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Oom? river, upon comm mdiag ground. ia lb* heart of a rich and productive agricultural district. in Baldwin nounty The re-(tenses are ce?-ly ail splendid slruc tune, the ?urroundicgs ot wbieh show the owner* to bar* been people of a kii?fe decree of taste ud reflne meat. The gardens of the more wealth? are beautifully laid out; the town* spacijus and beautiful, and tho streets cieen and well programed. In the ceatre of the town to lb* Capitol building, a large brown etoae building, of ?n*wn My ie of architecture, situated hi the centre of s? tea acre eqaara, upon the corners of which, and inside ot th^eeee which surrounds the whole, are small, bat neatly furnished cburcues. Outside, and adjacent to the (bfdtol ground*, are the arsenal and magazine, both very good build .age (or the purposes for which they are uced. Those, the Governor's mansion, and the Miliedgeville Hotel, are the chief public buildings of the city. The I'eoltenilary is an Institution now units >wo, as it was laid in at-ucs the night that the Twentieth corps entered the city. The rebels on evacuating the place released all the Union men oonQned in the prison, and couacripted them into tfce rebel army. TBI ST ITS nor SB, when 1 visited it, pres.?; tea an appearance of devaeta iioa and chaos. The troops bad eutereJ the Senate and Representative chambers and the offices attached, and torn 0!> the uruiture, scutered the contents of drawers ab ul tbe il <or, destroyed the library and State i aoers left beiimd by governor Brown and his as?.>ciaies in their hurried (light. appropriated to thoir own use everything they oould curry, out toe trimming from iho windows, and revelled in broad gboetg of uus noed State bonds and ourrqpey, several millious ol which were found piled up in one or the ro mt, as we I as the plated froin which tiiev bid been struck At. 11-1 rolled leisurely through the chambers and com tniitee rooms, i<nd gazed upon the hundreds or negroes who filiel the ? ?pitol and revelled m its halls, 1 could not but feel thai it was no d -acruiop?ibal it was llfing that a c uncil bUi where the treas liable ordiu&nco or seo.ssion wits hatched hod givea form should be npit upon and insulted by conquering troops and disenthralled darkies, under the very ftiudoivg of the lifelike "trans of Georgia's chivalrous song that adorned he ?a'.l* ol both ctiainbnrs. It ie oaly a matter or eorpri-e that General Sherman, on evacuating that city, di . not n?y the bunding in ashes. A BOO OS STATS LEtilBLATt'Ii*. Ho the day that the Fourteenth corp3 triumphantly marches into t'iecapital, to tne music of the Union, ttie oiitcera or the 1 weunetb corps, to the number of about oi.e buud'eo, K8sembled at tueSeuue chamber, called the roll or the Hoqgu, appointed a Spe-ker sod clerks and 0[?tied the Legislature with prayer, the facetious chip lam pray iot- tv r the overthrow of the rebel government, the return f (j< orgia to the o il >'nion, floe weather und little t'gbtin? on our n.arca to the coast, conclu mg with the rem uk, '? a I o; which is resnectiuiiy submitted." A lobby member verv gravely arose in the gallery, and asked if mis a .uorabie buuy would hear from the gal lery. Halt sn hour's discussion f Unwed, and, on a division, it wati uec.jed thai the gallery should be heard Kiting witn ail tiio dtguity and polish of a t beitertleld, be quif ly put bis hand in a sde pockct, drew out a Gat-k. pisteu it to his lips, replaced It in bis picket, and reaumed uus seal. The m*akki'?1 must raise a point of order. I be lieve It ts always customary to treat the Speaker. Low.v M?,ir i.i - 1 beg the pardon of the honorable House for my thouglnieasncss. 1 believe it is customary to tre-t t ho -;leaker Here he pr duced the fl ~k, and proceeded: ? 'Yet,I beg to inform the House that 1 shall tieat the Speaker?re ape? if oily. The fi?*k dropped into his pocket and be into his seat, amtd cheers t''in tti.' gallery and t>m:les from the b n orab.e S *aker's colleagues Alter tbe organisation ol tbe legislature the question of reronntructiBt: tue Mac was takeu up and (ii-cussed lor some hours, with all the gravity conceivable, by tbe Yuukee represent inves iroui tbe various counties. The ' result ol the aeiiber .lions was that the fitate was led back like a cuejuered cuud into tb<s Union, and a com mr.Ue appoio'ed to kick Govorcor Brown and Premdeit Davis' rates, which committee retired, aad soon a tor returned and reported that they wore am - m?'ed by a progressive spirit, but that the articles upon wbi.-b they weie to exercise their "pedal cxtreuii tie. ?er<> on cu. j The Leg 1-lature adjourned after the style of Governor Bru?ii's Lcgi-iature ol the previous Friday?by taking a ?qtia'O driak and a handlul r 'bognuts " ?KON MILLSPUSVILLK TO MA VAN.XAtf. Leaving Colonel Estea io rover tbe evacuation, on tile mornioi; o' tbe 2Uh Slocum moved forward upon San ders ville, tbe county seat of Washington county, Davis' c rpsea ibeleitand Williams' (lwennetb) corps on tbe rigb;. Howard's srmy was on tbe Uiiiedgeville aad Macon Rutway, at Oconee bridge, where Wheeier's cavalry w is coot, bticg its passes with considerable spirit On tbe SSd and i!4ih there was considerable skirtnwhing be tween WftRBLFR AJCO Stt.PATRICK, AROUMTl tUOOif, reeattiac in the repulse or the former, with considerable toe*. Kiipatri k c <uld have C iptured tbe city easily had it to u Sherman's intention to do so; but as a demonstra tion aloo w*s ordered, be retir?d efter driving tbe nuensr inside Bis works. Ktipatriok spent several hours aeoroy tug the railway towards u'or a on, and followed on in , ursoit o' Wheeler. Several hours delay was caused In Howard e coiuan at the Oconee bridge, which waa atewMy held by llajar Uartridge, of Wheeier's oom maod, but be waa eventually dislodged niter burniug the bridge. The troops passed over < n pontoons, and on the (right of the aatb arrived at Irwin cross roads, in toiikM oauuty. wasKLUi STAMrnono it a rotA<una partt. On tbe evening of tbe Mtb Weneral Morgan, Second di v isle a, KoeruenUi e?rp?, had the advanoe, and when w thln a are or sandersville the mounted foraging par ties in bis kdv >nce eecountered H heeler's cavalry, under coasMuid of tbe geueral bimsei'. Tbe foraging party diew. anted, depi >yed as akirmisbera, and drove Wheeler fm hi- hairicade of rai?, when Morgan's advanoe (tbe sec -ad brigade),came up, and in ten minutes W bonier and bis three tfa u?*nd horse were rushing madly out o the town. Which was at ouoe ooenpied by Morgan, wboae notnoiaad burned the court house aad a number oi sbope. Tbe u>eu. ia ret <lianon lor having been Urea upon, almost tailed the hotel, court boune, oOoes and stores, and 'Mer .gsd liberalli" upon ibe inhabitants. on the evening of tbe 28th tbo left wing arrived at tbe OOMOOT KltEB bridf--, *hcb bad been Uurnod. The Ogeucbee runs tsroagb wnimm>0D awimp, 000 of those maraby ? )ouf ibat are toexntax mora aud Mora numerous aa ?i peiu.iale tba country towards ibe ;iiul Uf couri tb', r r er Lad u? be-i)'titooned and ba r a mile or swam- . < Hnr >> eii ;or the (tasBagtt of tba wagons, wbicb quickly cut ih.ouah the marshy soli every*bar# found aboui >be*a river*. Mmviiu, THfc OKI I JUL STATU rAPl IAL. Ba rd> add M man'* diTisioo* o' 1 avis' cor pa. m ved 00 L01 itTiilf from tbe .alt. by Karn a bridge, on ine upperOfte-iboa. aid arrived there early in tba aiternoon 111a Hare was sackud, and several bouses and public buildup* buracd HOWA1-" MOT mo O* VILtKft. Howard arrive.1 ill riwameh ro oti lbs Ureal Cboopee rixvr, to da> . muwu, towarda tha great railway ceiilre ai Mi icn v uare Ki.i>airick is bMcud iu be, and lu ablcb luiol tua left win?'It aixo fleet I tied ? ooaidx. -tie ra;:way a tin up br i.eary, Ward and JkKmw ??? t*.-en i'.e >?c.ju.e *ud hu ugcecnoe nvera ua ibe Virfib l'avi?' columu u.ar nod to UH'UVllIJi, ibe cotmiy neat 01 Jaiiemou mo y. whore It eocamped (or Ute eut.t rtiiK towa U one of tb' elJirat Id tba St >u, and area the Urei capital wb?n tue -Uia wan in ila in fuict. luro. b tiie kinJi eis or IJeLiantut < Oluoci i>. 4Jlli. . of the .Seventy-, intb fenimlvania, ] bad tbe pip.itoi 1' o( per .sing a copy or tba iLoulsrille <;<uate ai d Mtmti n Irumpet, piibllsbad a, early ua lrOt, lU Uie old m;k of iyi ogr pay. Ibe GamtU waa started in 17UV o< Attbreae I>?> and Tan aa Hely, and tbougb a ?man kQt-ot cool .ini-d considerable new*. A large por tion oi it ta dav.ied to legui adieriiseaieiiia aud iiu.ice.i o beapeckid biabaols, who camion ib' INiiilK acunet barhor lag of trusting their tioraiintul ?i* a. lUe uuc.bor be re me c^aiaina a k'.ter from lbomax I ame, tak?n irom tbe .\euhonat 1 .uilvarm", 1 a atl>e t tbe corneal beta eeu \aron Harr ao?l Mr jBfTrrvnn (or t'rcni'tmit ot th? (.'ailed Statna, wliiofe ?* remarkable lur 11a caustic properties; a report uf One* ream ni.1 proceeding ot mat day,? memoir of lion. Seoaior * Alt, el >\ f button c uoty, a riero f ta- KcvO lulltMiary war. who 1I1M ou to 10 0 Keuruary, 1 M>U c ium lic ai 05. aa'aya, *c. It ta i^uite a curiuaity in tbe uaaa^iapvr lilt*. i-he iweiitieth coriw to-day have been employed In U?if g op ib? railw?y between Havuborougb aad tbe IV'cecui a nver. lb" I ir?t dIt 1 ton at tbe K< urtaentb corpa on tba aurLii.gb tb? 3Ctb Uoved to Hu toa aialioo, near the Oreecutw bridge, f*er le itioc tb? heco-id and 1 mrd dl*ia t'?a u march o tbe direct road lu Waj nexboro Carlia at >? r waK a ti :n ae m.le ol '.be &Tejt>'vnib corn, wbic rroMrd to lb 'tutb aide 01 Ibo (k" e> bee that evr 1 the 1 i.tr nib ror}?, ei. am; <"i tbrve rniie? norib el U>* rh'ir f Ui< r ao 1 b. I r tIviih to laav ok Lo 1 ?tiI.?, aatei'. baMiafn ware taatro/rd. a* wall a? a large ? moot ? : 1, t oa I ? rt'a t . VorgAtj'a'IItI'I'iO* ' T llio Vovileei.ta coip- rrr ttar 1* urn:, on the Wnyneaboro "i iil, u. 1 uu i.,t aiu.aiJ, at I aoamber 1 aaoyed iniw trd eateral 1. 1 ia Tiia*At?nix iOM'iU. and tb< fn.k of W ? 1c \ ava.ry, mat waa irmiabiog an 11<- j re? 1 uv dj* wnb npatti It, iwir Milea aaotu* e 1 it Itix. tactile Can ti,'? dutaiou m'Tod about tire in .? ? >. be? i r'? eft ' ?r.k. iwe-n bin. and the rail, way Tbe c ol roth torp* waa <*?ployed I , teaiin? up lb< 1* a 'ior?i 11 a (?'111 leactie by tue twertiim r T|ie ifWArd- ?iiliee, while ll"**r<l ib? liueentb norpa, it 1 ill tlivi river ai d inviu irat-ii a movement ui-on Mil - n tr 1 tbe em;tn i'de ir ;be raliw?v. ib ilr '.'d tbe left ar.ng inn-ed towar 1* Wayneab ro, f-riin <tilbernbi and 1 aird and ' 0't,nn ou 'beMt, Tba lareatiktb c <rp?, that on tua 1 Ubt of th<i)ir*i, aaei' to the riithi of toe four'e-nib, ISAtM NUN ?tr* si road, and at flee In ibat-vt-olrg buh oorpecime tuii"bei ii-?r Hucfcimatl i rtuk. Tbe i *eal i'tb c rj<? ..ad tbe N d. oaoMituaiit y the Koart >eoiti *u crowda<i ai?a tbe mail lo lite 'efl, rtootag lii tbe dtrectlin c* I iimpldo. .11 tli# A>.fn?ta and Milieu rallwar. A belt w*r made on Buiiarit - plaatattae for tne dim. wbila tba Iwankiatb o rpa mated aciaa* Hu< kbaad creek. ??W0 ?t?'< TflKOAT" COT. bin inf tba day1' march tbre ? rr?T * or three member* el the Twenty < rat OMe were imind 00 tba plarnaitoa of ? rcbe e> ??? u iiMUten M ( 11 li ,. h. wl.rre tbey liel bean ?mri'erad tbe 1 tgbi I'eforc by Mc ullo igh and bla K?ag while a*ioK i? 't the 1 >,r ered rn n wa* Waller Huia?, of >ted *y,0 to.wbewaa poetraaetero tba m rd brigadeei (Jerlie ? dtrtaiou.an .i,, mi- wb >,ai thab u a e neeebere. acted ae arderlj, .1 a ( iirr ?d ?<r<!er? wh?re few at en would go. Awne of tba eoar <iee 'if the mm epee?d Uiegreraa aad feomt thai the \hr*au , t >????. nt Ikmm ked '? m cut Herb a ibe itu tha'. aotsted il who eenturad onuide of tfte |>ickeui aad (all luto tba enemy'* baa da ebiM reragtag ?owaan at mt.'?* Oa tbe ATOalng of tbe Sd ?owar-1 I (r .hi) wirg af rtTed at Hlllep, baTleg, wllb tba BaMata: c o' Keau IB, nrnet effectually (leetiofatf tba Central 1'.aimay iroai Haw. to iaet ptace. Saturday, the M, Carlm'a dlvisioa, folio wad by Vor fan *iartei (or tbe Milieu aod August* Hallway, near l.uwpkln station; but a > much difficulty was experienced in finding tbe roads and pont oning Hucknead aod Hocky c-Mks, lb.I ttley marched wIkuI tnu nios to mikeati advance or lour At night the ri?ilway was reached wthout cue uutermg any enemy. Itaird was on the ri treme Fit supporting Ki'patrick's cavalry, which skir niihud more or lets- nit d<y. Howard. a tor destroying tne rutlroad both ways from Mil.en, moved off in the direction of Jacluonboro, ta which place the le'i wing is also heading. On the 4th the Hrst d'-wsloti of Pawls' corps destroyed about three milM of the r IIway north and south of Lampklug station, while Ktipntrlck had a ?tmrp skirmi-b witb Wheeler's cavalry on tha left, Mar Waynesboro, In which our artillery did great execution. kil'lng ?nd wounding a larue number. A, few shells h:<d beiu thrown into Uaird's camp rturin'r the previous night l.eiving Ltimpkins station, .Vo g?n's division took tho advance, and tbe lbird brigade o'(brim's division cov ered tl.erear. Colonel Miles, of th? seventy ninth fenn. sylvsui*. comraandlog the brigade during Colonel Hambright's illness, bad his reir attacked by about one huudied cavalry, wbo sbowed themselves in the ?due of a cornfield near the railway. lieutenant Culone! McMabou, ol the I wcotv first Ohio, who was tbe raar guard, threw- out skirmishers anil drove them back. A'ter leaving the railway a mile iu the rear th > cavalry came up. wtiffi the Colonel chaured front to the rear, deployed skumishers nod drove the marauders hark. 1 he column moved on about sis miles and halted for the night. A MINK OF WK A1.T1I STRrOK. While worklug near the rati way a^umpkm? Ore mem iters of the Eighty-eighth Indiana flip up a rebel i*y raastcr's box containing ten dollars in silver and five hundred thousand dollars in rebel bills of the new issue It was quite a wi d'all to the boys, who use it to tight the "tiger" and replenish their larder. ik ma >w?in*. On the fifth Morgan took the advance and, followed by CariiD, made Jacksonboro before dark, ootwithstai ding that the country was a barren was to aud ibe roads fear fully cut up by swamps and ditches, into which horses plunged promiscuously, enveloping tbe riders In mud and liltu M iny of the streams aud 6watups 4iad to be pon tooned or corduroyed. Arriving at.lii(Ji.=onboro, we found it occupied by Priga dier (Jeneral lhrrd's division and Kilvatrick's cavalry, who bad just soundly thrashed Wheeler at Waynesboro iDit fallen buck. Ou the tuoruiogof the flth Morgan, in the advance, moved on the direct Savannah road, followed by t'urlin. TUHrd crossed Heaver Dam at eight A M.and followed in rear, kilpa trick covering ins rear ard flanks. At night the column halted near the Savannah river, eighteen miles southeast of ,1 cks uiboro, and three miles from the Twentieth corps, which was moving on a parallel road to the right. l*roh ??run*" ot TUAsms. AH along the line of mnrrh Sherman's soldiers have revelled in rehel script nod forotgu correncv. 'Ibe cituena, hearing of the approach or the ?'Yanks," buried nearly all their valuables, much of whlc.h were exhumed by the ni"0. who rarely fall to discover it Anions' the large "finds" was $2 000 in gold by some members of llobari's briendo ol Car tin's division. Kehel money is so plentiful in camp that the tnen light their pipes with $5.) bills, aod kindle tbeir fires with $6,000 Georgia state b'lids. lMcinaxn. A march of this kind is reniete with Incidents that go far towards filling ut> u narrative of ? campaign: hut so manv of tbem occur dally that unless notes are made of them ou tho instant tfcey (lit from tbe mem >ry. A lew or these are worth reproduction bare. "WOrtJIN'r BK A TRAITOR. ' At Mllledgevlile we made the acquaintance of a relative of the lion. Mr. Crawiord, late secretary of War, wbo kept a private table for the accommodation of officers Many of our officers while in tho city cailcd upon her?prompted partly by the fact that among her household wore several very pretty lady bjarders?askod lor dinner, paying the.refor one dollar each. 1 found her to he a violent rebel, and freely en tered into conversation with her on political sub jects. Some ol tbe commanders gave h?r a guard, which wis withdrawn on tbe departure of the column. Seeing her hand the guard about two hundred and fifty dollars to greenbacks. I looked surprised, and asked "Why do you do tliatr" Drawing herself up grandly, and frowning contemptu ous! r, she replied.? "I am not a traitor to my country. I would not deal in the accursed trash." THI C*>SrRAHAXPM From tbe time we left Atlanta, with flftv or one hun dred contrabands, tbe '-colored biigade?'' continued to swell 10 numbers until we arrived at the Ogeecbee river, when fully 10,000 were attached to the vari ons colonics. Tbey represented all sbadee and additions, from tbe al most white hooNemaid servant, worth (15.000 in rebel cur rency, to tbe tar black, pock marked cotton picker, wbo never crosses massa's door sill. A very large majority oi thorn were women and children, who. mounted on mulex, s?motime8 five oo an an'in*l. in ox wagon?, buggi en and vehicles of every description, blockod the roads ;? nd m itermllr dehyed the movement of tbe columns U was no unusual aif.-nt to heboid * slave mother carrying two young children and lending a third, who, in a bale nude state, trudged along the thorny path to freedom. Columns could bo written descriptive of tbe harrowing scenes presented by tbts unfortunate class of fugitives. BLOCK AD (Mt TBS OO.inUHASDK. So mncb difficulty did Geaeial Davis tlnd in moving his column that at tbe Oget-cbee river, as a military necessity, be placed a guard at the bridge, wbo baited tbe caravan or contrabands until the rear ot the column paased, and tkan removed tbe pontoon. The negroes. however, not t<> be frustrated, constructed a foot bridge and crossed. Next day the column had Its fnll complement of negroes. THKT AM AOAIff BAIITI). Arriving at Rbanexer creek, tbe same method wen taken to clear tbe column, with better success. The creek runs through a half mile ot swamp, which is covered by water, and can only be orossed by a narrow bridga. This bridge wsa taken up, and tbe moment our I.Hoen disappeared tbe brutal Wheeler was in our rear. Next day only a few darkies came up Another day passed and still fully two thirds were musing. In qairiae elicited the Information that Wheeler, oo Hading the defenceless negroes bleaked, OHARbgD ITOK TUB WOMBS AKD < ?TIDBIX, and drove them pellmelt into tbe water, where those | wbo escaped say tbey struggled to react tbe opposite bank, aiuidat heartrending shrieks; but most of the mothers went down lo the water with their children clasi>ed to tbeir bosoms, while Wheeler and his inhuman band looked on with demoniac smiles. How far true this m y be I know not, but all I be negroes wbo escaped, with wb.m I have talke-1, seem to agree ia tbeir ac count '<f tbe hellish slaagbter. "uiva ms soxirrBiao roa wv start*; ciildrbi." An uQioer called ti'.ion a lady in KfThigbati! county, wbseo plantation bad been stripped of everything, and j fouad her tn tears and her children erf tnc for bread. . He endeavored tn soothe ber, when sbe lifted up her j beautiful eye* beseecbiugly, and lntp'.ored, "Hive tne , something f>r my starvins children." Away tbe officer | went to bis mes? and fed the children from hi* private j larder, on the following morning be was quite chagrined | to witness two oak boxes, one barrel of flour, four ' trunks, and other articles exhumed from the garden by j the boidiors. j rip?<; maia mt avt ausas. ' Riding up to a house one day in scrivon county I met an old woman and three Kr?wn up daughter* at tne door uttering frantic appeals lor hel'. I inquired what was wrong, when the old woman punted to a burning cotton gin. and exclaimed, ?'Put it out' Tou unr are btiroin' me child!" 1 asked where the child was. and succeeded In learning that It was io tbe burning gin bouse. Away I went, with some men, to rescue the innocent, and at tbe door met a ten year old buy, who bndlv ( sinsed. Issued forth from tbe uery lurnace. Returning to tbe house, I r.qutred how the boy came there l ulling tbe old pipe between bar lips, to rompose ber neivcs, tbe old isdy at laat veut red an explanation: -- "Well," said she. ' we uus heard that you una kilted sil tbe little boys, lo lt?*p ibam out Irou. growing up to tight >e ?bd we hid'em.'' Strange as tbis may seem, among the poor.^cnorsnt dupes of Pavis, It is a c?tomoo belief thut tbe Yankees slay ail tbe maiu chlldieo We found many Infant Moseses and .lafTs bid away la cellars and corncrlbs, but noae id bullrusbee. ar.' Kx.Mii* m rx silk m-r?sn. Fhortly after leaving Milleegev lie i.ensral Davis de tec ted i wo soldiers stealing ladies' clothing from a bmiM neai tbe road. Turning tnetti over t ? tbe provost mar shut, tbey w?re dressed in tbo stu en crinoline and petti coats, fled to the rear ot wagons, and for six daya marcbtd through muddy ford- and swamps as an exam pin to the men of his c mmatid Tbey came out from tbe ordeal with slightly discolored skirts sua dirty stock ings. " MAPI*-, (iivg rs TUB HA WO TO COOK It would be uMiiseB to deny tbe fact tbat a< me pillaging was pert-trated in a lar?.e army like Sherman's, in a march ihioagb .ic""Uiiy wberetbsre wrs loutid s" much to tempt the faacy yet there war very iittie caut-e f?r comi'laint. Tbe fbllowltig Is said lo have art>ially occurred, but tbe aulb rlty is the unfortunate victim ? A foraging party vt'ite<f a plantation, and entered upon the pleasant pastime of strangling chickens end bayouettinii togs rlmllng a One flock of nbeep tbey '?aont for them," as the bovs i-ay, wbon the rebel owner cime out and told them to lake all but two Imported merino sheep, which she highly prized. Havlt g printed the pels out to tbo men, she returned to the bouse. A few minutes after, she says, tbey *eturnnd, informed her thai tbey bad killed tl>? fatted al.eep, aud proposed to dine upon It. 6aId tbey ? "Madam, jive u? the : isno it ta asacrilere to cock so Choice mutton with c >mmon feel." 1 he pi 'no. she avers was carried cut, broken up. the (Ire kmdled in tne yard, and tbe dinner tugbly relished by tno Jully tor*4er*. oi ii i "J?n *? at* t?kp? rt*m> On f*ec<*nber 7 Davl* moved at alx o'clock, Margin lo adva: ce, < arlin r<oiro, und tiiurd rear. t brtade ef Kill atrlcfc'a cavalry o?;?er?d tbo ra?r, atd nkitnii^be'l ?lightly with brigade of rebel cavairy, who loiToaei u* tip *11 day. Tly wfitber w ?* very unfavora ble. nod the twvy tinower* ot ratn that tell dtiriiiic Ilia day rat'lerod tbe ro.?d? and swatni* T?ry bid acd ti<e it vemeot "f hear* tralne nn en*} or | le?*.inl > b We encoaotered, as we m ved on a road rinoiriK I arallcl and fin,v about a mile from tba - avaii c, It a ureal rnaoy fwatni>.. creiltr aud h.vou* that had to be brtdgrd or C'rduroyed f)M>*rqti(iotlf our pr p, e*g waa very much lm|>edrd Kifkleet) mile* were made, ti"v*rthe!*iw. ao<l at nine O'olooK at night the art vauce ?ii'nn|>ed ou Kb' tifzcr irirlr. thirty gavt-o taile* from Vataonah. About t?n o'clock A M. AllA' **1> part of KilpUrlck'a rava.ry in a ?wat*f.. over wh'< h Bat <\ i,-id m?t I'OtM'-d .'and after a few rollfva had b*6* ctrhanged i.-tj. 0d a few men of the MoMi Hirudin. Several of our fconuting parties approached tho rivor ?od foui.d li lined * ith rebel* on the other side, who fl-rd upon every <me showing blmeelf upon tae k ink. i At Hodeon'i lerry. ?b ni forty *tx milM fr?B Ik* city, | a (i?at> ?( cavalry toiind two brigade* ol rebal lalautry to oootrat au.v affbri on ocr pari lo ero?*. rnr Htnttt ri.A*K r-v?wi<r?i tw; e?< nr.* Howard i* *iill m-jvii t forward. I.a-t i venln* h>* I ft wai at firiyt n. >n the Millt'n and i*av?nti*b Kaiimad, ?'.a II e riKht wu cruMlng tkr Ogeecbrr at h<len, fl'tnen j mllea from savannah Kwwum raacnad MfirwRflMd, Ike county aeat of kfllng ham, iMt erasing, and encamp**. an.* ntn hcjlto o? rna aaav lir. Daatal*. M^d toal J ii rector of the Kourtaaath eorpt, tMnrma ma tbit the deatn* 'rem <ll*?a*e and wound*. I aad wnnnAad lo the corp? einra It leu Atlanta I* only 1 t*emy 9v?, or much Imb Ujbii it *i uld be in ^.arrixio. Of ooara* tkis <toa? oot locluda the ruan wbo vera cap Uired while straggling from their command*, which Is fully one bunilrN. MOXS OfWTKUCTIOMg. Ob the Rita the troo, ? uiove.i at im usual hour, crossed ? long and dangerous ??ramp, and luiHeiil* found l.' ? nezci crvetc iu tbetr all tue bridges burned, lhis creek u quit* near tb<> gtvuaaah. in lb* inidnt of a tin;r mile or swain i?, which w?s overflowed by the haek waters of tbe ."atannah All lbs pootaoaaera, under t ol. Hih-11, woio i ut to work ; but the trains did not got over until about dark. In the meautimu the rebel eavalrv under I'ergusao c?m? upon oar rear and flanira, ai"t attacked Atkins' cavalry brigade. General Davis placed Ualrd and Carlia nf us> or BATTLB, threw un breastwork* and awaited an altactc. In fie afternoon the rebels charged what they aupp sed to be cavalry, when Kaird gave them a voi^av that sent thorn back howling like whipped ours. They were satistled, nnd aid not renew their eflorli to rn;>ture our tram*. WUil* the troops were In line of battle hulf a nalle trom the SavantaHti. awaiting the crowing of Morgan and the traics over Kbeoezer creek, A sxnsi OUNBOAT ran down the rlrcr and shelled the road upon which onr train* wer? moving, but did no damage, fortunately. Had a section ot artillery been planted on the river h-ttik, tho gunboat could have been bl.wn to atoms, as the river at this point ih only about titty yar?'s wide. At twelve o'clock at nigbt the column resumed their march, cro&aed Kbene/er creek and (tociUor smaller river, and at two o'clock A. M encamped at FORT GKKBM, ground rendered historical in the uunaln or tho Revolution as the apot where tireoue defended the Savannah river against the HHtish. A church erected by the Luther ans in 1769 is within a few hundred yards of the river. It is a large brick structure, of tba usual style of archi tecture. built of red brick, surmounted by a cupola or HDlro of modest pretensions. The windows are hung with Venetian blinds, which would bo improved by a coat or paint The interior 01 the cfturcb is quite unassuming; the pulpit is about twelve feet hiKh. after the stvln of our city churches. built of white oak. the desk covered with red velvet and trimmings. Tho tloor is clean and *ra>otb, the seats painted while, with black walnut moulding*. The edifice shows its ace. but will Inst a ceutury or more. I am not familiar with its history; but old oitt sens say it was wit mo Its walls that (ireena placed bis wounded f.oldior*. About four hundred yards fur ther on towards the river is tho celebrated Fort Greene, Btill in a nood state or preservation. KJtPATWCK OH THE FLANKS. Nearly ail the skirmishing, from Atlanta toMscon, *:i* done Uy fiooe-?l Kil pat rick k division of cavalry, com posed of tbe First brigade, uuder command of Colonel K. II. Murray, or the Third Kentucky, and the Second bri gade, under rcloiitl Atkins, of the Ninety-second Illinois mounted Infantry. The whole lorce, under command or Kilpatrlek, moved out or Atlanta on the lAtn, on ibe Jonesboro roid, and on the same atteruoon skirmishing commenced with the enemy's cavalry, wbo were In his front in considerable force, composed of one brigade, under Hana. RFIIR1, CAVAI.RV IOSg TDKIR CAMP. The Tenth Ohio, one of the best regiments in the com nvn.d, promptly attacked the onemy, drove tbem gal- i lantly bcioro them, capt'-.rlng their camp. a num ber Of prisoner*, and a large supply or foroga. AGAIN STtRRKU CP?'-Kit." TAXS8 TWO CUSS. On the morning ?f the lftth the cavalry moved on Love'ov's, whero they found tbe enemy dismounted an I occupying the works ihrowu up by Hood in September last. Ibe rebelr were tartly composed of militia, md tbey had with them two pieces of artillery. Tho Eighth Indiana, Lieutenant Giionel Jones, and the Third Ken tuoky, Lieutenant Cfilouo! King, were ordered forwurd, and ' barged tbo works, driving the enemy out and can tunti^ one gun. Lieutenant Uriffln, commanding Kit Patrick's scouts, with hts command, gallantly won tho other gun as a trophy. o-,,ASrt aoaw roitrd. ?h.?E hi pu 8,10 lhf,,n <? I'aar crook station whore robli h, TD roir!forr"d *?r Williamson's end Wa rms? ?h??J Vk * w wore behind roll brea?tworks trom wvcral men hV tbo T"n'h ohi0- who low Moro!n tML A",1""11 were Lieutenants flregg and Nmh.'^ ir^ M(1 r',ealel""? Morzan. captured. " o^ o?17k?^T?r. 08occurr*J 0a tb# 1T,b' e-^Pt oc "n tbo IHtti the command arrived at P!ant#*r'a far*-* on tbeOcmulgee river, at two 0" lorrandX?,iSS'Ji Bright b plantation, near where Suvnetnan was ciotur^i olonel Atkins occupied Clinton, driving out the enemy TtiK ratsr ox kacov onvlacfo-0CPU1"?(1 ninton,.no passing roro"rLjd sk r'm^htr.mai<1e I>rel,Tn'ni,r? disposition of his r5!L t hlDR al 0DUB commenced. After tha SSw to?B?i n f! T' ll*d be#D ?pcertiilneU, the railway ! P *0B'9 miles. a train captured, loaded with cS?r?H 'nnTr ^'^oldriMe, wberc the Temb Ohio fi7,* ? ? **** works, captnrinr the ar thnt7hoyUwcre?![iulP|u!!f ,thc SU<>my WM 80 de,erm'ned Thl oh .rLT. I compiled t? retre.it wttoout the gnus of ?he ?Mt rafu?5# 7 thTM wh0 wltneiispd It u one or ino most gallant un record. Having carried nut hi. capture'0 'op^liX n0f (",0,?|r,c<,, llf8 >? Its ?n ,h?'n,.. , l( .. Withdrew bis forcer, and anun bar ^Tl,"p tb# T,JlmhT to CnrdnnKvlrla, barcod h number of factoriee and machine ahopa and aoma * housea, skirmtabing tbe entire dav. ' W"* <m <h. or TH" s"!<7* ' ??twmxtaku. thnnnrnf* ?".mmtr,d ?rrlved near Gordon, where uy ,bow#d 'Olooel Jordan, with tha 82?raita? 51? toC*T*,ry' ?bltrced lb,mi '? splendid ArriT,: "*"? Whil- .K-4L00Tr.'* V"*** *T oawwoiDTBXB. while tbe cavalry battle waa progression the retmla ? PbiiltM wrhJ^tT bri*ade" '"faotry, under tieceral i brw'^lffn&ZS ?rd?*> up C.eneral Waloou'a ! ?nlf fib h ??rp* lo aupport tbo cavalry. A baUle lb* form of a 1 n*Ulo. WaJoott came down on tbo rebal militia lik#?n i JlTSE?' 4W "od ?-*r^k5rl?b?uStlmmti 1 1 i ^ fallanly stood the terriOc Cra of iatantrV ' ana artUlerv. anttl flfteen minute* slipped by, and hu7- | ^ ^"ta!,,l|W4l,!,<i*d "??ld?wn: Walcott ? JET-t waa in Vain'" Th?? -TTi *r'*d 10 l"'"y hu ,rooP*. but it ^ vL M"l ran madly to tbe roar. PhilliDa throwta? himu!f !"*J u,to* lbe ware rallied, and. SET *4 #!??? ,ncalled wtrdly upon tbem ti he morii #!L'""Jd bk*.*?d. hurriedly for mi on tbem, iflTf ,*w*rd hot cur oe idly t.beila aad bulleU ! # co-awn while It was bemr dressed. Walcott Me^hJ^'*rd "tlb'"><he double quick, tb^ "n^f'.br! ,;'!1 ***y they cul ?nr09*flel* thim? i ibrnwicg their arms awav. and leavinn ban?. ?Ph ?* hu ?"n?nand prisooers in our beiabtanad^ tha/*. ? trtumPb of our men only iilf V?^ .th?.'r }*rror> miOBllng. aa tbey did, with the whistliOR of J-nllold balls, tbe d?ei- toned tramp of 1 in '"he tnrm Tiff'r'n*1 thC rol,,l"f of ?UD carrlatea ? In tbo storm that follows war. the bnttio la?<ad four boura. and Walcott?the brave leader of tbe victorious ?m JraR.c*rr,?d 0,,t wounded at n gbl. and all ?m Ik^ morning the sob ros? npoj tbo bloodv fl-ld and tbe enemy were gune, Ksav.ng nearly fbnr hundred ?even woonded ,he Walcotc l ?t butthlrty ?kl^# J??' ,nd 25,h were spent m msrehing Ibroqgfc Oordon. ncroa? the Ocnae river to Mllledue ?ille aud H?ir craek. *kirrat?Mtig all tbe way. cipTv*w>?mmoio itRiiM;c ? rmd. On tbe MihOapt^ms Hays and Falea, of Klliofrlck"# I Tl u*'f 01 *ayno?boro. on tbp Anpn.ta a> d Hsy.n- i nab Railroad, with twobnudred men. lh."y arrived i ? aynesbnro at aievet. o'clock in the ovcdu.k'V-ued o< a ' hundred :eet "f the railway bridge rantorar a ? cavalry. ? "klrtnl"h,?? ?? ??- w?h w.tb | (ttl - ?RAWi TO TH* 7*AP ...rf. . / ,? ? 'orrp rD"v*d out of Wsvroabora :o. I warde l^ulsvlWe. sktrmiahing as tb*v fell b.vk to tbe I mala 'omnim.il, teariu. up consldrrHhie railway towards I 'imftkia. Wbecirr rr.de a n,gb. alt^ k . ^' wTJ^ re^LdM*hin,.r,U fr"T ,h? ma r command on? r*lch ?m. np r t#m ""1 Morr'y " | kti.pa thick rtars fitb ki*. On the ? h srd 2 th Klipatrick fell hsck fo Bl, I roar |,?^?|e..t,rm?hln? all ,t>. -nv, and o?j of I>?ce:nb<r. ac?.orr,|,anlad by laird - dlvw.oo ol thi Fnurteentb c?rpe. started for %avn>tb?rn met the ana my.strr.gif Intrenched b-hlod rill 'bres"'tw?ka t?l which be waa qutckly diatoogad. tworkt, from n. .k. om stbawtjb! a urnn. R.^kcr^k nas?fh?t.p- SDemJ'' lod ?o n<jcK creen, near tbe railway, and on the id tore un lb* railway from Unt k a to Thomas' sUtion P _ """s* co?\r*?r>. On the mornlnir of the 4tb, at (even o'clock, theenetav was found Mroruiy po,,,^ ?? ,h, ? '< ? ?May D'>rthaaajlot Way* b ,ru 1. a -.pleodlddienlTv, ^1? ti"n with heavy rnis barricade, with a s?nr?i> un on. Whe?le?cotildhI!<Krh"*?y en,b?Dt:meut on the other ^ filler Cf>f!id pnf h?? attacks! lo rear or Ann if. ralMfk formed Dip command, with the Tenth ' right centr?. m> noted the Ninth Michigan ricbt ^.^h 1 Obto left, Ninety-se, oi d Illinois m the centre. a > . *''??**?'<***? *rs m* <)!?. ?eiying bis divin n flnt tbe p|u, iry It'iia ir.on?r ??.? I fedout on tbe Urr.i.b line, "ll.g'aJ^T.^ Wheeler, e*. I.lming, ?Come on now you 1 acoondrel' Yo?r ..rgsr. lain. yo-. have thraebe * K r pyr ck every t,m* Hare s Kit liinneif Coma ,??? III pot !**?? eticngh of you t,, thrush a cr.ri or?r guird" 1 * heeler did not oorao o.it, hut awaited onr attsa* n.nk .kl. ?<???? smsie. with th* disrotltmn of ior.?s tbe Tenth ohm *n/? rk")1,!^B#f<"1? ?harged. >ba fonaer mo?iated and the latter ea faot, and for s while tbe rneuit w imm N,nth Mlel>'*an reinforced th^t? "r-, .wr:^l%w';?;-rr^',; w;;7erv;tdn?n',"<,n,o,r ? fro*, tha Meld. Captain HeehJ'? T?nltl w[^nsin 'i^l'J^ did line work. <;,eat pra,-e due Kllna rTC T. b*'",r^ Col' nets Atkins srd Murrar ?nd r?i ?> w* KM tbefbargo of tl,e Ter^'oh"^, ^d ^o^lef?^ Wayee horo rtanpr rously wounded. Kllpatriek's l.iss. tbu^ far. If otilv ihout four hun^lrfd kiiiMi . . ? missing, while the enemy s fVlITlw?^ hoi,. ,?.'; ' v "I" with n?W"U0,,*<1 b 'V* brro*b? "ff the Held snd^ra , ? T,"( "t?iict tTirs i. wt ipv>,cst. ' n the morning of the pth the column re.?med tha march, sUlrmt.Mrc; Ml the way to a awnmo fhu!T? ?, 5! from ISas-nnnnb. where the AnguMi and Maeoa dirt r. arts converge Hera the enemv had erecu^i a fori 0 * th. v h.^ a hittery of nrtlll-ry a0d wh'* 'T.J progro., ror tbe day. CsrMn Waa se?t ihe rteht .? ,',rd n*,, m*'r,"n* Ihe enemy h?d evacusi ?i tha Twentieth ':orps#wblch came In upon tho|r liar k javimr captured two oaiseooa. On th* 11th the tell wing ,. .. , mvK??iap *a\*!?w*h uel,rcf^rern!.Tg\^rrIar,-rt;:',rl,;,^f ?:r, how a at. awuros irro uaa, tne -%vrnieenthinr|ison tlierighlceoiieardthe Kirtemth In r.)soiv?, to oj?B e mmnnlcation with $b? fleet Itm ror,l#/ b*"?r? moving round bn tb? ri^ht. bad ??' oris on lb. cnal, which the rebe a cut 'ZTLT: 1 ?"?? ?"d taand.ted swamp orcu ptau by ttia <orra. Iho (iris ners set. put to weikand quUKif daaimao tha cansl, ao that by the t.ne the? TTol rndrt.irJ "I" ?"fp# lh' f*llrn wsasr corps, on (be evening of the 101b, dfvelopelt the enemy 'i io.-oti.in th.ee sad a t.alf mile* from lae city, wbore their Ural till* 01 defence whs ticunlerfd. oi run or a rvnir*. On the 10th, B ine ora era rom the Tweu'ietb corps, wliile on the rivi r discovered a steamer moving up. They kid In ambush outll it arrive! opposite Ibea. and thro o;?ned upon it, shooting the pilot and several hands, nnd csptured the steainsr, which they b.:nied. At tight thay brought iu tic prtsouers taken from the steamer. She proved to be the Water Witch capturod frutn our llset. DBSIBt'OTMK or THS SAVANNAH ANt> CHtRLMTOX RAtLBOAD. On moving doam Skx-urn struck tne Savannah aad Charleston Kall#av where it crouos to the ve?t it le ol tbe Savanoah river, aad tore it up si he moved upon Sa vannah, thereby siwimnl-shtng tbe main object bad in view Dy toiler in his attack at Uoney Hill, in Miutb t'urniii.a?tbe saversDce of communication between tbe two cities. a inn HRtcADrrtR Gixnui camtrhh. Ten mi le-; north of savannah Slocutn reached the plan tatii>D of ii man n med Harrison, who was formerly a brigadier geueral Ic the rebel service. Tbe General bad nn invitation to march along, but on showing bis dis charge from the Borv tee wus paroled nnd released. On the following d*y he returned sod ajked permission of tbe General to go into sav innali and urge the surreuder of tbe city, which request win very properly refused. I board * ciurntu i* Harrison's oarkmi tb"t will exhibit bt? character pretty eieariy as a blood thirstv scouudrel un worth* of confluence. Some years ago there lived in l'tu)ade!iihis an industrious printer num. d I'liimer, who removed south and followed bis busl ne*s m S.tvatinsh where. In due time.be marrtct.und soon after purchased a pUatatlon adjoining Harris >n. Wben the war broke out be refuMd to tight against Ins country. and was badly iwrsecuted by Harrison, who, with armed men, dragged him from the cotlin of bis dead child, and confined hitn In the Savannah jail as a common convict, for no other olTonce than being a Union man. Fr?tn the .ja-I be was conscripted Into the armr, from which bo deserted three times?the last time the night liefore our advance reached bis house, where Harrison hid him re arrested and sent back a prisoner, probably to be bhot. nuAwnro tub t.isnn auorxn savannah. The 11th and 12th were si>eot in puttiug trooM In po> sitlon, locating artillery, orecting breastworks, retiring roads, nnd all the ft crt'ra' preliminary to a thor ough Investment of the city. Ralrd's division,left in tbe roar of Slocum to kesp \J'hoeler bark, placed batteries on the river to check th? gunboats that the rebels patrolled the river with, and emploved Ibemseives iu tearing up the rsllway and burning the hridpn across tbe Savannah river On" tbe evening or tbe 12th they moved up and took position In reserve of Carlin. TH* UKK ON TUB 12TH was about ten miles long, extending from the Savannah, where Slneum'R |?ft rosted, three miles from the citv, to bevond the Rolf Railway, where Howard's riifht rested, eleven miles Trom tbe ciiy. Howard bad previously torn up many miles of this last link in the railways centroing In Savannah In front of some divisions of our lines were impenetrable marshes and swamps, where we could uot approach within rille range of the enemy. 1 RKt'ATTAWOWS TO OTr N COMMrNH ATION.1. As early ss the evening of tbe Oth, Sherman, looking to the npproach of the fleet, seleoiod Contain Dnnean, chief or Howard's scouts, to i?rtorm the dliiculi task of run ning the rebel blockade to tho fleet on tbe const. The particulars of whose voyage you have already received. AN BX! EDITION I T HKNItlUt OAV.KN. On the evening of the 12th Howard relieved Ha7.en'8 Rocond division or tbe Fifteenth corps by a part of the Seventeenth corps, soil thro* it acro-s the Little Og^e chce. towards the Croat Ogeecbee, with the view of cross, lug it t? (H?s ihaw Inland nnd reducing Kort McAllister, which held the river. The enemy had destroyed King's bridge, across the Cre.it Ogeecbee. and this bad to be re paired. Captain Reese, to-ioprapbical engineer cf Howard's stall, with the Missouri engineers, pre pared tbe timber and bridged the one thousand feet of river during tbe niprht, and on tbe morning cf the 13th Haz"n drafted and moved towards th" point where Kort McAllister obstructed tho river. Kilratrick, in the meantime, had movod down to St. Catharine's Sound, opened communication with the fleet, and asked permiss'on to storm Fort McAllister: but Shcrmw did not give his u msent, considering it questionable whether tbe cavalry, with Its poor facilities and small supply of artillery, could succeed. TftX FORT OAKRIFD BY HA7.RN. learning that Hazon war. to storm tbo fort on the aftsr noon of the 13th, I vlcitod the right of the line, and at one o'clock Jolnod (ienerals Sherman and Howard, at Dr. Cberoe's rice mill, on the Ogeecbee, opposite Kort McAllis ter. I found Sherman on the loot of tbo mill, surrouf dod br his staT and signal ofiieers Bekley ani role, wait ing to communicate with )ls?eo on tbe island. While patiently waiting for Hazen's signals, Sherman's keen eye detected smoke in the horizon seaward. Up to this time he bad received no Intelligence from tbe lleet. In a moment tbe countenance of tbe bronzed chief tain lightered up, and be exclaimed: '? l.ook! Howard; there is tbe gnnboat!" Time rnsscd on, and the vessel now became visible, yet no signal from tbe lleet or Hasmi. Hilt au hour pissed, and tbe gnns of Ibe rort opened simultaneously witb puflfc of .smoke that rose a lew hundred ytrds from tbo fort, showing that Hazeo'a skirmishers bad opened A moment after Hazen signalled ?< I have Invested tbe fort, and will assault immediately." At this moment Blotley announces ??A signal from tbe gnnboat." All ayes are tnrnad frcm tbe fort to the gunboat that is coming to our assist anc? with news from home. A rew messages pass, which Inform us that Tester and Dahlgren are within speaking distance. The gunboat now baits and asks "Can we run up? la Fort McAllister ours?" ?'No,** is tbe reply. "Hazen is juat ready to storm it Can yon assist?" ?? Yea," is the replv. ''What will you hBva us dof" Rut before .Sherman can reply it> I>abJgren the thunders of the fort are heard, and tbe low sound of small arms Is borne across the three mile* ot marsh aud river. Field (.dassBB are opened, and. Bluing Sat upon tbe roat, tne hero of Atlanta gazes away utr to tbe fort, "fbera they go grandly; not a waver," he remarks. Twentv seconds pass, and again he exclaims, u Sea that flag in tbe advance, Howard; how steadily it moves; not a man falters * ? Tuere they go still; see the roll of musketry. Grind, grand." Still be strained hi* eyes, and a moment aftar speaks ? itboot raising his eyes? ".That flag still goes forward; thera Is no flinching there." A pause for a minute. ? I ook !" he axoiaims, " it has ballad. Toey waver, no ! it's tho parai?t I There tt ey go again; now they scale It; some are over. I/x>k ! there's a flag on the works I Another, another. It's owrt' Tbe tort's ours |'? Tbe glass dropped by his side; sod In an instant the my of the great leader at the possession of the river and tbe opening of tbe raad to Ins new base burst lortb iu words:? '?As the old darkle remarked, dla ahlle don't sleep dls nicbt''" And turning to one or his aids. Captain Auiieried, he remarked, ?*H<?ve a boat for me at once. 1 muft go there;" pointing to the fort, from wbxb half a do/en battle (lags floated grandly in the suwet. And well might Wtlllam Tecumseh Sherman rejoice; for here, as tbe setting sua wool d >wn bi? n Kort Mr A Ulster reducod, and kissed a food good night to tne Starry Rsnater, Sherman wimeised tne ciilmio.ituu of all bis plao? and mnrches, that bad involved such des perate resistance arm risk?the opening up of a new and shorter route to bia baio. Bore at suaaot. on the memo rable 13th of December, tlio dark waters of tho great 1 i^eeebeo bore witneMx to the fiilOlnwnt of tho oovrnant Sherman made with his iron heroes at Atlanta twenty nine days before, to lead tbctn victorious to a new bass. But to TO* W.tm <? ?<>*r Tbe victorious putrioM who ga.-e the last blow to tbe obstructions in our path were il>? members ot nine rout ments dt-failcd specially from tb" three brigades as 10'. .o*k ?Sixth MIspouii, Iteuteuant Colonel Van Dnst.ii thirtieth obi", Captain . and tine liuidred .*adSix teenth Illinois. I.teutenxnt Colonel Matnlix, trora tbe I lrct brigade, commended hy t'nlunel Tboodore .(ones, fbrmmg tbe rlcht of the Una. forty seventh tihto, Colonel Carry: line Huudred aud Kieventh lllicn.a. tolonel Martin, and I Fifty fourth Ohio, Major , from the Second brl?*de. Commanded by f'ol met W. S. Jooe?, forming the left. I forty eighth liliroia. Major Adams Ninetieth llhaoat, , Colonel Stewart, ami Seventieth Ob*>, Lieutenant Colonel I'hllltm, from the Third brigade, cemmandod by Colonel Oliver, torming the centra. thk attnem* nuacan ovaa. The line, wben the lort had been fully Invested, was In a half circle. tbo riyer tormina the other hall', with Fort McAllister <? the point or elbow of land. To dp Proach tbe ground upon wbj' h Uw? fornmtloo of tbe line ttai completed tbe tr-opa naurcbcd through a nirriw road or avenue in tbe < eotre of a swamp, where the barbnmna enemy bad burl?d a number of torpedeoa, , with tba intention of dcmoralifttag an attacking party. \ Fortunately tbeir plana were (ruat rated by tbe rebeiB thumrelves. The picket* wera captured, and tbe prison? ers marched at tbe head of tba eoittmn. Vr ben naar tba torpedoes they ahied on, ware detocted and forced to dig the toiernai machines nut. Tbo rigli' o( tbe Una charged over an extensive rlea tiwr.nip to raacb tba outer lion of Imrencbments, h'tt tba centre waa mot a fro t.tnate IB having good, solid jr.Mind. t>ascat rims or tub torr. I am not yufllriently versed in engineerine to give a | yary intelllg ibie descrlptma of the fnrt without cute, hut tn walking through it 1 found It a yary formidable struc ture, Mitb three bait Uaatloue and two curtains, Howit zers ware so placed that tb*y swept tba ditches from, these bastiona witlt telling effect. Every linttof approach CToM l?>tb me land and water was coyerad by hnwlt/era and field ptecea. The tram-he* ware very deep, and tilled wilb abatis and chtitaus de fritt to make daiooce doable 1 certain. In addition to all wa>< aline of buried torpedoes, live teet apart, encircling tbe laud side, with the excep j tioa of the entrai.ee on the tight. t?vtr these the gall.mt ? forming party were (ompelled te charge; and from thern nearly all tbe Iocs reunited. Tlf* ASWAVkTT AT I 4IJIKKISCIt. TbH fort waa ooostrui ted in the early part of the war by a rebel otilcer named McAllister, who owns a plan tation near by. It had received addition mora recently In armament and garrlton. (in the rivor front the tort mounted two thirty-two pounders, th:t*e ten-lnoh guaa (one hundred and tw en?v eight-pounders), two eight Inch guns islxty-four-pnurn era), a mortar, *everal twooty I fnur.poonoera. how It ?rs, fcc., mak.ng in all twenty I three guns and one mortal. !The garrison ronaisted of Major Anderson, commanding, who r'aims to be a brother of Ueuorsl Itobort Anderson; Captain Clinch, ehiof of field art iiory; Captain White, Koglneer, seveialothrr o meet a and about two hundred | men, regulars and militia, uli of whom, togeiber with ! the artillery, tierce,--, raviH armi and twenty live thou ; aani dollars worth of cb ice imported wvnea placed there I for safe keeping, fell Into the bauds 01 tba men of '.laien's I command. ?' rnrsrts ot tni sroSMtir]. Captain < 'lined, mentioned auova, refused to surrender after orr lorces had the i,nna Inside of tbe fort, and attacked % captain 01 lofai.uy with tbe rw< rd, receiving three xabre ruts, two guutaol aud one twyonet wounds, and atill would not ntirrei:4er until lnaa of blood com pelled him to do so. ludttd, nearly all tbe rebels loait&l ii?.Hiii j mi >i r>f<>aed to aurreader, saying they wera ordered not to sui teoder. Yot our troopa. after they lad got the fort and occupied It, raa^nan.mously fired tteir ptvree In the air, Inatiad of Into tbe hlack hearts of the brave, yet brutal, traitors who refused to receive quar ters that tiioy m?y have an exenaa hereafter lor refneiai to give it in return. Kvery nan should have been shot do?n who re I tilled to aurreader under auok eireum alancea. Major Taylor and aome of hie command engaged a annul of reheis and drove tbem into lbp inagarlne. trum wbioh i bey d lac barged tbalr pie tola. Tba Major decided to care the birds br shotting ibe door upon the?, but la dotug to bud two lingers ibot off. BK*0\INli TUB TDRCKDOB. The following d*y Caputs Scuppeo, of fl?70n's rtsff, compelled the rebel prisoners, under direction of Captain White, tbe rebel euglueer wbo located them, to remove all tbe torpedoes about tbe fort. I counted oyer tlftj I;lag upon Uie surface of tbe ground. or a lobs was but twenty three kilted and eigbtjr-two wounded, owing to tbe celerity with wbicb the tort was stormed, i rtiiu of tlia unemy waa fourteen ktllod and twenty-one wounded, besides one hundrod and ninety-eight euliated men and thirteen officers eaptured. AmotiR the wounded were Colonel W. 8. Jones, sllgl If; CapUlu J. hu H. Gmos. Tbirtteth Ohio, Acting Assistant Inspector General of the brlgsde?a brave officer, who, on tbe 2d of May, led a charge at Vicksburg??' killed; Lieut. Smith, One Hundrtd and Eleventh Illinois, killed; Captain C. Noff, Fifty-fourth Illinois, severely; Captain J. Foster, One Hundred and Eleventh Illinois, mortally; TJeutenant Klrkham, One Huudrsd and Fleveuth Illinois, slightly; M%)or Taylor. Forty seventh Ohio, severely; Captain jfcatib, Forty etiibth Illinois, and I.teuienaut Simmon*. one Hundred und Sixtseutb Illinois, killed. TUB DBAS. While we csnnot but mourn tbe logs of tbe brare twenty three who wont down with the sotting sun of that beautiful evening, we must all admit that, consider ing the importance of the victory, Kori McAllister cost us but little. It was cheaply purchased with blood con secrated to a noblo purpose. Let me here suggest thaf their comrades of tbe Hocond division, wbo survived tho deadly struggle, should in some way render tne names of tbe dead Immortal by a monument, no matter how modest and un assuming. so thxt It weathers the ravages of time. Never will that charge be forgotten; neither =boti<d tbe names of those who fell beforo the nuns of McAllister To night tbe praises of Hazen's nine regiments of heroes are sung In every camp and picket lire from tbe Savannah to the Sound. Were justice done Ila/en and the men wbo scaled the ramparts they would be ad vanced one step in the line of promotion. Well may Sherman, Howard and Hazen be proud of the old Second division; that, under l.ogun, won undying laurels in the past, and, under llszon, has capped the climax of its glory. On the 11th several of tbe vessels from tbn fleet came up to the fort and laidnd officers from tbe navy and Fos ter's command, who were warmly greeted by the follow ers of Sherman Sherman remained iu consnltatlon with Daiilgren and Foster until the morning of tbe 17tb. when, accompanied by Admiral Dahlgren. he came up in tbe lUgship Massachusetts, and proceeded to the left or tbe line. OUR JTKW IIA5S OFSUIM'UBS will be on tho treat Ogeechee river, opposite Fort Mc Allister, ar.d distant Irom tbe army trom four to ten mi'os, to either wing. From Cherve's Mills to tbe le;'t wing is ten miles. via a verv (Inn swamp road, tnrnpiked nnd graveled all tho way. Tbe groat Ogeechee empti'S into tbe Ossabaw Sound, which is accessible lor vessels of war and transnorts of all kinds It is an excellent har bor for the lauding of supplies, and is sale in bad weather. On the 17tb several vessels of tbe blockading fleet, accom panied by transports ladenrd witb supplies, came up the Sound to tbe new base. Oue transport waa ladened with teeen ton? ?>/' mail mattrr for Sherman's army. MR WRKCK OK TUB NASIIVII.LK. The wreck of the rebel steamer Nashville, stink by Captain Worden, still lies in tbe Ogeechee, oft Fort McAllister. THK WITS OK TUB CAMPAIGN1 mty be sommod up in tbe following estimate, which is very nearly correct:?The array passed over f rty two of the'llnest grain growing counties In tbe State, captured and occupied over two hundred county seats and vil lages, brought out nb'jut fifteen thousand negroes, ten or fifteen tbuusinii bead of horses and mules, some of them lla.^ btoodedstock; burned two bunded and forty miles'of railroad, all tbo bridges, every cotton gin, all public buildings of service to tbe enemy: burned or bonded *40,000,000 worth of e:>tton; captured over a mil lion of rebel currency burled in tbe earth, and considera ble gold and silver In smill sums, about thirty pioces of artiilary. several railroad trains and stores, ? large umouct ol ammunition, sufficient cattlo to furnish tbe army with fresh men. about four thousand prisoners, some of whom were paroled Om ONLY LOOSES ? rflT# l.hundred P"*?ners from stragglinr and S?J?V hundreJ killed aud wounded/ including ihoso in the tori McAllister alTiir. n-K.. l.. ""?? *"?"* rr IS DC*. fI * h"? obermaa deserves tbe full credit for Ihe concep .n".n-?l?Le?!!C,,UoQ ?l \be """P?1*0- &'? subordinate com wanders, Slocum and Howard, oomuiandlug winuk- Blair Davis and Williams, comrnindtug corps? wTowr' Sm!t?fn m '^'"V Mor??B. Wood, Hazen and alvWu,DB-have Ml rendered hearty co operation In the arduous work. The momb. rs of iliose of Ooerti stall* have labored assiduously towards ibe success of tb. eire.1liioo. to Captain IV*. or JitaSSX ?rmjr te Indebted for valuable maps ot roads and routes 01 tnairb. Capttta Haytoa, of the General's .nrl ^0rm*'1 tb? <}ut??? <* assistant adjutant general and ald-de-camp well and raitbfiiily, especially as adiu l>ot?an ottketbat requires greet experience and sound udginentbeMcdtbe desk Lieutenant Colonel Fwinc, Mni-oy, Major Hitchcock, Captain Nichols, Captahl Audenried, AUI-de Camp, and Captain Baylor, Chief of Ordnance, have all rendered efficient 2* -lin.<L?f 'h<rir. dutlo?- Lieutenant Colonel McUurr.of (.eoerai liavis staff, la one of the bsrdost worKora in tbe cirpa, an accomplished mdiJmmu aud able adjutant cenerai. uu ?* fD Or?lTWi Of TO* NAVV. Through tbe potiteoeee of Rear Admiral Dahlrreo of the fc?nnib Atlantic blockading squadron.1 learn that a Ujw, weeks ago General Foster ind Admiral raade a demonstration np the 0oeawhacftie and rooota- ! I igo rivers towards Cooaawhatohle station oatlwHAru nab and Charleston Ha, I war, wilb i v^' * <?5|2V' ?^T^vIiV<?n?f 2.her?,n- Y?? "are no doubt Mr6Mjr received rati pnrtiojjtani from other sources I ??y "Uy, **werer, that the demonatreUo? ClTlS da sired effect, fcnd [irevented tbe enemy from with drawtegtroops from that point to be sent against Shar ifL*, Admiral and the veteran Foster are de POP"1*1" 'he Department of the MMilb, and Iw their bands tbe interests of the nation will not sutler. ?, siwaxAK'H srrr movkmsxt, of course, Ij mere supiraettioa; but u Is probable that a row days Will be spent in provisioning and equipping his KSW?r.? W"i *'vop*r,te wWfc German and IHihlgreni tn the through investment of the city. The ?r^ *** rwno??l tbe torpedoes (torn the Ogeechee river, to permit the asoent J' the ironclads to reduce tbe numerous little ? * r ?'? Ib? L'ttl* ?***ohes Ob tbe lTtb one of the fleet engaged Forts Bolieau and Kosoview. and exchanged a few shots. Troops hare been thrown across tbe Savaaaah river by Slocum and tbe cltv is sow cut off from eommotilcation with the outer world, rbe be&l information gives ihe eoeray twenty-Ave mnKifnU inio^n1"'^0^' pr'D1oiP,l|Jr militia. This force I must full into our hands unless tbe enemy evacuate Richmond or <-burieston and oome M> their rescue. ,r. ... '"W *** roa ins rtmm. I ne8<| harbor no anxiety as to tbe anal suo- i n^if ,?1 .kIT?.0 compelling tbe surrender of Savan nah,no* that It is thoroughly tnve-ted und siege runs In " *? ?P?n ^heir iron showers upon it. h* " "urc,v learned by this time, does nothin7 hurriedly. He tliknkM often before be acts; but r r^r9 rrt lb* r*h*1" mu!,t Klew the way for ?hS'ZrfT. -,i? '",r* 10 ,0'l#w* Mr own "Din"on is that the city will not surrender ut.til it is forced to, but tint will be before many vreek.-< roll by, Thev have oot supplies to stsnd more than a month's investment and must then attack Sherman or surrender, ilardce' is In chief command of tbe city and defences. THE IR.mr BEFORE SAVANNAH* "Dr uB?*eh?e River Cor respond ?(*??? .. , Ki.Afiaiiii- N'kmaha, i KlKU S ItKrnc.R, OliKkrM' K Hivlb, t?a., v I'ec 17, 18A4. ) RKl l>XMOITK!tIMt SOR KII..VS OF RHCRMAIV. The Ubiie<l sutes revenue cutter Nemaha, Lieuteoohl Commanding Samuel ? Warner, General Foster's (lag. boat, left Hilton Heart oo the morning of tbe 12th to go down tbe c *st with Ceoeral Foster and sf?Tto endeavor to opau communicalions with t.eneral Sherman, going tiiro'igh to Fort l'alat>kl and thence through the marsh tu Warsaw Sound, l< oking towards tie main canal to discover some traces of Sherman's advance. None were observed, so tbe (.euo'ral proceeded outsMe and entered Draabaw Sound, where the gunboat Hag, oa blockading duty, was communicated with. Lieuteuast i.eor^e A. Visiter, of the Signal corps, United States Array, was here teft on board the Flag to proceed with his party tip tbeugeechee, and endeavor to coinmu nicate with t'berman, if be should approucb ihe coast at that puiat. Tnr msst sk.mal rsoit sbsrmav. Tbe Nemaha relumed to Warsaw and rtoved up the Wilmington river and anchored just cut of range of a rebel brfUtfry. Tlurlng the night rockets r/cre thrown up by Captain Jesse Merrill, Chief or tbe Higna! corps, to an noun.* his presonce to Ncneral Sherman j signal offlcers, , but eltcllod no rteporpei, j Lieutenant F'isber was moro successful. The F:?g (Ired Six guns in rapid succession from a heavy gun sk a Rig. Ml, and then Lleuten int Fisher threw j|i several rockets and closely e&amineo tbe borl^on over the mniolond for the response. At about three o'clock on tbe raorning of tbe 13tb, after a rocket had been dUobarged from the Flag, a little stream of light was observed to shoot up In tbe it I reckon of the ? geechee, aid quickly die away. Another rrcket was Immediately seat up from tbe flag ship, and a second stream of light was seen In the saaae position an the flrst. It then became a question whether or not th?y were rebel signals to delate our olllcors. At about seven o'clock the navy tug Dandeliou, Acting Mas tcr WilUms, took Lieutenant Flfber and bis party and Captain Williamson,of tbs flagship, snd proceeded up the ?Hieecbee to a point within sight of Fort MsAlllster and the batteries on the Little t^eechee. Here Lieutenant -* ishor took a snuall boat and pn reeded up as far a<< uoe stm y itbout drawing the enemy's Sre. T?en/re cor.anlssaooe was made of the fort Ssd il? MrrooMIL w yds, froas which proceeded tbe reports of muskeirr and the attention of the garrison seemed to be directed inland entirely, a tlsg, which seemed to be our own was seen flying from a boose four wiiies nfl, and on mors careiulexamination the stars vera plainly vmij* ..j all doubt of the character of tho CsViutc,^ moved. It was the flag that bail floated over Can IToward'a headquarters at Atlanta, and now flamed out en tb.1 coast, within eight miiea or tbe city of Savannlb f tenant Fisher at once returned to tbe tur andmA.il^ to an opening ont of range of fort M.vtll *',ar WbeTTrom the top of the pilot hoaae of the "?- ? -t waen.rrsm flag cuMI be dLlnotiy ^ one raised by I.Mutensnt Fisbsr, aad atonne.TJMi 8f ,"r? o,r^ I.leuiensnt Flsber slgssllsd ? AT'?*' "Who sre yon y?> 0<Dw 01 Csasral Howard,'' H.f oao* Mat to General rthertnae ten. dertng all aid from Geuoral Foster and Admiral Iubigree Korl ^rIf1. ^"'rak".lh8n ",?nt"e(1 be ?U inventing ?ort Mc Aliikter, and wauled to kuow if Um boat could ?iv!L hV ***'7 ?un?- Before any reply coald bo 5 .*Sherman had signaled to General IUum Of til* * i(i'Xntb corpa, to take the fort immediately. HASSIf'S ASSAULT OP rOBT M ALIJDT**. Idi Ove mtuutes the rally bad been sounded by the Duplet. Joe volley of musketry was beard, and the next SaSS ?i?? \ a br'K?d? of Hazeu'a division wera BfAli., !1! simultaneously on Uie parapets of Kort alf-- Vi2 ' a54,oar meo ?warmed luto the work and abot down the rebcla at their funs. The fort Vaa oura in IZVLTT. order" Uto it f waH given. Gen. Sherman then sent word tbut h? ?miM , be down that mgbt. and to loot out Co? htoboE Th2 lUf immediately steamed down to <><sabaw Sound to Una General loster or Admiral Mablgrea- but they Do't beinr l-^<>npr"r <he" W?re Mot 10 ttl6ra " Warsaw. annoua? Ing (eneral Sherman s lotended visit, and the tu? r*. Whlle "Pl'f^chlng the fort ?rUh ? WM M9Q cotuln? down. It waa ballad h^HVbat boat to that?" and the welcome response canu "Sherman." ,, ttre uxmxa of rai warriors. nJiHUHn.^.me alotl?8lde. an<1 0,lt of the little dnwDi paddled by two men, stepped General Sherman ?nd Geo! ?D(1 Bl0',d <'0 the deolc of the Dandelion. TiM great loader was received with choer after cheer ?? ' M nlery ""'Station <* delight and satisfaction cation a""el?nehmt,"1h?.8Pi^ltB "i 0IPr8**ed hisgralifl uatii .hnl. '?ach'?* bl? l>aae. He remained oo board boat he^rnilThi0 H the morning. While on tbo Had I ark T' " his despalchee to Goneral Grant, General ton wmV da,0rhaio.?',er "l? Admir?l n^igren.' oT,ba rMeivad h. 7i- .1? 00 boar<1 ?f ?he Nemaha and wm f-R Tb? Nemaha then proceed" by his stan; came cm "art 'StjSP w uSSTSTSS veraation witb the General some tune in cm StoZTKEELS v'KRnAL ,nMAO"TO ?????. armi?l M?rklaad, superintendent of mails for tha min ?n?rf1?i0D ^*rd wllb despatches for General Sher Tak^n^h? r iver<'?u verbal message from the President l&king the lienors! by the hand, the Colonel said ? ti"HUL mihrwaw-Before leaving Washington I waa directed by the i'reaident to take you by b? EErMr bim* "Qod b,eM rou mn 'l.?0 r -TOur oommand;" and he rurtber erHMrtfha cuUujk 10086 from Atlanta my pray, i ot tb# n,tl?" been for your success " aft?r?m ."*n seemed to be deeply affile ted, and S&SrZ'mZSSffJ&ir'-^ "? '? jtttturszsstt&'Ag-s bJen thanT n',ure' ?b,ch must" have ^en b^Wbav. hta?""'elated. He epokre coni dently * his ability to take Savaunub, aaylnic that Harden ... in ^kT1?' l8ub^e^U9nlI3r herrlnrnodto Kort McAllistar oat ploced at his dl<i)ioMl by Admiral I)ahl?re?i rat fo?warH IU,t?.r ro",rn#(l to ""ton Head to arrant ie' ird supp^lies of bard bread and oolTee as beef I maii'a" mmand,rlC' &C" abun<1?a? ?^?ral Sher! _ _ _ optjtnroopTHRooumaBivn. forSt2TJi:r^,<;^0ral ?r?*ter accompanied by Ma i FUh.^f.^An'^?.r Gro,? 01 b,B stall, and l.leuienaat Signal oorpe, pro, eeded in tbe Nemaha to lb* geechoe, to open the river to Shermau's base of atippliefi Me paasod the obstructions below Fort McAIHste?' and Ptu.CPd ?nlSOr d1llanJ:# ?" the rl ve rwh p if a urines* tue dense fog, which nrises nlgbtiv over the ru\m U lmp0Mlbl* 10 *?niure further, the chun nei being unknown acd eiceedlngly tortuous As sooa aa the log was dissipated oo the following morning ^ L0;ieL^r(i8re<1 ,bB steam, r to go oo. T?? ,iwr r? tendon e?ihnml**|fle,d8i'>r rlCe' lbouWulda Of mum In c*. Wm Z ii ' *1"1 L#ri /nd lhare P?M?d largo steam rice mills surrounded by negro bnHi. On tha ,h8ir were ^b^d SoiS b0lb Sexe* *,Jti <*r all ages and sizesf who i^t wh^rhUr.hBK,a*e Wl,b wouder' not unwingled with jQJT. which they manl'ested by tossing up their hats i i b,"danfm haodkeri-hlefa, mnmr low courteaiea* and d?cl?g plantation jig, ?o ,be gre*t ailment of St a- , r V * ARMY Tftl RICK Mil.LB. ? ^Kh rate and WOre, ?h"'"-''8'! K> running at ^^^.?srKStrsf,?.rs ittrlt0"" *>" ??"?wX ".UK5S There were loud crlee or ' Where's your hard-tarlrt" ?_ th - part of soldiers lining the baalu Thev were ttr we 8toamed on- All of them looked fat tin itu ^ . i!"1, twenty-five miles of exceedingly tor varen<i ?? '? which it seemed we searoely ad vanced an inch towards onr deetinatton we OnaDr I^ilrn^t ?rhi'^ bridge of tt>e Savannah and GoU 2?I,I -o?H fTV tUo and found it partially dettroyed by Ore by our men some days before Tha li11"1 P"?s'l?o way wm blocked witk ( !!;:!?: ^'7'? Fostor ordered the steamer Island Oity apt un Kfltcbuni, which tkid oo board OoImaI yirMxti-' 51? ZbUDdred ** ^ ^'i^rfo^^: them OMf .rf b,wi?r ?n the piles and debris and draw lb em out. After an hour and a-batf of hard work suner. intended br Captain Ketcham. wbe displayed an extra own ^IDer,v "n'1 tMt- tokme hold with his ibo?M ib! Ml rrki** !ik? " tro?P*'. the debris wm m moTwl and the draw toade pans ibie. Tkn "*W B*s? Kimi'flHtlWlB. ih. K 17 weei through at once, followed by he witb0,,t trouble we'reached tba the Ktngnbridge. on tbe State road. This bridge had hnt^h v ^ rebels oo the approach of our loroM HowaJd *"*??? Kngiaaere/ Howard s wing, in a day and a half. The bridea is ihnn? .n0'/'8'1 hl '?n?t,l< *?d strongly ooastrncted wonde.^rrJ?:0e ?f Sh*r"wi M efflolMt oM, as this wonderful perfornianoe s^owa At icinMKi'iYfi engine^ were conatructtaTdocks, anTaupX ij! already being landed 'hero. The line of commonlcatleei ?" *n<t Mfa one, and until Savannah to takM ?S be exclusively need to supply Sherman's ai My. . . OaNSRAI. rOHTBX, ^!U'fkCMdln,:l^ '?0M fre? tbe breaking out of a. P^sonslly attended to the Opening of tbto thetbanksaf , J np?ljr. General Sherman and Qipifii Hnwrj hnve both etpreeso^ their bl^h anpreelatlon of hit vaSu nTu. aA Urge qnanttty or tbe sua w-man ineeded are sow in the river paaelng up to to*torLwuK! to be tr.lTjrX OMS. T ' ?"'T t? ??ko his savpaiga a sao I ran Rmi8 nuiTd Tomt><>o it fort m-mJv rM#muif40^ |,?rl Mt-Alligtor,and tuhsoouentfr ' S?iL^r ?r were killed or wounded by the ex* Mxiat^and evoo-06^' W?'?hrlh9 r*ha,s ba<i Plsntad thickly h^aya?o.dVd?wl.h Ww2rl w,Ihey rt?e ?he,l?. wb,eb exploded on tbe ground all abont too work%nd Tt 2STfonnd^ H oitremely dans:<*roa^ to wallc outside the beaten foot paths made by the rebels. General Sherman ordered tha b* comP?"''d to dig tb?na out which tbey^dld In greM numbers, without camiaUies to m-1<^til^!-PtV^or , ort McAllistor and tbe torsst ment or Aavannak-there have heen no aerioas lights. r. . a,'tWn ftr"*T- STSAMSM ? APTOTISD. a^:cv^?r.^C^tor'd- "n the savannah river was btirned a rt ih- At. " r" 1 "??more, one of which and J ,oni ^'i? ! rr In rerryin.' trootm mllew aho??f?h? . I?0'1' ,n '?'??? about three 2SSSSiiKS;r.?,:.,i'" n.'.MCL CtMMAlS IN TDK S*VAjr>*B. ? Hi Kriday last i fi.it>!** or rebel gailMbata ascended tha river irom the city, md attempted to annoy nur force# pj i vigorous shelling. They did not occasion any dati>age and onlr elicited s number or shots from our twenty pounder Par rott* on the city, which km easily retched by cmr projectiles. Finding that tbo city wan wintering frcm osr Are, the rebel gunboats ao'inted frofln their annoyance and withdrew to the defences of their batteries. siocnf's posttioh sxc-uns. Since tben General siocum's 'oroen h.ive made thetr position seoure, and will pr< ceed to put some heavy guns In battery that wl'l destroy tbe rfi*4 imnbnata and make the city an undesirable place of residence, if General Sherman :? a'mpsllsd to lay (legs to and carry it by assault. baspWs opssatio**. To thwart any operations on our part to atitl further extend sar left beyond tbe Savannah river, and seize lb* Union <aiipnway. he only a?enu* lef> rpen to the rebe t tn etrape if tbey ah <11 conclude to adopt that as a last re sort, Hnrdee has aeot over a nretty strong force f bold the vo?.u.in and prevent It rroa.fairing into oar hand*. Whether oneral Sherman proi>oeps to take that line oC retreat or not, I am not In a uMuhn to say. It la not Improbable tliM other points may be found ta out that line; and meauwhUe, Hardee, by ex tending his Uvea, bas weakened bis front around the city proper. His force is variously estimated St from fifteen M> twenty tboaeaod i>m, of whom oaly five Ulcusnnd are old soldiers, the balance being Georgia, militia, consisting or old mec and boys. General Sher man can run over his works and carry tboi.i by storm at any time, I' be did not feel oonildent of having tbe town without the jreat elusion or Mood that an assault would necanaarily produce. He desires to save his men la every wsy. and ho will do II by not tslng In s hurry. The que*' inn of tuppli** ii me tnal liar it c annoi rrml ol Our forcea were not looked for under two weekj from this, and tne supplies necaeaary to maintain a Rlege wera not collected and stored away la thr> citv; nor wera inhabitants?non-combaiants?sdbt tc other locations. On tbs contrary, thoutaniU rettned tn the rtfy at a plant of refuse from all portions of tbs e.wintry, In front of Khermaa, aud drove many of their negroes befora them. At least tight or ten thoutand hemga were ridded to tbe non-combatants, which Har dee has to feed, and Harden had not the time tn make the necessary arrangements tor tbls army of hun gry mouths; so they must itarve It he holds out. An in telligent and frank rebel officer ?ak?n prisoner at Fort MoAiilster, who was familiar wiUi tbo condition of tha commissariat la .Savannah, acknowledged, a day or two since, that then tcert not tn'rre ?*<in ten tiay*' tuj plim ?a Smtinnah, ami ?ith hit comm tnira'iom rioted, at thef are now, he rem not hul l out <$im'n*oht. This is corrobo rated by the neat in ormatlon ? ur generals hnre. It is genoially believed that Hardee will attempt ta slide out with bis forces before the last door Is oioeed against bim, and lesre to t ie municipal authorities tb? duty of surrendering tbe city to Geoeral Sherman. Whoever performs the ceremony, I am confident that we thmll toW ft* city on Ntv Venr't thiy, and perhaps before, and every ens hi Shormsn s army la convinced of tbe fact as well. 8ome operations will be undortnkea in a day or two that wi;l decide tbe question in a great measure as to the time. Oar Ritral csr??penda?fa. Wassaw Soran, fla., Dee. 14, 1"?4. m ta* tn sssArLtiso rosy I'wutta At Ave o'clock yesterday afternoon three brigades of Sherman's army, with Sb?rman and Howard, attacked I opt McAllister aad captured It In about fifteen minutes, with all Its araiMasnt aad abont tbree hundred prisoners, under Me|or Aideraon. Sherman's loss Is about ninety, mora than one-half of which will be Ot for duty within a week. Moat of the deaths wera canned by the torp*toea whioh were planted aronnd the ft?rt. Tbe lata garrisoa are basy to-day digging up thee* Instruments of death. flaring eaptured this fort, and having been met by General Foster, who was near, waiting for him, U? victorious Sherman, accompanied by Foster.