The Savannah Daily Herald.
BY S. W. MASON +KD CO.
SAVANNAH, FI.IDAY, APRIL 14, 1865.
FROM JOHNSTON'S ARMY.
From a private of the C:ki Georgia
Regiment we liave the following
particulars regarding regiments or
ganized iu Savannah or it? vicinity to serve
the Rebel cause. A Proclamation from Jell.
Davis and an order from his Secretary of
War required that all decimated regiments
should be consolidated and the absent field,
staff, and commissioned officers of these reg -
inents be reduced to the ranks. The Ist Yo : .
Regiment ot Georgia, organized in Savannah
and the Odd Ga. Regiment are consolidated
and under the immediate command of Brevet
Brigadier General Chas. 11. Olmstead. ot Sa
vannah. The 57th and 54th regiments are
also consolidated and under the com
mand of Lieutenant Colonel Guyton.—
These four regiments we learn are now under
the commander of General Olmstead. All
officers who have met with decapitation by
the re-organization of Johnston’s Army are
deserting the Rebel cause. In counties ad
jacent to this the citizens forced into the
army are returning to their homes and have
renewed the tillage of their soil, believing
the cause of Jeff’. Davis A Cos. to be ex
The CBd Georgia Regiment left Savannah
& twelve mouth ago yesterday, its ranks be
ing fourteen hundred strong; it is doubt
ful if, at the present time, it has over one
hundred and twenty-five men. The 63d
was always considered to contain the flower
of Georgia, and its commander. Geo. A. Gor
don, was beloved by the people of Savannah
for his kind and urbane conduct.
The reductions in Olmstead’s Brigade are
Lt. Col. Geo. R. Black, of the G3d Regiment,
to private, aud Col. John A. Barkaloo, o
the 57th,. to private. Several Captains,
Lieutenants and Field Officers have also had
their names ingloriously stricken from the
roster, and are on their way to this city. ,
Recovery or, Property. —A valise con
taining valuables was lost on the passage up
of the steamer Nelly Baker, Mr. Henry
Hoey, in charge of the private watchmen of
our city, having been informed of the loss of
property, he in a few hours by his well
known skill recovered the property, and also
secured a deserter from the Twentieth Army
Savannah Theatre.— The thrilling drama
entitled “The Six Degrees of Crime,” with
Mr. Tho?. Weir a9 the “ Black Parson,” and
Mr. A. H. Davenport as “Julio DormilljV’
attracted a large house at the Theatre last
evening. The friends of the Theatre must
have observed with great pleasure the im
provement in the audiences at the “ Savan
nah "of late. The performance last evening
gave sufficient evidence that the increased
patronage of this first-class place of amuse
ment is not without good occasion. To-night
the great Shakespearian play of “ Othello ”
will be presented on the occasion of Mr.
\\ eir’s Benefit. We anticipate a rich enter
A Summer Garden. —Messrs. Charles
Schwarz and Conrad Weigand, who are men
of enterprise and old citizens of Savannah,
are engaged in converting the large lot west
of the Savannah Hotel, on Congress street,
into a summer garden. The grounds will be
laid out with taste and adorned with rare
and beautiful shrubbery. The first day ot
May, the Anniversary of St. Tammauy, the
Patron Saint o /America, is fixed for throw
ing open of the garden for the use of our citk
zens. Messrs. Schwarz and Weigand do not
intend that their establishment will be an in
ferior one. All that money and labor can do
will make the grounds an ornament the
city, and eompare favorably with similar
gardens in New York, Philadelphia and
Charleston. The latter city boasts of its
Mount Vernon Garden; we shall soon equal
0 if surpass the establishment on King
street in our sister city. Proper arrange
ments will be made for the opening of the
A Painful Rumor.— We have heard it
stated on good authority that, (we regret the
fact much,) a quantity of, (w r e state it on the
authority of others,) wine,and (so it is said,)
whis-(but we personally don’t know any
thing about it,)-key, to say nothing of some
brand-(don’t anybody accuse us of saying
K,)-y went on board the excursion boat to
Sumter. —Four years ago this day the
world was astounded by the bombardment of
Fort Sumter. To-day, the rites, the orations,
speeches and appropriate ceremonies jfz re
membrance of that occasion, will be, doubt
less, eminently worthy the peculiar djiuiver
sary. We have a special reporter on the
spot, from whom we expect to receive the
fullest particulars of all matters of interest,
A Fact.— The New Torts Senate was re
cently compelled to adjourn by one of its
members falling asleep and snoring so loud
ly as to drown the speakers. The next day
the gentleman apologised for his “constitu
tional'’ failing of “falling asleep and breath
ing very hard and loud.”
HiTton Head.— The U. S. Grant,
Capt. Dobbs will leave for Hilton Head at
JO o clo;k this morning.
NEWS FROM OUR ARMIES.
INTELLIGENCE FROM THE NORTH.
INCIDENTS ACCIDENTS, ANECDOTES.
We print the following letter, which reach
ed us in the regular course of mail two days
agn, but the recent victories of Grant, Sher
man, Sheridan & Cos., have given us news of
so great importance as to exclude nearly
everything else from our columns. The let
ter of our correspondent is, however, too full
of interesting anecdotes and general news to
he lost, and we accordingly print it to-day.
the bone hunters,
As Professor Agassiz and party are jocose
ly termed here, have not sailed yet, owing to
the high gales, fog and rain. They arc at
anchor off Staten Island, and the lasl time
the chief of the party was visible, he was
collecting specimens of Statenlsland snails on
the beach, which an unbeliever in science
who sports a red shirt stated were to he
made into “props!” The steamer Color
ado, in which they are to make the voyage,
is a perfect beauty.
a big WHALE,
Captured off Sandy Hook, and towed to
Quarantine Landing, at Staten Island, has
been purchased by the old partner of Gari
baldi, who will turn his mammlferous carcase
into candles shortly.
Pass down Broadway daily by the hun
dreds, make a detour of the Battery, and
soon after find themselves on the Camden
and Amboy road, eu route to supply the
places of Sjieridan’s, Kilpatrick’s and Stone
man’s worn-out nags. They are much better
looking specimens than those sent from here
a year ago.
A Herald correspondent gives an account
of the condition of Petersburg. When he
entered the city the negroes flocked about
him thanking the Lord that the Yankees had
come. He found a bridge burning, and sent
tlie t negroes for afire engine, which they
brought, and he set them at work to extin
guish the flames, and finally turned his su
perintending over to a white man. Most of
the Railroad properly had been destroyed,
and large quantities of tobacco burned.
Immense amounts of commissary stores
were piled in storehouses in the heart of the
city, and if fired would have destroyed the
city. This was not done. Our shells fired
into the city had done hut very little dam
age. Here and there a chimney was ruined,
and a hole punctured in a house, but people
continued to live in the exposed part of the
city. By six o’clock the town was awake,
troops pouring in from all directions cheer
ing. singing, &c. Citizens showed them
selves in such large numbers that it seemed
but very few had left. They all appeared
hungry, provisions having been hoarded for
the army. The business streets looked
thrifty and the stores had considerable
stocks of goods. Gen. Lee was in Peters
burg up to Sunday night. lie acknowledged
his inability to hold Virginia any longer, and
seemed very much depressed. The funeral
cf Gen. Hill took place just before the evac
uation. He was buried in the city Cemetery
the same day he fell. The funeral was at
tended by Lee and other officers.
y-i-s-e.t-i-ow ! .
The above letters I heard on Monday at the
New England Rooms, as a shout of joy from
the throats of about a dozen late rebel sol-'
diers ! They were told that Richmond had
been captured, and joined in their “yells”
lor such is the real Simon- pure «bel yell,
with the shouts of the Union boys at the
Rooms. If any one donbts the ahoye being a
pure exposition of the rebel yell, I respect
fully refer their to any soldier who has heard
it in battle. Try it at the top of your voice
some evening, near a churchyard and mark
the effect! Try it! It is awful!
has taken a fresh start this week, judging
from the almost constant passing by these
headquarters of large squads on whose shoul
ders the kuapsaek seems to tit rather awk
wardly. Nearly every squad is accompanied
by several females, anxious to secure the
bouuties from their soldier relative, aud the
guard frequently have much difficulty with
usually—no, always—throws a cloud over
the countenance, and when it overtakes a
colored man, his physiognomy is rendered
very dark indeed. A case of disappointment
occurred here last Monday, which will long
be remembered by those who witnessed it,
and for his lifetime by the victim of it. A
colored soldier belonging to the Army of the
James last week came on here to see his
mother. He had a furlough for good con
duct, and immediately upon arriving said to
his mother, “Must hurry right back—can’t
stay no time—the colored soldiers goin’ right
inter Richmon’—dey are—sartin.” His moth
er prevailed upon him to stay his full time,
however, and on Monday when it was an
nounced that Weitzel’s soldiers had captured
Richmond, that darkey was disgusted and
no mistake. He seized his hat and acted as
if he would rush right down to the city
instanter, but when he at length became
aware that it was no use—that he wsb out
ot the fight—a more disconsolate darkey
never existed. *
OUR CENTRAL PARK
i» going to be still further improved for thin
Summer’s promenaders. Almost every por
tion of the globe is now represented in its
floral and unbrageous plants, and more are
still to be added. Anew lake is to be form
ed, skirted by a drive-way, which will add
much to the many attractions. The “ Ma*e”
is being perfected, and is being laid out on
the plan of that of Hampton Court Palace,
England. There will he more or less court
ing done there, when finished. The Zoolog
ical collection is being largely increased—
the dove-cote has been extended—the differ
ent kinds of aquatic birds now there, are
too numerous to mention—a public Cricket
ground is being placed in such fine condi
tion that even the most fastidious dandy will
find no cause for complaint.
TWO HUNDRED AND TWEMTY-9EVEN SCARS
were brought into this harbor this week on
the hull of the Monongahela. It was with
no small uproarious patriotism that the news
of the fall of Richmond were received on
board the day of her arrival!
A TERRIBLE SACRIFICE
was made in Brooklyn one night this
week. A tire broke out in Furman street in
a building which was built on the bank of
the heights overlooking East river Earth
wa9 spread over the roof of the building and
used as a garden, as it run on a level with
the street above. Tbe*chief engineer, a man
named Cunningham, who, it is said,
possessed a modicum of brains that
would scarcely suffice for a common
barn-yard fowl, ordered the firemen
to go on the roof and there fight the flames.
Firemen, like soldiers, are expected to obey
orders, aud when remonstrated with by by
standers could only reply that they were or
dered there and must obey orders. They re
mained, but soon there was a crash heard—
the roof sank into the burning mass below,
and all upon it, some twenty in number,
were precipitated into a yawning gulf of fire.
The sight was petrifying, aud it was some
time before the comrades of the unfortunate
men recovered self-possession sufficient to
enable them to go to their rescue. Aud
when they did, it was with the utmost speed,
and they succeeded in getting out a few
slightly maimed, others more so, but eight
had perished, literally roasted alive. The
affair is looked upon generally as a sacrifice
to a want of judgment and a lack of brains
upon the part of the Engineer.
A PURE PATRIOT
has shown what can be done by a little pluck
and energy in Brooklyn. Col. Wood, form
erly Colonel of the old Fourteenth regiment,
is Mayor of that city, and wishing to have
his city show a slight appreciation of the re
cent victory at Richmond, endeavored to get
the Common Council together, but, they
being nearly all Copperheads, failed to se
cure a quorum: Consequently he could not
get their consent to any official manifestation
of the public joy. He immediately “took the
responsibility” —ordered every city building
to be illuminated on Wednesday night, fire
works to be burned, a salute to be fired in
different parts of the city, all the bells to be
rung at noon, at sunset and at nine in the
evening, called a mass meeting at the Aca
demny of Music, and ealled upon all loyal
citizens &c., to illuminate. It is needless to
say the affahjwas most heartily responded to
by the citizens, and Brooklyn resembled
Boston on a Fourth of July for once !
A CHILD STEALER
was caught up town a few days since, in
East I3tli street, in the act of spiriting away
a little three-year-old boy. When questioned
as to wlmt was intended to be done with the
little fellow, the hag replied—“Oh, he’d be
advertise for, and we and make something on
the reward! ” She was taken to the Tombs,
but refused to reveal the names of her ac
A SCHOOL PANIC
took place in a large school house in Brook
lyn one day lately, caused by fright from
the noise of a contiguous steam boiler. A
few years since a large number of children
were killed at the same school by a panic
caused by fire. They rushed pell-mell clown
stairs, scores of them being trampled upon
by their fellow scholars. One little girl had
her arm and collar-bone broken, and the
school-miatress was forced down the stairs
by the frightened children and was badly
injured in her attempt to stay the panic.
The Tribune correspondence recounts the
operations on our left. At 4.30 Sunday
morning the Sixth Corps left its lines to at
tack the enemy’s left centre. It moved in
echelon , so as to enable the Corps to throw
forward its left and flank on the works of the
enemy one after another. Soon'a battery of
four guns opened upon the first division, but
by a rapid charge of the first brigade it was
immediately captured. The batteries of the
enemy now opened from every point, but on
went our gallant braves. The left soon
reached some works in their front, and one
byline they fell into our hands. At 10.30 a
grand picture of war presented itself. The
lirife of the Corps, with its left in advance,
was sweeping on toward two heavy forts
The Rebels plied their guns vigorously, and
shells burst thickly over our line. We push
ed the left division until it struck the South
side Railroad, and against the two fort 9
swept the second division. Our artillery
played upon the forts from commanding po
sitions incessantly until our men were close
up them. Then a dash wai made upon
the works, but it was repulsed. Again it
was tried, and this time it met with success,
but so resolute were the rebels inside that
some of them used the bayonet for a short
As these works fell into our hands a loud
cheer rent the air, and the enemy were seen
hastily retreating to their second line, which
opened sharply in an effort to stay our ad
vance. About this time Sheridan appeared
in the field and was received with loud
eheers by the Sixth Corps, who look up to
him with great respect. At this moment too,
our entire lino was changing its long front to
the right, and slowly before it the broken
line of the enemy was falling back upon its
rear defences. Against the line to which they
fell back, a heavy force was now pitted, com
posed of parts of the 24th, 6th and 25th
Corps, and nearly all fresh troops. A lull
took place when this force-was ready to move,
and it was plain that a distinct action was to
be fought. Dusk stole over the scene, and
the attack was deferred for the next day.
While the above fighting was taking place,
the Fifth Corps and Cavalry under Sheridan
turned the right wing of the Rebel Army,
taking from 4,000 -to 5,000 prisoners.
As the enemy opened upon the line, Gens.
Sheridan and Custer with their staff officers,
rode along tha line with their respective col
ors displayed. The demonstration elicited
renewed enthusiasm along the whole line,'
and by the time this was over, a heavy fire
had been opened with artillery, accompanied
by Lord’s and Woodruff's guns. The enemy
charged several times, and were repulsed
with great slaughter. Capeliart saw one ot
his regiments, the First Virginia, dashing off.
Not having given the order he followed, and
found Gen. Merritt, Col. Forsyth, of Sheri
dan’s Staff, and others at the head of the
regiment. The enemy fell back hastily be
fore these troops, and did not attempt again
to force our line.
The Second Corps, connecting with the
right, of the Fifth, was also victorious, not
withstanding they had, perhaps, the roughest
ground to fight over, and a brave and de
termined foe in the Rebel Third Corps. The
line of defences in front of the Ninth Corps
was stronger than those at any other point.
It delivered many assaults during the day
and suffered severely. At night it found
itself close up to the main line of the defences,
but unable to go further. The First Division
of the Tenth Corps aided the Ninth greatly.
Os the cavalry fight on Friday the Times
special correspondent says : At 1 o’clock in
tne afternoon, Smith’s Brigade of
Crook’s Division rested on Stony Creek,
south-west of Dinwiddle Court House, sup
ported by Gregg’s, Davies’ and Fitzhugh s
Brigades, the latter* facing southwest, and
aovering a place near Stony Creek where
five roads come, together known as Five
Forks,held by the enemy, and which we tried
to take the day before and failed. Stagg’s
Michigan Brigade was in position on Grav
elly Branch, and a portion of Gibb's brigade
was in reserve. At 6 P. M. the enemy at
tacked Smith in considerable force but un
successfully. An hour later Major Robbias
of Davies’ Brigade holding a bridge over
Stony Creek with a battalion of the New
Jersey first was attacked and driven slowly
back to their brigade. At this juncture the
enemy moved three eolumus across at
three points and at once with superior num
bers was enabled to flank Davies’ Brig
ade, after a stubborn fight with the column
advancing in front.
The other commands at once changed
their respective positions to meet the change
of affairs. The fight continued until aliout
5 o’clock p. m., at which time the enemy
had cut off Davies with Fitzhugh’s and
Stagg’s brigades, and forced them back in a
northeasterly direction to the -Boydsown
Plank road, a little east of north from Din
widdie Court House, and on which this por
tion of the command during the evening
moved to that place. Gibbs’ brigade for a
long time held its position and made two
successful charges, in ong of which the Fuat
United States, Capt. Lord, and the Sixth
Pennsylvania, drove the|enemy’s strong line
of infantry and captured about one hundred
men. During this charge several hundred
of the rebels threw down their arms and at-
tempted to rush into our lines. Unfortu
nately the movement was not generally
observed in season to prevent a volley being
opened into tnem. This caused a hesitation
long enough lor their officers to cover them
with a fire from the rear.
At 5 o'clock Gibbs had fallen back to
within one mile of Dinwiddie Court House,
and was here relieved by Copehart’s Brigade
of Custer’s Division, which was soon
strengthened by the arrival of Col. Penning
ton, with a part of his Brigade. From this
time until after dark Custer had the fight,
and the enemy did not advance to hold the
ground a single rod after striking his line.
When Custer came to the front a scene of the
wildest excitement prevailed. Capehart had
his Brigade on the left and Pennington on the
right, and before anything to fight behind
could be put up the enemy came sWarnting
out of the woods in front, as if confident of
demolishing everything before them. Custer
and his men were received with cheers. He
instantly set Capelmrt’s band to playing
“Hail Columbia’’ and other patriotic pieces.
This revived the spirits of all present, and
the music brought forth cheers from thou
sands of wearied men.
The result of Friday’s fighting, the Times’
correspondent says, was that we swung the
left around three miles north of the Boyd
town Plank road, leaving between it and the
Southside railroad but a single line of breast
works thrown up since Wednesday night.
We (aptured about a thousand prisoners,
and our lots is not over two thousand iu the
aggregate. The enemy have suffered much
more heavily, and their forces were beccm
ing demoralized very rapidly. In the eve
ning they could not be induced to make
another charge on the Fifth Corps front
although they had fought desperately early
n the day. 3
A Chanok.—The Libby U now
crowded with prisoners, only, instead of
being Union men, they are people captured
by Sheridan last Monday. Wonder how
they like it?
First and Second Provost Courts.—Their
Honors Judges Parsons and Walton, will
commence their Courts at 10 o’clock a. in
Monday next. All who have business with
the Courts, will remember this.
PORT OF SAVANNAH. APRIL 12.
Arrived-Steamer Emily, Bender, Hilton Head
•chooser R P King Hilton Head,
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Second Provost Court
_. „ _ Savannah, Ga., April I3tb, Ist--,
f tan ? 8 ,fu rttler adjourned until Monday
the 17th inst,, at 10 p. m„ when all parties havW
t ficatlon atß “ ld C ° Urt WUI attend wltho “ t farther no-
The following cases, pending for adjudication, w'll
oe disposed of by Judge Walton, and ail parties cra
cerned therein are hereby ordered to appear at the
time above specified:
■Johanna Anderson vs. Nancy Garrett—Debt on ac
count of Board.
Mrs. M. A. Cavanagh vs. n. F / Willink, Sr-Claim
for repairs made on the defendant's property
ducks 7 WrigUt fcolore< b vs Henry (colored}—Theft of
F. Chastanet vs. John Boger (colored)—Nuisance
W m. Cooledge vs. E. E. Snow—Debt on account of
S. W. Bourquoin vs. Mr. Miller—Recovery of a mare
In possession of defendant.
Lea Young rs. Amanda Holland—Debt on account
Mrs. Elondeau vs, Hannah (colored)—Assault and
Street Commissioner vs. William Gerau»hty—Viola
tion of General Order No. 18.
Street Commissioner vs. Turner Johnson—Violation
of General Order No. 16.
Street Commissioner vs Mary Brennan—Violation
of General Order No. 16.
Street Commissioner vs. Mrs. Cornell—Violation of
General Order No 10.
John Coffee vs. Dick (colored}—Recovery of a horse
in possession of defendant, the proper y of plaintiff
Thomas Dixon vs. Wm. M. Williams—Debt. ' ->
„ JOHN J. PURTILL,
a P f l4 * . Recorder.
J IYE OAK LODGE, MO. 2, I, Q. C. F. \
The Regular Weekly Meeting of this Lodge Thfe
Eevenlng, at 8 o'clock, at the Lodge Room, southwest
corner of Bnll and Broughton streets.
Transient Brethren in good standing are invited to
J. nOLBROOK KSTILL, N. G.
Washington, D. C„ March 27, 1865.
No. 50. f
I. That at the hour of noon on the 14th day of April
1865, Brevet Ma jor General Anderson will raise and
plant upon the mins of Fort Sumter, in Charleston
harbor, the same United States flag which floated over
the battlements of that fort during the rebel assault,
and which was sainted by him ana the small force of
his command when the works were evacuated on the
11th day of April, 1861.
11. That the flag when raised, be saluted by one
one hundred guns ft-om Fort Sumter, and by a nation
al salute from every fort and rebel battery that fired
upon Fort Sumter.
111. That suitable ceremonies be had upon the oc
casion, under the direction of Major General William
T. Sherman, whose military opera ions compelled the
rebels to evacuate Charleston, or, in his absence, un
der the charge of Major-General Q. A. Gillraore, com
manding the Department. Among the ceremonies
will be the delivery of a public address by the Rev.
Henry Ward Beecher.
IV. That the naval forces at Charleston, and their
commander on that statian, be invited to participate
in the ceremouies of the occasion.
By order of the President of the United States.
EDWIN M. STANTON.
Secretary oS War.
(Signed} E. D. TOWNSEND,
aprl3—4 Assistant Adjutant:General,
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