Edwin H. Smith, Cos. D ,66th Reg. N. Y. Vols., for writiug a letter to Capt, L. W. Met calf; Provost Marshal of the District of Beaufort, complaining of Cruelties in jail. This at Beau fort, S. C., on or about the 16th of August, 1864.’’ Specification Third : “In this, that Sergt Frederick Alberts, Cos. L, 56th N. Y. V., did confine in an iron collar a negro named Toot, now a member of Cos. B, 21st Reg. U. S. C. T.. for the puriiose of forcing him by torture to enlist In the military service of the Uuited States. This at Beaufort, 8. C„ on or about the Ist day of September. 1864." Specification Fourth : “Iu this, that Sergt. Frederick Alberts, Cos. L, 56th N. Y. V., did cruelly, wan tonly and with curses revile and threaten to shoot Private Robert Cooper, Cos, B, 6Gth N. Y. V., while said Cooper was confined in an Iron collar. This at Beaufort, S. C., on or about the 3d day of September, 1864." Specification Fifth : “In this, that Sergt. Frederick Alberts, Cos. L, 66th N. Y. V , did cruelly, wan tonly and with curses, refuse to Private Robert Cooper, Cos. B, sGth N. Y. V., permission to go to the sink, said Cooper being at that time con fined in an iron collar, thereby inflicting great suffering and Inconvenience on said Cooper. This at Beaufort, S. C., on or about the 3d of Septem ber, 1864." To which charge and specifications the accused pleaded, “Not Guilty." Finding : The Court, having maturely considered the evidence adduced, find the accused, Sergt. Frederick Alberts, 66th N. Y. Vols., as follows: Os the first specification, “Not Guilty." Os the second specification, “Not Guilty.” Os the third specification, “Not Gut ty." Os the fourth specification, “Guilty," except the words “wantonly" and “did threaten to shoot,"but the Court attaches no criminality thereto. Os the fifth specification, “Guilty." Os the charge, “Guilty." Sentence: And the Court do therefore sentence him, the accus ed, Sergeant Frederick Alberts, 66th N. Y. Vols,, to be reduced to the ranks as a private soldier. 3d. 2d Lieut. H. A. Hawkes, 66th N. Y. V. Charge First : “Conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline.” Specification First: “In this, that 2d Lieut. H. A. Hawkes, 66th N. Y. V. Infantry, did keep Private Robert Cooper, Cos. B, 66th Reg. N. Y. V. In fantry, confined In jail, without delivering him to hia commanding officer, In violation of General Orders No. 22, series of 1864, Headquarters, Dept, of the South, for a long space of time, to wit, twenty-six days. This at Beaufort, S. C., In the month of September, 1864.” Specification Second : "In this, that 2d Llent. H. A. Hawkes, 66th Reg. N. Y. V. Infantry, did Inflict a cruel and unusuai punishment on Private Robert Cooper, Cos. B, 66th Reg. N. Y. Vol. In fantry, by confining said Cooper in an Iron collar for a long space of time, to wit, twenty-eight hours, to the physical Injury of said Cooper, and to the injury of the service. This at Beaufort, S. C., on of about the 3d aud 4th of September, 1864.” Specificatign Tnißn: “In this, that 2d Lieut. H. A. Hawkes, 56th Reg. N. Y. Vol. Infantry, did tor ture Private Robert Cooper, Cos. B, 60th Reg. N. Y. Vol. Infantry, in order to make him confess where he had obtained liquor, by placing him in an iron collar and keeping him there for a long space of time, to wit, twenty-eight hours. This at Beaufort, S. C., on or about the 3d and 4th ol' September, 1866." Specification Fourto; “In this, that 2d Llent. H, A. Hawkes, 66th Reg. N. Y. V. Infantry, did wan tonly curse and revile Private Robert Cooper, Cos. B, CCth N. Y. Infantry, when said Cooper was confined in an iron collar as aforesaid- This at Beaufort, S. C., on or-abont the 3d of Septem ber, 1864." Charue Second: “Conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman.” Specification: “In this, that 2d Llent. H. A. Hawkes, 66th N. Y. V. Infantry, did corruptly and scandously offer to Thomas Rhodes (Boat man) then In confinement in jail, that if he, the said Rhodes wou'd pay him one hundred dollars he would let him, said Rhodes, go. . This at Beaufort, S. C., on or about the Bth of October. 1864. ’’ To which charges and specifications the accused pleaded, “Not Guilty." Finding : The Court, having maturely considered the evidence adduced, find the accused, 2d Lieut. H. A. Hawkes, 56th N. Y. V. Infantry, as follows: Os the first specification, first “Guilty,” after substituting 21 days for 26. Os the second specification, first charge, “Not Guilty.” Os the third specification, first charge, “Not Guilty." Os tbe fourth specification, first charge, “Not Guilty.” Os the firstcharge, ‘Guilty.” Os the specification, second charge, “Not Guilty.” Os the second charge, “Not Guilty." Sentence: And the Court do therefore sentence him, 2d Lieut. H. A. Hawkes, 66th N. Y. Vols., to be reprimanded in General Orders by the Commanding General of tbe Department. The Court is thus lenient, in view of the uniform good character of the accused, and tbe conflicting testimony of the witnesses for the prosecu tion. 11. The findings in the ca.e of Private Benson, are approved. Private Benson, will be released from ar rest and restored to duty. In the case of Sergeant Alberts, the finding on the fourth specification is disapproved. The findings on all the other specifications and the charge are approv ed The sentence Is confirmed and will be executed. in the case of Lieut. Hawkes, the findings on the first charge and its first specification, and on the second charge and its specification are approved. The find ings on the second, third and fourth specifications of the first charge are disapproved. Tbe Commanding General cannot but think, that the Court has been un duly influenced by the degraded character of the offenders, who have been placed In the iron <*llar at Beanfort jail, and has not sufficiently considered, that It concerns the honor of the service, that ho want of sympathy for the sufferers should canse the introduc tion of snch 111 practices to be overlooked. All punishments, particularly those inflicted without sanction,should be strictly confined to those authorized by the customs of the service. It need not be said that the punishment inflicted at Beanfort jail is not among these, and is more suited to the old use of tbe jail as a slave pen, than to a military prison of tbe United States. Besides no officer ordering a punish ment should, by his abusive language or conduct, give reason to suppose that personal feeling' Influences his. proceeding, uhe does, tbe punishment loses all good effect and becomes a source of positive evil. But . * there is a graver circumstance yet in this case. By the concurrent testimony of Cooper, the man confined, of his fellow prisoners and of the jailor, the iron collar was used to extort a disclosure from Cooper of the party who furnished him with Uqnor. However de sirable it may have been to ascertain this person, the employment of such means, by whatever name called, is is fart torlnre and a disgrace to the service and the country. The Commanding General trnsis, that he will never again have to notice such a flagrant abuse of power by an Officer of the army. Lieutenant Hawkes is released from arrest and restored to ditty. By command of Major General Q. A. GILLMORE W. L. M. Buhcfil A. A. Gen. apr7 (Official.) Hfadquartfrs Department or tue South, Hilton Head, S. C., March 11, 1865. General Orders, ) No. 33. J The following Letter and Circular, from the War Department, are hereby published for the information of this command; War Department, Adjutant General’s Office, Washington, Feb. 27th, 1864. To Major General Q. A. Git.i.more, Commanding De partment of the South, Hilton Head, S. C. By direction of the Secretary of War, the following instructions in regard to the appointment of officers of U. 8. Colored Troops, are respectfully furnished for your information and guidance: Ist. All authority heretofore given Commanding Generals of Armies, Departments or to other officers, to appoint officers to U. S. Colored Troops, will cease from the date of the receipt of these instructions, ex cept for new regiments to be ralseil, or for regiments now iuproceSß of organization. 2d. When anew regiment or organization is com pleted, a roster of the officers appointed thereto,shovv ug date of appointment and muster in each case, will be forwarded to the Adjutant General’s Office for the action of the President, by whom all appointments and jromotions in such organizations will thenceforward ie made. OLD ORGANIZATIONS. * 3d. Regimental, or other commanders of old organ izations will forward their recommendations for ap pointments and promotions through the proper com manding generals, who are requested to endorse their opinions thereupon, and at the same time nominate meritorious non-commissioned officers and soldiers of white regiments for appointment as second lieutenants to fill the vacancies likely to be caused by the promo tlons recommended. Recommendations of this char- , acter must stats, in each case, tbe strength of the command to which the party Is nominated for appoint ment j In the case of a company officer, the letter of the company must be given; and when a junior offi cer is recommended for promotion in preference to a senior of the same grade, the causes disqualifying the senior officer must be clearly stated. Commanding Genarals of Annies, Departments, or Corps, are authorized to convene Examining Boards, when, in their opinion, it shall be necessary and expe dient, to determine the qualifications of candidates for promotion in the line, or appointment as second lien tenants, Field officers for old organizations will be appointed as prescribed by Circular No. 49, of 1864, a copy of which is herewith. 4th. No provisions herein contained will be con strued as doing away with existing regulations govern ing the subject of musters. I have the honor to be, Very respectfully, . Your obedient servant, (Signed.) E. D. Townsend, Assistant Adjutant General. Cirnulab No. 49. War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, January 18.1864. When a vacancy occurs in the grade of field officer in any colored regiment, the Commanding General of the Department In which the regiment is serving, will assemble a board of competent officers to examine and report upon the qualifications of the field officers and captains of said regiment, who may present them selves as candidates for appointment to the existing vacancy. If no officer of the regiment, whose examination is herein provided for, shall be found competent to fill the vacant position, the Department Commander will then authorise officers from other colored regiments under his command, to appear for examination. When the board shall have found a candidate who ] possesses the requisite qualifications for tbe position i:o be filled, it will Immediately forward, through the Commanding General of the Department, to the Ad jutant General of the Army, a report, giving the names, rank and regiment of all persons examined for the vacant position. A detailed report in the case of the successful candidate, showing the line of exam ination and his general qualifications, will be made. No officer will be placed upon the Board who is a candidate for the vacant position. By order of the Secretary of War. E. D. Townsend, Asst, Adjt. Gen. By command of Major GeiyQ. A. GILLMORE. W. L. M. Burger, A. A. G. f F. D. HODGES, aprll Capt. 36th U. S, C. TANARUS„ A. A. A, Q, OIRCULAR. Office Provost Marshal, District of Savannah, Ga„ April 6,1805. Attention having been called to the fact that the Cemeteries of this City have been desecrated by visi tors plucking flowers without authority, and injuring the trees and shrubbery in variousl ways, notice is hereby given, that any person hereafter found guilty of any such act, will be punished for the name. The sticking up of handbillls or posters in the streets of this city is nereby prohibited, except upon Bulletin boards prepared for that purpose. By command of Brevet Major General C. GROVER," Commanding. Robert P. York, Lt. Col. 75th N. Y. V. V., and Prov. Mar. Diet, of Savannah, Ga. ♦ «prT pROVOST COURT NOTICE. On and after this date, the First Provost Court, Ist Lieut. Eben Parsons, Jr., Judge, will be held at the U. 8. Court House, corner of Bull and Bay streets. The Second Provost Court, Capt. James M. Walton,. Judge, will be held in the room over Adams’ Express Cos. ’» office, corner Bay and Drayton streets. The respective jurisdictions are fixed by General Order No. 6„ and all parties having business before said Courts will govern themselves accordingly. By order, PROVOST JUDGES. mar2Q _tr Headquarters, Department of the South, Hilton Head, S. C„ March 17,1566. General Orders, 1 No. 46. ) 1. Before a General Court Martial, which convened at. Savannah, Ga., iu pursuance of Special Order No. 9, Par. I, dated Headquarters 2d Division. 19th A. C„ .Savannah, Ga., January 25th, 1865, and of which Major John H. Folk, Bth Ind. Vols., was arraigned and tried: | Capt. James Eutwistle, 176th Regiment New York Vols. Charge: “Conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman." Specification : “In this, that he, Captain James Ent wistle, 176th Regiment New York Vols., was on or about the 27th day of January, 1565, beast ly intoxicated, and in that condition was found by the Provost Guard, in a public square or park, in the city of Savannah, Ga., wholly un able to take care of himself.” To which charge and specification the accused pleaded, “Not Guilty.” Finuing : The Court having maturely considered the evidence adduced, find the accused, Capt. James Eutwistle, 176th Regiment N. Y. Vols., as follows: Os the specification, ,‘Guihy." Os the charge, "Guilty." Sentence: And the Court does therefore sentence him, Capt. James Entwistlo, 176th Regiment New York Volun teers, to be dismissed the service of the United States. IX. The proceedings, findings and sentence in the foregoing case have been approved by the proper com manders, and the record forwarded for the action of the Major Generai Commanding the Department, who, upon tbe recommendation of the Brigadier Generai Commanding the second Division Nineteenth Army Corps, directs that the sentence be remitted. Captain Eutwistle is released from arrest and restored to duty. By command of Major-General Q. A. GILLMORE. W. L. M. Be roer, Assistant Aqj’t General. apr6 T_f EADQUARTERS U. 8. FORCES, -tX Savannah, Ga., April 10, 1865. General Orders, ) No. 27. / , Hereafter tbe City Market will be open on Satur days from 3 o’clock till 8 o’clock p. m., in addition to the hours already prescribed in orders. By command of Brevet Major General GROVER. Edward G. Dike, A. A. A. G. Riddell & muudock, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN SUTLERS’ AND NAVAL STORES, DRY GOODS, BOOTS AND SHOES, HATS AND CAPS, . Gentlemen’s Furnishing Goods, Ac., No. 6 Merchants’ Row, Hilton Head, S. C. , W. U. RIDDELL, (janlO— U] B. J, MURDOCK,