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gAVANNAH THEATRE! lessee and Business Manager srant taogaet. Director of Amusements a. n. paventobt. Stage Manager t. j. hkrndon. SATURDAY EVENING, APRIL 15, 1865. Ths performance will commence with the great Sen sational Drama of THE DRUNKARD;' OR, THE FALLEN SAVED. Edward Middleton Mr. Thomas Weir. Lawyer Cribbs Mr. Simpson Bill Dowton !Mr. T. J. Herndon Mr. Rencelaw Mr. J. W.Carner Mary Wilson Miss Florence Lafond Miss Spindle Mrs. M. L. Berrell Castllan Pas de Deux, by Miss Maude St. Leon and Mr. J. W. Carner. To conclude with A TRIP TO RICHMOND; * 08, TUB MARRIED RAKE. Mr. Flighty Mr, A. H. Davenport Mrs. Tii.trac Miss Florence Lafond Mrs. Flighty Miss Maude St. Leon Susan Twist Miss Fanny Prestige On Monday-THE TICKET OF LEAVE MAN. Notice.* —Iu future the doors w'll open at 7 and the curtain rise at 8 o’clock precisely. Box office open from 10 until 2 o’clock. Bar PRICES OF ADMISSION AS USUAL. Us% All bills must be presented weekly, apri) ‘gECKETT’S * PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY, North side of Broughton street, bet ween Barnard and Whitaker streets, SAVANNAH GA. The undersigned is happy to announce to the oiti zens of Savannah that the above Gallery is nearly com pleted, and will be open for the reception of visitors at an early day. • Having secured the services of Mr. B. H. Clapp, the Photographer, well and favorably known in several of the Northern cities, and having fitted up a superior BLUE OPERATING ROOM On the GROUND FLOOR of the building, with the latest improvements iu the Photographic art, he hopes, by strict attention to busi nes, and by furnishing SUPERIOR PICTURES, AT REASONABLE PRICES, To merit and receive a share of the public patronage. He is prepared to take Photographic Views, of any desired size, of Buildings, Monuments, Landscapes,&c. in a superior manner. Specimens are always on ex hibition and may be seen at his Gallery. Particular attention will be given to copying pic tures of Deceased and Absent Friends. aprlS ts ISAAC BECKETT. JpiIOTOGRAPHIC VIEW'S OF FORT SUMTER, FORT MOULTRIE, BURNT DISTRICT, and PUBLIC BUILDINGS OF CHARLESTON, S. C. NOW BEADY AT 'BECKETT’S PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY, North side of Broughton street, between Barnard and Whitaker streets, SAVANNAH, GA. ANTED. A bilding containing rooms for a small family, with store attached—must be in a business portion of the city. Apply at the Herald office. apr4 JELLING OFF AT COST l IMMENSE STOCK! $150,000 WORTH OF MERCHANDISE TO BE SOLD IMMEDIATELY! Consisting of 30 Tierces Hams, 300 barrels Flour, 100 barrels Sngar, 150 cases Boots and Shots, 50 boxes Coffee, 1000 cases Ale, 600 boxes Raisins, 150 barrels Ale, 150 barrels Walnuts, Filberts and Brazil Nuts,- 100*; esses Peaches, Tomatoes, Chickens, Tnr keys, Slc. 800 barrels Cakes and Crackers, 50 barrels Molasses, 160 cases Tobacco, 200 dozen Shirts, 40n,w00 Cigars. ALSO, A large and extensive stock of Yankee Notions, Stationery, Iloscry, 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., Nq. 4 Merchant’s Row, Hilton Head, 8. C. aprl tt OUT. The large Stock of BOOTS AND SHOES, SPRING CLOTHING, GROCERIES, ■ BOTTLED ALE, PORTER and CHAMP AGNE.CIDER, SEGARS and TOBACCOS, in great variety, 4 BEEP AND PORK, in half-bids., SUTLERS’ GOODS, TEAS COFFEES and SPICES. The entire Stock will be Bold, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, AT NEW YORK PRICES. The public will find this the best opportunity to pur chase yet offered in this market, lIC BROUGHTON STREET, mar2l ts Next doonto Sherlock's. X) IDDJELL & MURDOCK, rrt'p. ''UOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN bL AND NAVAL STORES, DRY GOODS, BOOTS AND SHOES, HATS AND CAPS/ * •NL, r FURNISHING GoOl*, *C., no. 6 Merchanta’ Row, Hilton Head, 8. C. , w - 0 BfnDEix, [ianlO—tfj a. j.ncbdoce. JNTERESTING PUBLICATIONS FOB THE SOLDIER OR THE CITIZEN. V 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 their own postage, $9; 12 do., sls. THE FLAG OF OUR UNION. to Tales, Sketches, Adventures, Poems, News, Novellettes, Ac. $2 per year. THE DOLLAR MONTHLY MAGAZINE. The cheapest magazine in the world. Btx copies for five dollars. Nearly one hundred pagea of reading matter and illustrations. Postage only 12 cents per year. TEN CENT NOVELLETTES. 128 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 A TALBOT, Publishers, 118 Washington street, Boston, Mass. Samples ean be seen, or copies purchased, by ap plying at THE SAVANNAH HERALD STORE, 111 BAY STREET, SAVANNAH, GA. marl 9 ts gHERMAN HOUSE. (In rear of Post Office.) HILTON HEAD) S.C. Lodgings, 50 cents. Meals at all honrsof the day. apr!2 6t pOST QUARTERMASTER’S OFFICE, Central Railroad Bank, Savannah, Ga., March, Ist, 1866. In pursuance of orders, received at this office, all citizens occupying buildings, whose owners are ab sent within the Rebel lines, or buildings, or other property belonging to disloyal persons, will, unless such 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 the above will cause a forfeiture of all claims to farther occupation. S. 8. STARR, aprl Capt. and A. Q.f11., in charge of buildings. rpHE NEW SKIRT FOR 1865. A wonderful invention for Ladies. Unquestionably superior to all others. Don’t fail to read the advertisement in the Savankah 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, tip stairs. mar 22 ts gWEET CIDER FOR SALE, To families by the quart or gallon, at O’MEARA & CO’S, over Adams’ Express Office, Bay street. mh24 Savannah, Ga„ March, 8,1865. After this date the Provost Court will be held in the U. S. Com! House, up stairs, coiner of Ball and Bay streets. * EBEN PARSONS, Jr., mar 9—ts Lieut, and Provost Jndge. Notice. Office of Street Commissioner, No. 126 South Broad Street, Savannah, Ga., March 29, 1866. In accordance with authority conferred upon me, by General Order No. 16, from Headquarters U. 9. Forces, Savannah, Ga., dated Feb. 21st, 1865. thia 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 portion 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 ot 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 npon 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 be 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 limitsTof the f ity of ‘avannah which may require cleaning out will be disposed of in the following manner, viz: «a disinfectant for thirty-six hours. A cavity a be excavated in the ground of the lot upon whicn the vanlt 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 the night time only, aud so conducted that no nui sance will exist therefrom on the following morning. ALBERT STEARNS, Capt. and Street Commissioner. WAR DEPARTMENT, Adjutant General’s Office, _ _ Washington, D. C., March 27, 1805. General Orders,! No. 60. / That at the hoar of no qn on the 14th day of April 1805, Brevet Major General Anderson will raise and plant upon the mins of Fort Snmter, in Charleston t\ ar L or .’/ he B *“ e United BUtee flag which floated over the battlements of tnat fort during the rebel assault* and which was saluted by him and the small force of his command when the works were evacuated on the 11th day of April, 1881. 11. That the flag when raised, be sainted bv one one hundred guns from Fort Snmter, and by a nation al salute from every fort and rebel battery that tired •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. Gillmore, 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 ceremonies of the occasion. By order of the President of the United States. EDWIN M. STANTON. Secretary of War. Official • (Signed! E. D. TOWNSEND, apr!3—4 Assistant Adjutant General. (Official.) I WAR DEPARTMENT, * Adjujant General's Omcr, Washington, December 2t, 1565. General Orders,) No. 306. / REGULATIONS CONCERNING HOSPITALS. I. U. S. General Hospitals are under th< exclusive control of the Surgeon General, and will be governed by suefc regulations as the Secretary of War shall ap prove, upon his recommendation. n. Medical Officers, commissioned in tin 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 onlers of lo cal commanders, other than those of geographical military departments or divisions, are charged with all the duties of commanding officers, ana will be obeyed and respected as such. IU. Repairs, additions, and alteratiois involving expenditure of public funds, will in 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 of the South, Hilton Head, S. C., February 28,1565. The following Circular from the Surgeons General's Office, is famished for the information and guidance of Surgeons in charge of U. S. A. Genera. Hospitals. Surgeon General to Office, Washington, D. C., June 2T, 1864. Circular Letter. Whenever a General Hospital is discontinued, ffie Medical Officer in charge will be instmeted by the Medical Director of the Department to forward to the Surgeon General’s Office full reports sf Wounded Surgical Operations, Secondary Hemorrhage, Tetanus and Pycemla, for the period of time elapsing between the last quarterly report and the date of discontinu ance of tne Hospital. * In the Reports of Wounded, and of Burgical 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 applicatioi 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. [Official.] OFFICE OF THE MEDICAL DIRECTOR, Department or the South, Hilton Head, S. C„ March 13, 1865. General Order, > No. 3. f Par. I Medical Officers in charge of IT. S. A. Gen eral Hospitals in this Department will make, regular ly, a Sunday morning Inspection of their Hospitals, in accordance with Paragraphs 404, 321. 322, 326, 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 shonld be ia full dress uniform, according to their rank. The Chftf 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 salute 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. 1L All officers on duty in U. S. A. General Hospi tals in this Department, must provide their own mess kits, and have their own mess accounts separate from the Hospital, settjMr are they permitted to employ the cooksUMjMiplß* or attendants, for their person’ al benefl,, and to the neglect of their assigned duties. The rations of the Hospital, the ice and otqor luxu ries furnished, belong to the sick and wounded sol dier, and are in the care of the Medical Officers as a sacred trust, not to be abused or diverted, for person al benefit, from their sdle 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. Official: Wm. F. Buchanan, Asst. Surg. U. 8. A., Executive Officer. * aprl2 [Official.] Headquarters Department of the South. Hilton Head, S. C., March 27, 180 G. General Orders,) No. 39. J I. Before a General Court Martial, which convened at Beaufort, S. C., in pursuance of Special Qrder No. 63, Par. I, dated Headquarters Department of the South, Hilton Head, S. C., March 12th, 1866, and of which Captain William H. Hainn»r, Battery A, 3d R. I. Arty was President, were arraigned and tried: 1 st. Corporal Samuel Thompson, Cos. F, 26th U. S. C. Troops. Charge First “Neglect of duty." Specification— “ln this, that*he, the said Corporal Samuel Thompson, Cos. F, 26th IT. 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. 26th U. S. C. TANARUS., and General Field Officer of the Day, why he did so, replied that It was rather cold, and he allowed the sen tinel to come to the fire to warm his hands, or words to that effect. This at the Cattle Ranch ?icket post between the honrs of 11 p. m., Feb. st, 1866, and Feb. 2d, 1866." Charge Second ;—“Conduct prejudicial to good or der and military discipline." Specification— ln this, that be, the said Corporal Thompson, Cos. F, 26th U. S. C. TANARUS., being in charge of the guard at the Cattle Ranch, 60 call ed, aid allow the sentinel before the guard to Suit his post, deposit his musket and go to the re to warm himself. This at the Cattle Ranch picket post between the hours of 11 p. m., Feb. Ist, 1866, 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 Thorap 'son, Cos. F, 26th U. 8. 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, "Not Guilty." Os the second charge, “Not Guilty.” And the Court do therefore acquit the accused. 2d. Private Robert Brando, Cos. G, 28th U. S. C. Troops. Charge ;—“Sleeping oh post.” Specification— “That Private Robert Brando, Cos. G, 26th U. 8. C. TANARUS., having been duly posted as'a sentinel was found asleep on ils post between • the hours of 6a. m. and Ba. m. This at Fort Duane, S. 0., on or about the 9th of March, 1865." 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, 26th U. S. C, Troops, as follows: Os the specification, "Guilty.” Os the charge, •’Guilty.” Sentefck: And the Court do therefore sentence him, Robert Brando, private Cos. G, 2Cth U. 8. C. TANARUS„ to be confined at hard labor for six calendar months at such place as the Commanding General may and rect, and to forfeit to the United States ten dollars ($10; per month pay for the same t ime. 11. The findings in the case of Corporal Thompson are confirmed. He will be released from arrest and restored to duty. 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 Is charged with the execution of this order. By command of Major Gen. Q. A. GILLMORE. W. L. M. Bcbger, A A G. aprll DISINFECTANT. Small quantitle<of th i Per Manganate of Potash will be tarnished, at the request of any Physician, by the Health Officer. febio [Official.] Headquarters Department of the South, Hilton Head, S. C., March 9, 1865.' General Orders.) No. 32. f l- Before a General Court Marcial, which convened at Hilton Head, S. C. * pursuant to General Order No. 7, dated Headquarters, Department of the South, Hit tan Head, 8. C.. Januair Bth, 1565, and of which Major I rank Place, 157th N. Y. Vols., was President, were arraigned and tried: Ist. Charles Benson, private 56th N. Y. Vols. Charge : “Conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline." Specification First: “In this, that Private Charles Benson, 66th N. Y. V. Infantry, did wantonly and cruelly refuse permission to Privatw Edwin H. Smith, Co.T), 66th N. Y. V. 1., to procure water and empty night palls in the room, in which said Smith with others was confined. This Specification Second: “In this, that Private Charles Benson, 56th N. Y. V. 1., did cruelly and with out sufficient 'nose or authority, torture Private RobertH. Coijy, 66th Regt. N. Y. Vol. Infantry, by confining him in an iron collar for several hours. Thia at Beaufort, S. C., on or about the 17th of August, 1864." Specification Third : “In this, that Private Charles Benson, 66th N. Y. V., did cruelly, wantonly and with curses, refuse to Private Robert Cooper, Cos. B, 66th N. Y. V., permission to go to the sink, said Cooper being at that time in an iron collar, thereby inflicting great suffering and in convenience on said Cooper. This at Beaufort, S. C., on or about the 3d of September, 1864.” To which charge and specifications the accused pleaded, “NotUuuty." Finding ; The Court, having maturely considered the evidence adduced, find the accused, Charles Benson, private Cos. L, GOth 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, 56th N. Y. V. Charge: “Conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline." Specification First* “In this, that Sergt. Frederick Alberts, Cos. L, 66th N. Y. V„ did inflict a cruel punishment on Private Wm. A. Garrett, Cos. P, 06th N. Y. V., by confining said Garrett in an iron collar for a long space of time, to wit, thirty-three hours. This at Beaufort, S. C„ on or about the 4th or sth day of July, 1564." Specification Sboond: “In this, that Sergt. Frederick Alberts, Cos. L, 56th N. Y. V. 1., did wrongfully and without authority confine in an iron collar, Private Edwiu H. Smith, Cos. D ,66th Reg N. Y. Vols., for writing a letter to Capt, L. W. Met calf, Provost Marshal of the District of Beanfort, 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 Keg. U. 8. C. T.. for the purpose of forcing him by torture to enlist In the military service of the United States. This at Beaufort, S. C., on or about the Ist day of September, 1864." Specification Fourth : “In this, that Sergt. Frederick Alberts, Cos. L, 66th N. Y. V., did cruelly, wan tonly and with curses revile and threaten to shoot Private Robert Cooper, Cos, B, 66th N. Y. V., while said Cooper was confined In an Iron collar. This at Beaufort, S. C., on or aoout 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, 56th 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 Gui 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, 56th 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 aud military discipline." Specification First: “In this, that 2d Lieut. H. A. Hawkes, 66th N. Y. V. Infant™, did keep Private Robert Cooper, Cos. B, 56th Reg. N. Y. V. In fantry, confined in jail, without delivering him to his 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 Beoond : “In this, that 2d Lient. H. A. Hawkes, 66th Reg. N. Y. V. Infantry, did inflict a cruel and nnnsnai 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. 8. C., on or about the 3d and 4th of September, 1864.” Specification Third: “In this, that 2d Lient. H. A. Hawkes, 66th Reg. N. Y. Vol. Infantry, did tor ture Private Robert Cooper, Cos. B, 66th 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 of September, 1865." Specification Fourth; “Inthis, that 2d Lieut. H, A. Hawkes, 66th Reg. N. Y. V. Infantry, did wan tonly curse and revile Private Robert Cooper, Cos. B, 66th N. Y. Infantry, when said Cooper was confined in an iron collar as aforesaid. This at Beanfort, S. C., on or about the 3d of Septem ber, 1864." Cuabge Second: “Conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman." Specification: "In this, that 2d Lieut. H. A. Hawkes, 66th N. Y. V. Infantry, did corruptly and scandoosly 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. 1804. ’’ To which changes and specifications the accused pleaded, “Not Guilty." - Finding : The Court, having maturely considered the evidence adduced, find the accused, 2d Lieut. H. A. Hawkes, »6thN. Y. V. Infantry, as follows: Os the first specification, first charge, “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 first charge, “Guilty.” Os the specification, second charge, “Not Guilty.” Os the second charge, “Not Guilty.” Sentence: And the Conrt do therefore sentence him, 2d Lieut, H. A. Hawkes, 66th N. Y. Vols., to be reprimanded in General Orders by the Commanding General of the Department. The Court is thus lenient, in view of the uniform good character of the accused, aud the conflicting testimony of the witnesses for the prosecu tion. 11. The findings in the ca.e of Private Benson, are approved. Privute 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 ,aro approved. The find ings on the second, third and fourth specifications of the first charge are disapproved. The 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 collar at Beaufortjall, and has not sufficiently considered, that it concerns the honor of the service, that no want of sympathy for the sufferers should cause the introduc tion of such ill 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 neea not be said that the punishment inflicted at Beaufort jail is not among these, and is more suited to the old use of the jail as a slave pen, than to a military prison of the 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. If he does, the punishment loses all good effect ana 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 ths party who furnished him with liqnor. However de sirable it may have been to ascertain this person, the employment of such means, by whatever name called, is is fact torture and a disgrace to the service and the country. The Commanding General truss, 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 duty. By command of Major General Q. A. GILLMORE. W. L. M. Burger, A. A. Gen. aprl (Official.) • Headquarters Department or the 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. Gji.i.more, Commanding De- Sartment of the South, Hilton Head, 8. C. y direction of the Secretary of War, the following instructions In regard to the appointment of officers of U. S. 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 tor new regiments to he raised, or for regiments now in process of organization. 2d. When anew regiment or _ organization is com pleted, a roster of the officers appointed thereto,show ing 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 promotions in such organizations will thenceforward De mode. 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 tions recommended. Recommendations of this char acter must state, in each cose, the strength of the command to which the party Is nominated for appoint ment : in the case of a company officer, the letter ol 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 Armies, 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 lieu tenants, Field officers for old organizations will be appointed as prescribed by Circular No. 49, of 1864, a copy of which is herewith. 4th. Ncrprovisions 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. Cirnular 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, uhall be found competent to fill the Vacant position, the Department Commander will then authorize 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 lor the position to 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 Isa candidate for the vacant position. By order of the Secretary of War. E. D. Townsend, Asst, Adjt. Gen. By command of Major Gen. Q. A. GILLMORE. W. L. M. Burger, A. A. G. F. D. HODGES, aprll Capt. 35th U. S. C. TANARUS., A. A. A. G. QIRCULAR. Office Provost Marshal, District of Savannah, Ga„ April 6, 1866. Attention having been called to the fact that tho Cemeteries of this City have been desecrated by visi tors plucking flowers without authority, £nd injuring the trees and shrubbery in various! ways, notice is hereby given, that any person hereafter found guilty of any such act, will be punished for the same. The sticking up of handblllls or posters in the streets of this city is nereby prohibited, except npon Bulletin boards prepared for tnat purpose. By command of Brevet Major General C. GROVER, Commanding. Robert P. York, Lt. Col. 76th N. Y. V. V., and Prov. Mar. Diet, of Savannah, Ga. apr7 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 Co.’s 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. mar2o ts p 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. We 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 followingclasses 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, andpay for the Wile or Widowed Mother of Prisoners of War. Prize Money for the U. S. Navy, together with all other just 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. febls ts QLD NEWSPAPERS, FOR WRAPPING PAPER, For sale at the SAVANNAH HERALD OFFICE, NO. 11l BAY STREET. mar 22 ts XTEADQUARTERS U. 8. FORCES, XjL Savannah, Ga., April 10, 1965. General Orders, ) No. 27. / Hereafter the City Market will be open on Satur days from 3 o’clock till 8 o’clock p. ms, in addition to the hours already prescribed in orders. < By command of Brevet Major General GROVER. Edward G. Dike, A. A. A. G.