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VOL. Wheeling register. iCFSDAY MOBNING, DEC. so, 18M. ' Xtle|nipfcto?Mi*?rf, ' Goldclosedlast night at*2 14* a decline | u cents since Saturday night Tk Richmond Enquirer of the 16th ~"-iv urges the arming of the slaves. Th. Whig has a report of fighting in the zhborhood of Bristol on the East Ten road The Sentinel admits the cap ^Tof T<>rt McAlister by Sherman and Jh3t he wiUuow be able toget supplies by lU ofOssibaw sound. Gen Ferreuo's corps, at Bermuda Hun , -j vrtTc attacked on the evening of tte loth by the rebels. The firing was kept up for about an hour, but waa mort is confined to the pickets. ' x^o rebel rams, the Virginia and the Bichmond, were lying under the guns of Fort Darling on Friday evening. The Cincinnati Qaxettt publisher a de ruled account of Thomas' great victory, the substance of which may be found in our telegraphic columns. The results of ?U tattle, were 5,000 prisoners. 30 guus 7,000 small arms*. The Secretary of War ba$ issued an or Jcl requiring all Provost Marshals and Boards of Enrollment, to arrest and send ^ the front, without delay, all deserters aad other shirkers of duty Hospital , Surgeons are required to send forward at ence all the men in their charge who may be ?t fcr sen-i ce in the field. Re cruiting officers are exhorted to diligence, and all who are found useless are to be I .mediately recalled, and sent to their respective commands. Richmond papeTi of Saturday concede t:a speedy fall of Savannah Telegraph 3 communication with that city has been cut off. All interesting debate on the defense J the Northern frontier, took place in the Senate yesterday Thirty companies of Canadian volnn ^ , h ire been despatched to the fron ft* ial Dana commanding the De t ;; i.. r.t of West Tennessee, has ordered tiat all exemptions from military duty, ,i ; i in between the ages of IS and 45, except certain specified cases, will be iifin that Department after Janury 1st Die litest acconuts from Nash Wile re port that Thomas is "till pursuing Hood The tear guard of the rebel anny was at tacked on Saturday by Hatch's cavalry, ,.kd a number of prisoner* captured It i timated that Hood has lost 15,000 biuce adducing from Columbus, fhvee Conil lerate Brigadier Generals, set previously reported were captured in Friday's battle, ~it. Gens Johnson, *imitb and Ruckev ^ Thl Graftou Jouvnol i^ iu of the ? i tint of Mr Campbell to the Senator -r.i-. Th ?t settles the matter Archv di ciituinly win Dinua'ye hear it, . u i vN T f the slogan of the Iligh i, i ? from awas np about Grafton ? ,u! h. C v .JPBEi.L is coming Oh Ho' 0. 1 r r\? ? ??? ??>, t i \ ER IN OR.vt TON The oii ex a?eu ha? at length found its way to Or : . iud it , immediate vicinity The ay, One company has been al . . ,i Mitized there, a ud seveial oth ti : .'i piv?ee?tof formation, for the l .i > i prosecuting the oil business Tie .? mi iiiT already formed is com pc d . i Mesa ? Wm A Turner, (?. F W Z: .t d A Armstrong, all of Taylor .:uLr. Tiicy have leased quite an ittOuM oil territory, and are making pupai ; l. io sink wells at an early J*T Ti. a.:d FO???RY. -Mi Athel tsa a Icrrerman. W Va was shot &cngh the foot , one day last week, by ? soldi-: i of the 17th W Va , who was en .nag to rob him oi his horse I^e World remarks that the Preai floit in hi; message; seems to be pos K:?id vritii the notion that the war naa w<itd to the population and wealth of the wicn He says we are* 'not in process of -?r- vii. but "are gaining in strength, a-> > Tu r. v , if need be, maintain the con t?* indefinitely." The Comptroller of luasury, ili McCulloch, seems to ?tick ditteiently and we believe he is ??sit He rays "heij nionev is plenty, and fortunes l*e being rapidly acquired, the country iu a feverish and unhealthy ? Ti.ir; is especially true at the pres et time The enormous expenditures :nhe eminent and the great advance siucc the commencement of the ^ 1 ' c &aJc many persons suddenly -A upou fortunes suddenly ac k. " - Lave followed reckless expendi 7 ? ^xt'ijVHgance, uaote Speculation ^ place of sober and perse n^; try.and thousand* ar( deluded 'icfi j/i thui the wealth of the nation J I, thf increase of its in 1 f(Ht G? i? Dana iu Bfiftiu* <? Entuiplioni. - ? D 19 ^Oen Dana has issued ? ruci by -rriiich all exemptions from :^a7- heretofore granted in the 1 Tennessee, will be void r 'J T January next, andallper cen rhe age? of 18 and 45 years, exemption from any cause, must ?v?tr ?'* ^cl Vi00f procure a certi to; : r': date Persons wishing Witt the Board, will first military headquarters and ? ^'hars to the credit of the mili ^iiU * . n certificates of exemption %tnKW,te? *or six months only; fail ted n; the3e- tbe party will be im ]Ci- :l5-.iclied to a company *ic* J^ofthe Gospel, in the perloiin functions as such; civil of ^abiset- 'fUS3iuned by the President or i^Tirr 'P^rators and cipher clerks of I ^ ci I riU^ servants of of V cth, nfc &llu/ aud uavy, are exempt %ees. au lU( lli(Ung government em ^>15 ar^UL an(* re^ deserters, be f,r T mubT enroll or leave the M0m 110 to $100 for UT 01 ^ nulitia fund. ftEN. THOMAS. I The Battle of the 16th. Complete and Vivid Details. PMltiMaf ikeFw?ei before the Bat tle? Terrible and Determined Fight iag-Herrible appearance of the PWi after the Conflict? ft, 000 Pri? MMil 30 |ui and 7,000 small arm* Capttted. [Press Dispatch] Cincinnati, Dec 18 ?The Gazette pub lishes a vivid description of the battle of the 16th. The day opened cloudy, with indica tions of rain. There was a dense fog at an early hour, but this soon cleared away, and at 8 o'clock we were able to deter? mine the enemy's position. During the night of the 15th, Hood withdrew both of hia wings from the river, contracted his lines every where, and was holding a strong position along Granny White Hills, his centre protected by two lines of entrenchments. Our own troops were disposed in the following order: Wilson's corps on the extreme right. Schofleld's23d corps, con sisting of Couch's and Cox's divisions, were at first held in reserve, but before the main battle opened, had taken a pos ition on the left of the cavalry, thus forming the right. Our infantry line, A. J. Smith's lCtn corps, consisting of the divisions of M' Arthur, Garrard and Moore, came next on the left of Schofield On the left of Smith the magnificent 4th corps of T. J Wood, consisting of the divisions of Kemball, Elliott and Sam Beatty, was formed ui close.^ order of battle and partially massed Steadman, with Craft's division and two brigades of colored troops, held the extreme left ? Our plan of battle was a continuation of that on the 15th, in pressing the advan tage gained on the enemy's left At about half pa5t four our batteries opened from a hundred pieces simultane ously along the entire fines The rebel artillery replied feebly Schoiield, mar ching down Granny White Pike, careful ly concealing his strength, placed hia corps directly upon the enemy's left flank. Steadman at the same time worked his way forward, and the enemy in <he meantime strengthened his advanced line. This determined Wood to carry his line without delay in splendid order ? Kimball's first division moved forward to charge, firing volley after volley Still they pressed on until within hall a mile of the spot, when the enemy's lire became so deadly that our men, in order to return it more effectually, came to a halt ? Longer, perhaps, than any tioops ever re mainedin such positions, they stood and filed fast and furiously at the enemy but they could not remain there and live ? i A few gav^ray and fled in disorder;? The whole line staggered, and had the rebels done nothing more than to keep up their deadly fire, should have been driven back ; but they made a movement to shut their artillery, which our men received as an indication that they were about to abandon their works and retire Raising a loud shout, the division, with fixed bay ! onets, rushed impetuously forward, and ' swarming over the works captured such i rebels as had not fled They nad tune to i get awav two guns, but the rest fell into j our hands ; As soon as this preliminary tmccess ! was achieved, Gen Thomas, who was seen j during the day in the very trout line of | battle, ordered a charge along the entire J line. Schofield moved upon the Ie4't ' flank of the enemy, and before lii.?> vete rans the rebels gave way like frost wirk The assailed flank crumbled lo jueffs as ' Schofield advanced, and was rolled back j upon that portion of ilit hue which just ; now was attacked by A .T Smith's troops, i with a weight and energy nothing could ! withstand, McMillen's brigade, foremost in the battle as on the previous day, rushed right up in the very teeth of three rebel batteries and carri^l at the point of the bayonet the iuliem point of the enemy's works in a few moments Their works were everywhere carried, their forces utteii^ routed, th&r sofdiers captured by thousands, and every piece of his artillery fell iu our hands tuch a9 escaped death or captnie fled toward Franklrn pike and took refuse behind S D. Lee's corps, which held tne ?aps in I the hills Wood and Steadmau on the leu had now united and prepared to assault the rebel right, which was still unbroken - Col Post's brigade moved forward; Straight's brigade of Sam Beatty's divis ion formed on nis right in support imme diately on Post's left; Thompson's col ored brigade was drawn up; Morgan's colored brigade was next on the left ? The enemy resumed their fire until Post's brigade commenced to climb the hill, when a perfect hurricane of shot, shell and canister tore through his ranks. Ia the face of this fire our men steadily ad vanced. The colored troops vied with the white in the persistent energy with which they forced their way up the hill: Thompson s men, in endeavoring to pass around to the left, met a terrible dank fire, which confused their ranks The troops on the right, torn in pities by the terrible fire, paused an instant, and at this juncture the brave Colonel Post was mortally wounded In a mo ment all order was lost and our men, whose conduct had immortalized them, rushed back confused and bleeding tc the line from whence they started. Wood soon reformed his broken battallions and issued orders for a renewalof the assault, while Post's veterans again assailed the hill directly, and Thompson's Africans moved on the rebel right Elliott's and Kimball's divisions were hurled like a thunderbolt against the rebel's left Wood himself, accompanied by all his staff, followed aud directed the charge TTie rebel fire blazed forth anew, but our soldiere without hesitation or pause car ried the entire works, with all their guns, and drove the rebels in dismay from the hill This was the last stand the rebels made, and their whole army wa? now fleeing in rout and panic Had not the night intervened, the army would have been destroy ed The appearance of the battle-field was terrible in the extreme Bain wa3 failing rapidly. The ground was thickly cov ered with dead and dying. The camp was torn and trodden in the nuory wjiovAo g iu\? caissons The correspondent says.- "I pushed forward to the =onthera slope of the hill. It was almost dark The rain was pouring steadily down, and standing there amidstthe dead and dying I caught the last glimpses of our lines of battle, and heard the last triumphant shouts of our soldiers, as even through the darkness of the night they pu?bw on . after t He flyi ngfte? The remits of the battle were 500} prisoners, 30 fans and 7000 small aunt, Further fr?M Thmu' Amy-Tke Canaltin, Ciptim, Lmi 11,000-Cw. W?4 im Heed's Bear. : 3 31 >CTB 3i3 71 I fPresa Dispatches. ] Nashville. Dec. Id? Our forces ad vancing southward this morning about 8 A. M. captured a body of rebel prisoners estimated 4* aP?$r are one general kna aHMttnoer of ? sioned officers. The capture was mads between Brentford, eighteen miles sooth of this on the Franklin pike, and Harpeth river. An order for one thoay nd yMo Eard prisoners has jnst been received by n. John A. Miller, commander of the Sost, They are expected to reach here uring the day. Loaaesin three brigades of. the 1st di vision of A. J. Smith's army; 36th Iowa ?22 killed and 17 wounded. Among the killed is Colonel 8. G. Hill, commanding brigade. 12th Io w-al lyUed and 17 ijrouncl-_ ed. 33d Missouri, 3 eeunttuttaied tfBeeit*: wounded and 39 privates wounded 7th Maine, 7 killed and 51 wounded, Col: Spiaulding and a brigade of Ten nessee cavalry distinguished themselves yesterday- Col. SpattldiHg Wta*<n Ike 1 heat of the battle and was noted for his daring conduct. The 10th and 12th Ten nessee regiments contributed largely to the success of the day. The total number of Confederate of- J fleers captured yesterday was as follows: Three Colonels, one Lieut. Colonel, seven Majors, forty-six Captains, one hundred and fifty-seven Lieutenants and two Sur geons. Among pri?eQ0f4tpjbeh yesterday were three other Brigadier Generals not yet reported, viz: Brigadier Generals Johnson , Smith andRucker. Half of the prisoners are barefooted and all are sleeping on beds of rock. Diu^ig the fight of Spring Hill.Maj. Bowding, of the 1st Tennessee, was mortally wounded His men swore to avange his death, and they did it in yesterday s fight with des perate valor. Gov; Andrew Johnson was present on the field in thS Vicinity of the last bloody charge, which he watched with intense interest Additional particulars of yesterday's engagement are very creditable to our cavalry, who contributed to the defeat of the rebels by their effective co-operation Gen. R. M Johnson is not among the killed as reported He has turnea the rebel flank and crossed the HarpefB* riv er, 11 miles from theoHy. I - ? . A large number of rebel prisoners reached the citv last night and this mor ning, who will be forwarded North at once. Anion# the killed in yesteidayV tight were Major Story, 10th East Tennessee cavalry; Lt Van Fleet, 29th Michigan, and Lt John Searist, of the 123rd About 100 deserters came into our lines vester day The army is to-day undoubtedly attacking the rear of fhertbfclfl, as heavy firing was hoard in the direction of their Earft tu*? wornins the .total number of prisoners captured in the twb cteyV fight, was estimated at C,f>00 Hood's loss in men cannot be less than lo,000,?uincC he advanced from Columbus towards Nashville Gen Thomas is determined to again give battle, and has ordered pontoon trains forward tu cross the streams be tween this city and Columbia , , Reliable information confirms the ee<u scription of several well known citizens residing near Nashville, among them McGarock, Holding, Johns and Archer Cheatham, who have been forwarded to Nashville ? h -? V? During the heavy sutillery fight about noon, the 6th Ohio Battery, located im mediately to the left of the Franklin pike, iujt.wo successive shots from their gtlns, blew up two caissons of a rebel battery of Stanford, Miss , the whole of which V as afterward-? taken by om forces in the last assault . / Weather to-day warm, with showers. River rising, with eight feet on shoals. Louisville. Dec 19. ? The Journal lerrns that General Wood liae got -into Hood a rear, near Franklin, and it is though i Hood's .army will be speedily crushed ^ ? ? The tueiu^ui Full Beiieaa? Fi auklin Full si Rebel Wsauded I ' . ^(Pre95 Dispatch] Nashville, Dec'f9 ? A left Franklin yesterday, report 3 tjiesebel force in full reneat Hatch's ctyralry at tacked the rear guard of tlsjp^bfel^op Saturday, capturing a number of proon* ers. The 1th coips crossed Harpeth Riv er at Franklin. Sunday morning Jr ranklin is reported full of rebel wounded, over 3,000 beiug left there on their retreat Every church and public building there has been taken for hos pitals, Nearly all the churches in this city have been appropriated for the use of our wounded It is rumored here that Rosseau s com mand attacked and routed part of For rest's force, near Miuireesboro on the 15th inst There were heavy rains here yesterday and last night Tile river is rising rap idly, with 12 feet of water repotted on the shoals eomiei 'aha From Blckmond Paper*. New York, Dec. 19.? The Herald's cor lespondent at Butler's headquarters, un der date of 17th, says: The Richmond Enquirer of the lC?th has a semi-official editorial in favor of arming slaves, and says General Lee is in fovor of the propo sition The Enquirer saya: "When we supplicate European nations fur help, we must be prepared to receive it on their conditions, which will be the abolition of slavery/' It also asks "Shall we pro long war, sarofice _?ux children and de stroy our coiUiujt jfci the sake of the ne groes?" It concludes: ' We hate defeat aud despise the enemy far more than we j love slavery." A telegram to the Richmond Wing, from Lynchburg 14th, savs: A body of Yankees ret tunon* Bean's Sta tion, encountered rat forW$ at "East Z?1> li coffer Station, East Tennessee road, within nifiemile^uf Bristol /jvheAf^i light was said to be progressing at lasf ac counts The Richmond ."Sentinel -or. tnc. loth, ; says Foster is quiet under his failure on ; the Savannah railroad, and Sherman has seemingly despaired of opening commuio* cation with the sea^t Beaufort v The. capture of Fort McAiiater is announced The liability pf its cantrae has "been well understood 'Sherffira xrnT Bow be able i to get supplies by way of Ossabaw Sound Should he capture Savannah he will have exchanged a -oityXn the intariai tor * city on the coast, which has teen com pletely closed to commerce since the loss | of ron m ?om J Quebec, C W , Dec. 19 ?Three compa- ! nies of volunteers have been dispatched to the firontierfchte weik. o C O : mi. fcajaotte, Chief of Police of Montreal, tat resigned, doubtless to avoid dismiss **i -m ' ' 1 GRA|H?Sr ABNEY* i J [PreM DUpatch;[ New York, Dec- 19.? ThfrHeraW* eor resixxideiit at Butler's headquarters, eral Ferrero, commending at Bermuda Hundred (point, were attacked bv the rebel*, ijne filing, tlfcichwa^bcj h heavy and inceeeant for an hour, was mostly confined to the pickets, though there was sufficient artillery used on our aide to re pel the fire of the rebel gunboats, atid two ramsi the Virginia and Richmond, were distinctly observed lpng under the guns of Fort Darling yesterday, towards evea&gT They are doubtfe* ^t^re for a purpose ! - i. r .#<-4 Jj <7 bjs -raoM* IWAiBBBt6TO?f, Dec 19 Senate ?The bill to enableftliens who have served in the anny or navy to be come citizens mm imported and read a first time. ^ .r . ?* Mr. Grimes introduced a bill u> craat* the rank of Vice Admiral fn tire navy, Mr. Doollttle introduced a hill appro priating $10,000,000, or as muehaew nee easary.To* defences on tfce lakes and frontiers. j , _ C ..u .< _ cs ;.\r Mr. Wifeonpweertftd a petite* m?Ai officers of adored Iroow* asking ?"* in-, crease of pay: "Referred to military com mittee ? j M Mr. Griinea presented a petition ?oiu citizens of B>Wa asking for the repeal of recipiocity -treaty. Rfltepred to committee on Foreign Relatins. k - * ?* Mr. TninbullpieaeajtfdA^peUtion from i citizens oi Cooke County, Uniiois. asking ; the passage of a bankruptcy law. Re ferred to Ih? Judiciary committee Mr Heudricks ureaentea a petition from citizens of California in relation to pre-emption claims in tkftt State, winch was referred to tin} committee on Public Lan^S . . . w House ?Mr. Davii. of Md.; offeredjflR resolution reported by nim on Thurway, and which the House than tabledr de claring that Congress bat the constitu tional right to an authoritative voice in declaring and prescribing the foreign policy of the United States, and that it is the duty of *he Executive Department to exercise that voice, &c Mr. Farnsworth, of 111 , moved to lay on the table Disagreed to? nays 73; yeas 49 , * , The House adopted the first branch ?>f the resolution as given above, by a vote of 113 to 8. The second branch of t he resolution was then read, w hieh is at? tol jows? And the property of any declara tion of foreign policy by Congress is iuf flciently proved by the vote which pro nounces it, and such proposition, while pending and under mine, is not a fit topic of deploroacy especially with any foreign power >' A vote to lay this on the table was dis agreed to by a majority of five It was then adopted by a vote of 67 against 58. Mr Stevens reported from the commit tee of Wpys and Means a lull substitu ting the word February m the iu3d aeetiqn of the revenue act of lb&4, ana providing that in addition to the duty now imposed by law, all spirits of domestic production held for sale on January 1st, 1865, shall be subject to a duty of hfty cents per gal Ion. Mevjrs. Steven* and Morrill explained that while the committee approved ol altering the time, they merely reported the additional whisky tax in obedience to th? resolution of the House, but which thev desired to have struck out Mr Washburn, of 111., briefly appealed to the House to put on the additional tax. Mr Morrill moved to strike! out the ad ditional whisky tax This was agreed to? 65 against 60 The bul was then passed with the tax stricken out, and merely changing the time from January to February Mr Spaulding, of Ohio, made a speech in support of the views in the President 9 message, j ? 1 ' Adjourn^f JFht Detonation ?f ike Expe4ftiisn j ? from rijiiipte^H??d*"A4mh >1 Pof ler'a Plans Grant to DU]MI?|Rnic?< sion of Bithnusd Uj* the 10th af Hay. New mitK, EtoTlJ^-Sjhe Commtifial announced that Wilmington is the sup po^edj^fmat u^yf tte great expedition whi$a t&ilpdWMiu Jiamffyqnsfyado on the lSth inst iAy^the plan'ortftififfi ral Poller will pr<Wlpy be to effect first the reduction <rt FortFisher, which rail be shelled at long range., and as sa^pias the fire of the tort slackens, the light draft gunboats and monitors will nass the fort and encounter the obstructions in tltt river above. To aid in the reduc tion of the fort, Admiral Porter wiiljfpb ably have recourse to the explosion of eL howitzer close under the walls, demol ishing them by the concussion The pow der will be carriedthere by an old trans port. With the obstructions removed from Cape Fear river, the fleet can pass ttp Wilmington and assist Gan. Butler in the capture of the place If success is achieved, Wilmington will undoubtedly be made a base for future operations. The Commercial also says there is to be no winter quarters for any of the armies except that port ion of Grant's which will continue the seige of" Petetsburg and1 Richmond Before the 1st uf May we will occupy the entire coast and every strategic point upon ihe line's of comma nication in the South Lee will be pow eilessto nrevent this, and bv the 1st of May will find Grant ready to'mstmte with* him the possession of Richmond Or<l?t trdui ike War D<-pai ime'u't * Washington, Dec 19 -Thp fbllowiug order has juat been received. Win Defari., Adjt 0*f*ce, ( , ..i0 ' . L. IrfHtidi Or den So 301 J Every officer and soldier i*pable of duty lsVanted in the field, and if not on 'duty they are ordered ta their respective organizations. All Provost Marshals and Boards of enrollment are instructed "to employ the most diligent exertions in forwarding soldiers to the front and ar resting deserters, shirkers ana all fit for duty, who are absent without proper au thority Surgeons in charge or hospitals are directed to send forward all who are fit for servicer taking -oare, however to expose anV who are unable* enuring officers are enjoined to dalliyeeet and those who are found ffuilty of neg lect/ar are useless, the Adjutant Geo^rm Is directed to recall to their cgtymand^. Ev Lput forth u> fifo ngthen our armies and 'aid otic and gaUaat troops now. reeling foe with vibtoHdtis b Bv Order of the Se<W<iiro(<iar:~' J ??'" 1st r-Tsr t r ttq >??->>?? U| ?r?c | -n? . SHERMAN'S ARMY. iTil lb . ??BN. SHERMAN'S HOTtMEIf */3t"1*5^eeBefAr The following recapitulate*,, briefly, the coarse of General Sherman front the j Jime tt? his leaving Atlanta with hh, aruij ' tuUillLi appearance before $?4^unah: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, . Koine, one of th$ ruost important deoota kftgj arm v*. was "barffed. General Slo cum's column, consist tug of, the Four teenth and Twentieth corps, and Oon- ; eral Howard'# j^kium. focusing (he left, and consisting of tne Fifteenth and Sev- J enteenth corp^ wi\h Gerieral Kilpa trick'9 j cavalry, were at this time qn tQUte for i their several de9t matrons. y I&aIW. SU^TU Y, }ft>VEMB?^ Atlanta was evacuated and burned. . General Sherman op* thisd^r left King- 1 stop, Allowing the^&nrairabf his army ' on the* march through Georgia. THURSDAY, N'OVt'MtKK 17> * * General ShermanS advance -eacvtiirtei ' ed Cobb at fmiwiboro; aind the rebel gen eral fell feack to Gtlffib. QtueralSlocnm. . the right wing of Goni-fcil Shi-iniju's ' army, arrived at stocial Circle on the : Genrgia?tate road. - - * FRIDAY^ > JR. w | ? General Hoiypt&a "c^ra"U| adTvaWv , reached Grimn, and the alarm; v??U6ed by f his ffrogreas, oausedi the Legi-datuja at i liijlddg^vHle to .skedinWie J " SATtTSD (Y VOV 19 H General Slocuin Visits Cfrvi&gfon, ami 1 tkueral Howard',* i>avah? '?!*? lepoited [ fler?t t^orsyUt j h->.. ? . : SUN* 1 ,A * ? NO v W ,Muuiiccllo and fiill boro. Jasper couju tS-are burned, and Garferal Howard cro^ sft the Ocmn\jjec# nsai Planter's ferry j Griswoldville, on the Georgia centralroad, j wasaisp.visited by a cavalry force 1 ' MONDAY NOVEMBER 31 General Slocum's advance reacted I'nion Point, on the Georgia state road, 1 and pushed on &*jfor aa Greensboro Hi* , Tfl*\n oolumn struck off at Madison to ward Eatonton, fifteen miles distant, j meeting General Howard's wing, and the united armies moved upoa Milleilgeville. which place they reached this day. A alight dem oust ration was made npon Ma con thia day, by a body of cavalry, who had be#p oper.ffiug on the Georgia Cei? tral road from GriswokirHle. WKDXHSjpAY. NOVEMBER 'i.l Aii engagomem took plfHf?af i-trhwold ville, between cavafry merely. but which tesulted in severe loss to the rebels A light also occurred at Ocouh^ &eut ilie river, also between cavalry. Both G^ue ral Howard'*|nd Guieial ^lotum's wing# left Milledgevflle this day. the former moving douth, toward the ceutral road, and the latier crossing the Oconee, a^0 moving across t urqeikt .roada to menace Augusta 4 THURSJMY ^ioVEMBfch '4 General H the Oconee with his whole force and mov ei in the di rection of Mi lien ,1 ; ? FRIDAY, NOVEMBER '?<> An engagement takes pla'Ce at Sanders viUe ueaiTenille station on the Central Wad The main body of the army of General Howard is reported thirteen miles west flf tlm place 4 One portion of General Slot.iun' - c-'ltuun ia reported at Sparta, and another ,<: u Warrentnn, snowing that his cavalry waa raiding, to disconcert th<jenoray TUESDAY, NOVEMBER '2i> Thoculvauce of General .4locum's *.a'? al i y is repoi u?Uit Waynesboro', i h a ty (wo miles south of Augusta, which was burn ed General Foster alsostarted for Pooo taligo on this day from Port Boyal wbdnksdav , November :1<j General Sherman is annuuueed b\- the southern papers as foraging on the Cen tral road for the purpose, as it <ubse quently appeared, ol gathering supplies lor' the sustenance oi his troops during the proposed advance i>o Savannah THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1. Ui^tl^ day Ae ehtifc force (foncentra tea*n Cova*viile, the capital of Jefferson county, and at the Junction of the Ogee chee river and Big Comfort creek it is probable that Geneiai Slocum's column reached here on thia d^y.aftei abandon ' Ing 'all demonstrations in the direction of Augusta, although General ICilpatrick still operated on the line of the Savannah The united army left Louisville on the morning of ? , FRIDAY, Di.c?.?iBtR 2, and the advance entered Milieu un the evening of that day. ft does hot appaar, from the Southern papery that many of tlife Union prisoner* trere at that place, although there luue been 3tories that there were a number, and that they were rescued by General Sherman It is more probable," however, that they were re moved to Charleston, as Milieu wa5 merely a distributing depot, so to speak, for such of the prisoners as had been se lected for exchange, and Charleston had already been "designated as a point for the exchange of prisoners instead of Mil len The latest news stated that all the prisoners were removed from Mjllen General Sherman appears not to have halted at this piave, bat passed through it after destroying it, leaving hiseavalry to operate on the line of the -railroad. One account. stat$? that the airny separ ated here, arid that one body went to ward Out this h undoubtedly incoiTert 1 SLXDs p^t fa L a right oooE plaoe at a point wL?..b is concealed by the rebel papeT* imt it is not .provable tnut any puec<fcs waa ob tained It is more rlian likely that, as Wheeler encased, It wa* a tight with 8 art of General iulpatriek's command >n thm day Jq sharp eega^cuient took place at Pocotaligo with General Fov HjQQpt#" tuesd*^ yt^E.vt^ui ?'?. , . It * * ? ^ General l^heiuiaju 9 advance teaiLied Station T vSVands-Half, Guytnn, on the Savannah road, twenty-five uiiles from Savannah Ou this day the joint mil itary *nd naval exnetiitiuu moved up and destroyed Poootaligo bridge on the Charleston road On this day also Gen era! Kilpa trick is repotted to have had an cin gage m?j ill with. Wheeler at Walk er's bridge over Ba* i stieek.i *outy-two muss from August . we may ^appose, therefore, that General KilyatricL had destroyed the railroad from Millen up to Brian creek, and that General Sherman ih&d Inflicted similar damage upon the road from Milieu as far a^ he raranced TThcse with the operations of General FtfMp/uid AduuraL Dahlgren, isolated Savannah toom*r?Uroad or telegraphic communication wiih^-Rlchjuond or the 3?r ; a 4 ' t* f ^tMBSbiV, DKHMAEl 7. t-? i ^rwrhe TaM Mfk uie Ogeeehet , a v6rr ufeu? i ilti ibto'^bganch of the Qpechce river, TJN* would place his ' ?7t miiB& rc ? tv u 'j''9c5 W j??T7 iSfcy.t,.? armyueater to the Charleston anil Sa vannali mad than it was before Since the tiih the advance had marched eighteen miles. and was therefore about seven miles from Savannah. Arriviugat , this point, General Sherman, doubtless,, proceeded to reconuoiter his position and j prei?are tor the coming liattle. It is un derstood thai l he rebels had thrown up three lines of earthworks on the rear of the city ns soon as possible after Sher man's intentions respecting Savannah became declared. FHIUAY. DECEMBER i?. Captain Duncan, of General Howard's scouts, left the army and proceeded down the Ogeecbee, and arrived at Port Royal on the 14th He re ported General Sherman within live unit* of Savannah, and advancing The eue mv's first line of works were within five bill | of the city The army was in fine spirits; had met with success and very httle opposition, and waa well supplied; SAlTUDAY, DECEMBER 10 Richmond papers of the 13th, report General Sherman at Bloomingdale.fi ft een miles from Savannah The same paper declares that there has been no comniuni- > cation with" Savannah, via Charleston, ; fw some day*, showing conclusively that General Foster b?d met with success in holding the Charleston and Savannah ; road rilK t'oRCE IN mVAXNAII. The rebel foroa defending Savanuah la j uuder command of Beauregard, Hardee and Smith. What its strength .is there 3re ftftTensons of learning positively, but Jt is spoken of, by the Southern paper?, Us '? very large" It maybe large enough j tor hold J&vannuh for a long time and still not surrender over twenty thousand, but it is evidently not of sufficient magni tude to meet General Sherman in i he open field successfully It is scarcely probable that this army will be captyjed it the fall of Savannah is accomplished There is one avenne of escape, the Savaunah, Albany and Gulf road which, though it terminates abruptly in the extreme southerly portion of the State, would ?till be a means of escape which the reb el generals would scarcely disdain This can be closed to then), however, by de stroying the bridge over the Ogecchee at Warp, sixteen miles from Savannah CO OPER \TION BY THE NAVY It is> not unreasonable to suppose that General Sherman wailed after the loth inst. iu order to give the navy an oppor tunity to participate iu the attack upon Sa* aim ah, or in order to enable General Foster to co operate directly with him In this view of the case we may not rea spnably expect the fall of Savannah im mediately, although it may have taken place already . That a will fall theie can scarcely be a doubt . SAV4VV4II 4M> U s DEI E\( E9. Ptiiiidu uft.furral Mbrrutnii'i Armr Before the Cil?? Laad nuA W??et Defeuce* lonnlrucied by the Rcbflt. j At the latest advices, General Shei ! man's en tire force, before the attack on | Fort McAllister, was gathered at a point wheucethemo*t ^tfe^tive demonstrations J could be made against Savannah He ! -yccmued the entire pfninsnla fortiwd by ! the Ogetliee on the right, and the Sevan j uah ou tb*' left His rear was well fuarded, for the railroad, for miles, was i est rayed, and the country desolated ! Communication had been opined with : the fleet upon the coast, and he was cer tain of i o-operatiou in that quarter The evei active scouts, and news from deser ters and friendly riti/.-ns. informed him that Genefal Foster was co-operating fn a mo -?t resolute inaunei on the line of' the Chariest ou and Savannah road. Thus j assured, General Sherman must have felt | entirely confident of v ictory as he recou noitered tb<- posit ion previous to making | the grandj attack, lie had a force of ?iuite fifty thousand men, all veteran soldiers, and Unshed with the excite men) of their iuccessfnl inarch IT in arm> consisted of the Fourteenth corps under General Jell C D>i\L; the Tenth corps under the vigorous lighter, Oster haus; the Seventeenth corps under Gen eral Blair;- the Twenlieth under the bra \? Elocum, and fifteen thousand c avail > under the vofithful and distinguished Kilpatrick The foe is understood to havFbeenundsi the command hf Gen eral Beauregard v\ku had hastened from the West aiter committing to Hood the responsibilities of the campaign in Ten nessee , and almost solitary passed through a country already devastated by the march' of Sherman, to tahc commaud of troops m fortifications erected upon plans which had exhausted his utmost engineering skill The force over which he assumed control consists doubtless of the best available troops of the Con federacy, a gisted by the rapidly gath ered levies from Savannah and its envi rons The batteries were hastily con etructed, and extended to as groat a dis tance from the city as was practicable Considerable reliance was doubtless placed iipon the protection of the swamps in the i ear and to the northwest of the city would atlord in, at least, retarding the advance of the enemy: Savannah in a valuable point in the South Its strategic importance can scarcely be over-estimated. It Ls the key 10 Augusta, as its fall would insure the navigation of the Savannah river as far a.i that point, and thus the successful ad vance of a naval force be assured beyoud a doubt Ja a measure, the capture of Savannah would weaken the defences of Charleston, and thus, bv this simple sue cess, the entue chain of railroad commu nication with the South would be irr? trievably broken The rebels, estly in the war, placed u nigh r-itimate upon the military value of Sa^unah and Charles ton, and spared neither pain* nor expense in fortifying them in the most impregna ble manner At Savuunah particularly, the forts in existence at the month of the river were strengthened The numerous inlet? and streams, which thread the country bet ween Savaunah and the?ea coast, were wel! guarded by the erection of fortifications, which were intended to eventual! bar the pro&ie?t3 of anv foe ad vancing by means or these channels Besides fort Jackson, the river is lined with huge siege guns, which command the channel, and is blockaded with -heavy timber, laid up in the shape of a log house, the interior of which is filled with stone and brick, and these obstructions are all fastened to one another, with a heavy cable chain, leav ing only one parage wide enough for a boat Juit above this entrance lie two iron dadst pretty well manned Above these at intervals, are torpedoes their situation Is known by the sharp pointed projection of a log about six inches from the surface. Guns are mourned on the bank, and earthworks thrown up for the protection of the men Off from the river, about half a mile this side of Fort Jack son, fa another extensive fort. Beattr* Ed has |pent many an hour in laying foundation and getting the range oi this prtfct of the river The* guns, to gether Tith the obstruction* in the river, L ZHQ'tf uit:' ,'.V ! are well Intended to crush f attempts fa tome np. But foi tion from 'a land force from tK of Savannah it offers but lit tie] Tke C)?M .Virket^.1 5f*w York. Dec. 19.? The I is utterly riemorali<!ed under! awpeet of the military sit market o turned at J bid, but tie pressure to i disposition to bur, put doi steadily to $t,U?. alter whk to $2,14}. \ ? The Coriunereial's Waehi says Richmond ptpew of code that Sayanaau most b? egraphic cumnittuicatiuii w ii cut off Tim indicate* the vestment 6 f the place. It is eirpeeted tbfct Mr Stet uodtieu a bill changing the ti posing a ?2 tax on whiskf froi Ist.to January iai. . i I UMiiM *r AAmlwml General *" Nut \\<<K, Decv 19. ? A ceived from Admiral Dahlgten tary Welles, on the *7tK. ?'en * then, on the Hth, in the pre eral Sherman, he having causa Warsaw Sound wifU Geu? meet Dahlgmi. The Adm J buoying the Savannah river tark on Savannah by water. about to ptaixfed to Osaab^w,; , communicating with Sherman, Geueral, an the Admiral sa over front Fort MeAliater n?oaid tli# Uag-v?lui>. The Richmond Sentinel haw a dated Kingston. 12th. statini L'nion for<*s were repnluedott toad, two Dale!) ft out Kingston, across the SoutL-*t??t bridge, destroyed , . J I I III! I NEW ADVERTH Wanted. A NK OVD COOK IM A Al r0? tfcLCSE BOUSE mtdiaUlv \t<th rel?r?acM d?c90U ASfTKIt Lost. O.X U I'D.M'HDAl Mi LAST either In this city, or lil ilty Ami Fitltoti ? small tfcnoraafl The ? ? < ?!. 1 1 1 ii ? number of m?ar ihiniH, an.) ufconr* U ol no value tol nij - If. 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