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WHOLE NO. 10,319. KEW YORK, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1864. PRICE FOUR CENT& SHERMAN'S FIELD OF OPERATIONS IN GEORGIA, map of Sherman's Movements frcm Home and Atlanta to milledgcvhlc, Georgia?The Routes to Charleston, Savarnah and Elsewhere. J&kinostoi ^i^cabtersvllt. ETOWAH ClA l-^ J marietta?* ? vi/njiimss'%' newbrpry^t-tit-; COLUMBIA atoaha/ ^O^^ACtJOnrH 15 shanty % ([' \v .p^toiunl. r?i n:^ // ?? ? ?norockbridge ^ ni \\n .vxtv^ymonroe \\4> wwrs,Ts?AT washington CAfpPSELL TCN ,^y\4 'franklin ^ewmahfx -?i jo^s p^uexington , AX maxetaw^ sif* v\ ijr.wooovillfe^ijr^. X x>s. / <:.??&, ^-'-^ravrov/n <^y/%ckawe^ rugville ^ '*%AuvM i mr savydu'i ra*>n* ">i v '*?""? v.^?"^karin '2s \ //'// ? f ? rwwfflww*, h0fvp60(v atonton,;* '\ij . Xf-^n-J~ ^ ^ - v ) y warren\ on """l->v ij<3e ak' cr^ek . kli3sU 7/ \ ? 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Lir^iff echecuwwe _ > a vacksow.^ _\^mari0n bf:i.l.rr'0s't.: xt5.rxa?-^ \>aP0wcb5a-VILLE ^ \\ upatofi^*-/^ \\ h$m/r^ CJRAHD ?w""?i-tff^vwsci s^ccluwbus cftawrord ? ^ FOOT mitchril w tis^' ieates 4^v^"atcheebubee /arsons SEAGOE^/t cuwwec>?,i_ ksow!-^ / jos^ville ndticwa-u uam "1* butlcb % X V \ Vi SHERMAN. HI! CEOItCM MHP1B. REPORTED RESCUE OF OUR PRISONERS. Probable Capture of the Rebel Prison at Milieu, and Rescue of 20,000 Union Prisoners. ffhermnn Within Six Honrs March of Millen on the 23d Inst. THE ADVANCE TO MH.LEDGEVILLE. REPORTED CAPTURE OF MACON. Dttails of the Movements ef Oar Army to the 20th inst. K1BBL IEP0RT8 TO THB 1)4 I?8T. A Cavalrr EnRnirment on the Oconco River. OUR FORCES REPORTED REPULSED. REBEL PREPARATIONS FOU DEfErfrr. A Levy Sn BXasso in Georgia, and the South Carolina So* serves Called Oat. Anxiety st Richmond te Conceal the [leva ftccelvcd from Georgia, to* ktH ae. Bxchana* of Prlaonera Stopped?til* S? ? nnnah Rnllrond Cat, Bai.tivoiik, Nov. 27, 18G4. The Annapolis corr< ttpondcut of tbe American telegraphs tiii* evening an follows:? The steamer* Herman Livingston and Weyboaaet have irrivnl with twelve hutdred and forty-alx parol' d pr?oner- from Savannah. Thn captain of tlie Human Livingston reporta that when he mtiled, ou the 22th innt.int, the ex change if prisoners had ceased, as Shei-man hail cut off the railroad leading from Savannah, and had, U tea* thought, rescued aU the balance of our men, a* he tea* oi-ly about $tr. hours' march from the stockniU * when the men who arrived ill the Herman Livingston left thein, though an effort was boiug made by the rehfli to our men to Florida. Additional Oetulia of nhfrmaa*! Optra* Hon*. Fi-ama** Mo*itoa, No*. 2ft, 1804. Tba ile*m?r flermtn UvlogMoa arrived nt Ma p. M with anven buadred ???> Oftf-llrea exchanjrd prisoner*. Two war# lott on the pa?aap?; Ibe ren??ln<t?r art reported to b? doinx well and itnpruvlug very fut. Thn Havinnab l aity AVioj of tbe 23d lost, has tbo fol lowing telegraphic oaoa ? AractrM, Oa., Not. 1?. 18"4. The ''antral tr?in rrom Pavtab<>ro rep?rU that Mil. iui'1 iiordnit ware captured reatorttif, Th? Mate Hou?0, Comraor'a mansion a id ibe pen tentlarf wore burued. General Wayoe bold* ibe <>c>iiee bridge. Miming from Mitno. paaaeVgers on tbo Oenrgia road aiaie that the truio want to Oro?n*b'>ro t? dir. inn n-emf *i>i)o?r to have all goon ?n the d 'ft in of *,ul "i<*on, hot nothing CarUM it known, rue Augusta ion* itui'i r.aiitt ot M .nda.' avemor. Uio lnal.. *?/s:--toPas ergo.n h" the Cunrgla rotd ' r*'a l et ovnlng reported tbst tneOeoaco brHU-, Ave | ? ticrt >0, wti b'l'ii ? ? i 'in 'D jrn ?< <1>? ?'?? ' ' , ill innjo' tba ((fflj's cav Ir, , ?UJ rttirrd after ; t,?ij hnrneil the brifige to ? h? r cara^ the tioith if the river. Ill* force of 'be enemv on the I iu? of tLit 104J 1* ??tinned at Sfuen thousand, edvanciug alowlv and cmitloobly." The Govern r of South Carotin* bad ordered tbe reserve mllttla of tbat Stite to assemble at Ilamburg. Governor Brown, or Georgia, bad Issued a proclama tion , making a levy, en matf, of all citizens between tbe age* of sixtoen and G.'ty five, to rerve ror for ly days. Captain Maker, of the Herman T.irlnfMon, says It ?ai reported befure be loft tbat Sberuau occupied Mac>n tbat tbere were two thousand Ave hundred Union prism era at Macon, on the way to Savannah to be exchanged: but the road being latcrrupted, the/ could not bo brought through; otherwise the exchange wis going on well. The Ilarch to Milledgeville, the Capi tal of Georgia. General Shsm an is of coarse cut off, ror the time being, from any dtrer.t oommunlcatlon with the North, and we aro complied to depend upon the rebel ?count* for all Information concerning the details or hia march tbrouKh Georgia. Thus fcr the reports hire been quite full, and bava Indicated the raoat (ratifying and encouraging sue ee?* on General Sherman's part. We learn that [be storm burst upon the rebel" most unet;>ecte.lly, and that they were lot illy unprepared for tbe movement. Tbe eery advance from Atlanta was tboiiKbt by tbe rebels to ba a retreat from that city, and was hailed aa the signal of Ihe rula of ?'hcrmau a army. t*e learn conclusively tbat lie ha? been unopposed by any respectable rorce; that he ha? swept evecythlng berore hlra, and bu created thr nghout tne South tho ntmost coosternntion and dre?1. After making demon*! re Hons against Micon In ??iC'rlftit strengih to induce the concentration of all arallubte rebel forcer, ba has quietly avoided ibat city and has seized the capital of Georgia, destroyed the rail way communication with tbe rait and thus left tbe foreos at Mac >o, the unly orga- .-sd body af troops de fending ^aveiin ih and Augusta, for In his rear. Tbe rebel accounts which wa l ave published are, of course, detached and Irregular, anil sometimes cannot be Nearly understood. Herewith wc (tire a large, compre h> n?lve map, showing tbe fleld of operations sad Iba routae taken by each column of General Sherman's army, hi c mpanied by a brief chronological account of tha movement of each day, tbe whole being a plain sum tnsry or the march, which he who reads as he runs esn uud?rst?nd. Tho M.atemee's, as made, ara based up^n the rehel reports, and, as tbey are unfavorable to tbe rebels, may bo relied upon .as not being etar^erat d. In a lornn r ariidc, anoo .r riim i^e commencement of tbe march ito n Atlautt, m t tve given tin h t??rj* of ibe tivenla wOioli led vie.iff ?! .uernan to undu't<kfl the ceuivewti ou Vtuber iloud etcaptd the pursuing ..'my of 'herm&n by moving tbrmiffh tb* Oad'den Gap of tookr.:t Mountain. but not befma Hhermtn bad, with riKO frrat'iookht nn.| precaution, organlzod ?o army Theaiai to meet blm on tha TaonaaaM river. t'iuJtnc Hood wa* *ai'e beyond reacb of tba blow be waa '< arlng for b'* destruction, Sberman determined to Ignore bis existence aod itrllco in another direction, and net lean rltal part of tbe confederacy. "Let If'-od go North " ba h?d aild to bin eauoell of war; "our buslnc** I* down South. If ba will go to tba Ohio river I will give blm bii ration*." The preparations for tba march bagtn. The army wa* *peclally clothed, armed aod re organized io two wlnga for the movf .aent, ard tbao rapidly mtrcbed to Atlanta. On November 12 thermal left Kingston for tba Gato City, declaring bla pnrpoee and bidding tbo North adlau in tbo following remarkable telegram:? flood hM croeeed tba Tenne**ae. Tb rnoa will Uka care of blm and Nashville, whila rtchoQeld will not lei htm Into Chattanooga or Ku>xvliie (???oraia ?nd ftoutii Carolina are >u my mercy, and I utiall atriko. Do nut be action* about ma. I am ill ri.'ht Tvbllct at Kingston Sherman issued h!f order for tha march. Tbia order, which wo gave on the 2Mb ln?t?nt, has excited tbe admiration of tbe wbola cour try. It ia ehar n terUtlc of the man, and containing, an it do**, a plain ftatemeot of bla intention* towar J* tbe citizen* of tbe country through which be wax about to pas*, will re tute all rbirgee ot any purpose to wilfully deatroy and deeolnto Iba country. Pome dayg far Dual preparatlona were required after reacti ng Atlanta, and it wan not until Iba ldth that th-> march began. WKD*??DaT, KOTmfM* 1#. While Atlanta waa yet In flame* tba twowtnr* of tba army bepan tha movemrnt *lmiiltaneously, the rUht mo* lug directly foutb and tbe left due east trom At lanta. General Howard'* wing, with a largo cavilry force In advanco, moved through Kastjiomt, and at Rough aod Ready encountered a cavalry force nnder General Iverson, and a briak but brief enruemiut fn|. lowed, In which tbe rebel* waro driven, lv?r%on could not hope to do more than delay tbe advance, and this wa* n I effectually accomplished, for Howard appear* to ' have made hi* nfteen ml ** durlix tho day, and to hive encamped tb*t night neir Joneahoro. The leu wing, under General 8!ocim, tnovd out to Decatur, wuara toe two corpa divide !, one going dire i by the f'oviogton road, parallel with tbe Georgia rail road, while the other moved north of tbe railroad by way ol Rockbridge, aacb deatlncd for Covington. THURHDAT, NOrRMBKR 17. Tha right wing advanced npoti Joneaboro, and later In the day upon McD<>nough, which they occupied, drlvlcg oot Wheeler'* cavalry and Cobb'a militia. Tbeionner fell back on Griffln, and tbe latter nprn flameevlile. Tha railroad building* at Jonesbor ?, and the court house ?ui otb-e paMIC building* at MclVtioog b, were borro' l. which doobtie?* gave ri*? to the rebel report of inn complete de-lmcum <m 1'ie-e places, Tbe*Or*nr*ot t;?n?r*i Pifwtim. ann*l*twig of airnli I I rc? Jl cavair*. entered Soeial I'lrc a. and burned the * railroad boI'd'nirfMbere. The two Infantry corpe form log tb'n wing nailed at Covington and puahcd out ward from that point, after destroying such buildings la ths town as could be of um to tbe enemy. KRIPAT, NOTKMliin 13. General Howard potbed forward bla infantry to Griffin, and hia cavalry ottered foray lb, cutting tbo railroad to 4kacon at that joint, Tbe robel forget fall b irk to Macon. Wblle the cavalry by this movement led tbe rebela to suppose Howard was moving directly npon Macon, tbat officer changed bis direction and marcbed directly east, and tbe r?sl or hi* cavalry reached Monllcello and Hills bora, wbleb places are aleo reported destroyed. Ibe 10 fantry forces were encamped oear Jackson and Indian Spring. General glocnm's operations on this day ars not de tailed by tbe enemy. It is only known tbat be pushed forward a'ong tbe Georgia railroad nod encamped some wbrrc in tbe vicinity of Madison ststlon. So rspld bad boon Sherman's movements, snd so clese was he now apnn the r ifHal of tbe State, tbu tbe (ieorgis Legislature Inlormaily mljourned nnd bed to ?evuanah and tbe woods. SATURDAY, NOTBMBBH 19. General Howard appear* to have moved due east from Indian Hprlng to tbe <,cnau!gee river, and to have em ployed the day tn bridging thn river. General Slocra, me. ting with no oppoiltlon, moved eastward along tbe Georgia railroad, his oavalry advaure destroying ibe road aod *tations as tbey moved forward. It was now so apparent tbat Sherman bad gone around Mac>n that conflrtenoo was restored tn tbst city, and, tv w that all immediate danger was over, tbe valiant CltifSW declared It to be their Intention to defend it to the last. IM "*THT, NOV**BK? 20. General Howard's wing ejected Ibe passage of tin HcmTgee aod advanced direct upon MlDedgnrille, tbe rtpltal of Georgia, his advance entering Ibe plate after dirk. A fbrce of oar cavalry strnck the Georgia Ceolral rail rood nt wold 1'ille, tore np tbo track, captnred a lam ber tnln. which tliey destroyed, cat the telegraph wire ao<t severed communications between Savannah and Macon, aod left Cobb and bis troops far In tbe rear or Howard, who. having thn* made a feint en Ma>on. had entirely av ideJ U lor tbe purpose of capturing Milledge vtl'e IhH cavalry force then pn?hod on to Gordon, wber* It enceuMered a force under Wheeler, ai d met with tbe first determined resistance. It ia tuppossd tbat Wheeler's cavalry hid, by forced night march**, reached Gordon in time to throw Itself In llowsrd's front for tbe purpose of obstructing bis march as much ss possible. General Slocnm moved forward to within twenty miles 1 of Aop'ieis, wuere h? is re;> rtod to have met s ten a <>f the enemy end to hive h en fepnl ed. v hkhk ik sukkman n->Ml! Wo have thn* iau sit#, i. * rten o tbe two main of ?? it srn v on 'lie . .iim tvil, ) ? ? 1'" ?? >"a i oiiturailv ? r nos, Where is MStnisa solus in * hat Uireo ' t on will be tbe rmt move? CI incing at the map, It wlfl beneen that within reach of tbe ri^ni wing It the ?rn.i% prison camp at Mtllan, where no many of oir iOidn>r* arc loofnej, f?r, I it uhieb many of tho Aoderoonvllla prlnon ?" were lately removed for greater ?eeurltjr. rurtn?r oo llet Savannah, lo wbleb there are tbe ten lb-meed rebels lately exchanged and delivered to tbe rebrl au thorities, but who lie tbere unarmed and he!t>l<Ms, wiiu out tiantportatlon by wblcb to retreat ami with no arm" to dercod them. In front of tbe left wing He* togtiva, the great arjenal of If.e Soolh, whose im;? rlanoe the Richm -id Enquirtr lately a'luded to, oalltn* loudly for lit de'eof-e and bernml tbe Savannah rirer; aod, open 10 mt invasion of both column*, I'm South farolioa. "Georgia aod South Carolina," aa?l Hhrrm >o, "treat my mercy, and I fhall ?trUe." It wai oot uttered lb ughtlewsly, and the boib?d of treason la alout to reap tome of tbe fruit* of her tr??che ry. Helore etieromn Ilea (bo'leat'n on bmleita'Mt a. vancib oo bia right. He toowi whether or not oiiher place la vulneratile to h * aaaaulta, aud will wisely and de.:bor?t'ly dec de winch to *ir.ke ff r?itb?r c*o tin ca.-rted, be knowa tbe harbor or Beaufort Ilea directly In bla front, and that there there !a eafety end plen'y. H* will para through South Carolloa-.it I* Indeed albia mercy?and he wttl not fail to leave it a?< olate. rkstch or millbm, oa. Tb? orareat point of Importance in Ceoeral Howard'# route la Vilien, (la., distant oee bu-idred and eight unlet from Mille igcville aod aevwnly time from Savannah. It i? lb" capital of Burke county, and baa of lata years lo crated lo alze and population, from bavin; been m.d# tbe juoetlon of the Au^ueta and r<avann?h and Ceotra Georgia railroad*, (tome rronlks alnce a camp for L'nton priaohera waa cftabllabcd there, aod tbe larger part of the tr./- s formerly rnntl'.ed at Aodoraonville w?'e re moved to tbl* point. The prison t? built upon tbe lame piao a* tbe AudersonvUle stockade, and, at oar latest date*, contained about twenty-live ihouaaod prtaoaerfc Tbe*e may be removed before Hhormao e*o reech thvmj but the chance* are that the railroad tranaporlatloo la now too much occupied In transporting l oop*, lo defend Savannah and Cbarleaton, to ad ml of the removal of tJ many of our pruoner* fr m Mill""- Oir M?et inte fu gen< e from Savannah lead* o* I" bept that tba rnncae oI tbeae prlooner* ha* ere new t-eeo accomplished. W# publish herewith a alalemeat from 8a?anoab November 25, to tbe effect that Sherman waa within all fen^t march of Millen, and that th* exchange of prl^i#,, ^ beeo (topped lo consequence of bla pron? _,f ??area or iW^, ttigii*?a, oa , tbe m?*t '?PO'.obt alty wltbln reach ot General Sherman, and of occupalK* ol wblcb we an ticipate an early annour^^^ |<( |0 ? military eeaae, on) of the moat rule* of tbe Sooth II ? situate i oa Ibe ? n*ok of tbe Savannah river, one Uu lret |-0#iy mileafiom Vte month, aad hai river ac ^ railroad couaectumt with tbe co?<t at ^?vaa, Cuarleiion. It la han.li 'mely boilt ?*?/ <* tb* .CONIINUKI) ON FliTH