The evening telegraph. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1864-1918, December 08, 1864, FOURTH EDITION, Image 1
Tim EVENING TSILJE(GRAPH 1'itKT UlliKi: ri:XTS. I'lMl.ADI'.I.IMIIA. Till KsDAY. DK( KM l!KK S. IS.; I " IMM K TIlKKi: HOSTS." THE A 11 !N THE SOUTHWEST. Kap S1:owi, e th0 oms of General Sherman Towards the Atlantic, and the Position of the Armies in Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, &3. ' m Jn J l J V7T . . , i X v.4?y ''"TSSSO' " ' X J. 9 ?f B "T 9 KIT --l 1 rU JT ,. ..,"ip-Zs K 1 Avx3 V $ i V XNASHVILLC ' iV WVT rA- y SrtW. ft k. A S Y' hvv r y x v v y-vi y v x j yy. v -. - cx - JjACKSO J XI rN r.y Xv ( -n V 4 . .. ... i 4e- yfxr XX A T ' i ' ' ( y 7 r x5, U, Viy vr v - . . I N j . l I BRUKsmcnyU ' ' i." .,-.-si Gen. Sherman's Army HIS ADVANCE AT MILLEII. The Kebels Abandon their Prison Camp at Milieu on DdMinW 2, SHERMAN REPORTED FOUil MILES DISTA.1T. Keconnoisancj on tavarinah River. PKLrAKVTIONS IIK'. T (ROSS. The Details of the 13attlo3 of W aynesboro, Grisv oldvillo, and Grah amsville. (HKliMAN Ai'i'iiOACiusr. r i : -p-nisr KB- MAIL E 1 II 1.1.1'. i;M:i; ill "M 1 IK liXriMHTlON IT m'cvuM ri. vur.n bi.v n.. not hi', i;iu. WAHiiiNii ioN, Djiuiulier 7. l.i addition to ttio idmitifii.tis of tlm H cliuionl . pcM of tlic .3th lD8t., that General Sli'Tii) tn'; "min army hid rcachtd Millun, tbc autliori'.a s li wo Inform Uiou of uiiiiiiiiiioiialla rtliibiliiy, 'lift'. Cijner.il Slior jnau's main army hml alivmly u4ncl Milieu williout a battle, and wiilio's! t': expcnilituru of ny amniuiiiilou, except w'.i.a r;.is used lu tUe two or tUiee skiimmliaH of ih in iiiuents already rtpoittd. liuviuf' pasted Millm, time 1 1 u) opportunity for any ltvliel fureo wliatever to interrupt U.s mureb iu the puint upon the en lit lor wnicli he orliuall Ml out, and where l ie supplies auj DiUiN lur Unit uiiny will aniv. siuiuliuaeou-ly with Us iniivul. The coiuuIum meoess of Slier uiuu'b iiivai uniei riM' in no h a uil a sliadoiv of doubt, ami it has been ilenn. istratcd that ad that roiiitiins of the armed 11 te:! iou is comprised in tint to ariniei ef ilooii und Lee, IjoJi of which will bouu be leudeicd po .TlcrtS, 11IF. Kl.lll.l. Ad lil NTS. Till: M AUCli TO M1I.I.KN (INK I Ol.l MN Of HIE AllUV llABl OK MU.LK.N. frtm the Richmond Ktamtntr, Dectmbtr 8. . Two important statements have rencl.ed us, Ooti it) that a portiou of Sherman' m-oiy has .assed Mtllen. 77e enemy hax nut entered th num. The other st itcineiit is to the etl'ect that, the eoluniu which h is b en liaKeriii for sum tune in Hie nei'hlioi hood of.Miteou has lett the country and p.tio oil' to the in tin liody. What and where is the iimiii body ? These arc niHstitins which we ure iiini'.lo t i niiswer, but iva jiiesuine that it is tin) column which is repre- eiiva to nave passed aiiiiuii. uituur is it piinR? Thisilso is a question whioU emuot he unswered with certitude ; but our own beli if is that tsheiman will now nuke nil spoo l for llruus wick, on the coast, and probably may rea.:li it with some of his aimy. This is not yet altogether sure. Hislonft del iy, his linpcriCK and haukerinir beiweeu M tc.a and Augtibtu, lirfve given the Confederate Uonemis llit.e to collect lure bodies ut irootH t iinpjitant points, and befnr; Sherman scus t ie blue water in all human probability ho must. Il-'ht one or more genual actions. It is n.it i:np issible that such a battle may take place tn-d iy or to morrow, At any rate, tbis campaign is evidently drawing to its i lo-c, and the en t wtll In- thn reaching of the coast bv Minnnan, or his ilefca and perhaps his s'lriciidcr at sumo p.iiut near tiiat where he now is. HitEitMAN wtrtii! rot'ii mr.r.s or mili.km ov m.i i Miir.ti Tin; occi'imiton or run ii.aci; ANSI MKII TO Hi; A I'Al. l'. fr-inlhe lli' huioiyt Mtim'fh, V-eeml-ti. iShei'iinin's whereabouts is not positively known, I' ! not c. riain that he h is even yet rei h d Mil en, tli'iiiMh the t'ui t is uss ime I. At 4 1. M. Ian l'riday tin' telegraph operat'ir at Milieu an iiuunced th:u hiierman v is witt.in four miles of the place, and that he hdnsell was on the point of bidilinfJ! it a lusty adieu. Nothing hat bean heard from llnre si .co. llo had been wilhiu tweu'y miles of Milieu for nearly a week. 8II:UMAN'S POSITION ASCKliruNlil). h'rom the S.lr'ttinnh flf.'.'.l. mi, lie.-emlee 1. The whereabouts of .Sliernun'.s main body Ins been Sati.sfaciori'v asc. nuincl, ."id hi nt)ve ireiits jesteiday lndica'ed miytli ; . .u' bat decision ol puipoe as to hiis dentinal ion. Without or.ter iff! Into purtieulaM, wo would Eiy that t tie slims uro that many pce.p'a who have been unduly alarmed t.t the idea ol his titiiu; them in his lino of march will bo aveeanly dis ipnointed- Iniportant niovemetits are on 'oot to meet him wherever he may go; but these will bo developed at the proper time. THEAllHV KM OIITI 1) MAKINO Foil THE 81VAN- naii niviai. Frfiw A- v)titta Cltronirle ttnt Sentiicl, 'oi-eml: r It must bo c onfessed that for thu past week Sherman has been very successfully a 'tin.; the pavt of an artful dodaer, eonloiinuini!; all calcul i tions, nnd exciting general apprehension by his eccentric movements. The lutcHt reports Indicate that hi Is moving towards the Savannah river. Hut there is little reliance to be placed in any indication of inten tions a yet. Until he shall net out of the triaim'le in which he has been manicuvriiu; since he left Atlanta, we can Infer no:liiui with certainty, from any of bti movement, as to his ultimate course, lie may turn upon Augusta, and seek t ; force his way llno.inli South Caiolin.l, or lie may , jmsli for Suvaunuh or ilrunswick. I J'HKl'ARATIONg TO ttioss TnE SAVANNAH ItlVKR. f, om the Alfjinlit nn r a"l ."enliutl, Utf '.. 1. ! It is repotted that a party of Sherman's scouts visited Demara's r'eny on Sunday. They re nin imd some time in that vicinity t ikinii o'.Her vutions. It is thought bv many tint Siiurni in w id endeavor to cross thu S.iv.wiuali river at that point. (siii:kma.n " iiuot-nirr to a halt," on takinc ins i;asi;. From the Saranna1! .Vd"v, .Xur,',nt rr .". Sherman seems to be tmikins,' no progress in his invasion of the Suite, llo is no nearer the coast than be was several days aim. lie app ars to lie hesltutinfr, and actini; alt. -k' tlier as tlioim'h he was caught in n bad box and don't know how to H"t out. Alraid to go lorwarJ, and cannot ; back, his men and animals tired and humtry, with our forces rapidly closing in around him, ail tlie-c tliiiifts excite the liveliest hopes of his uuer de struction. Til k 11KI1KI.S IlKI'RNllINn OV T1IK gWAMI'4 AND MAllSlIKS TO linoW.N SIIKHUAN's AllUV, fVr,n 'he A. I'll'' Cotu'i'it'iouuii', .V.i'vii'.cr 30. It Is very generally conceded that Sherman, avoiding both Augusta and Macon, has gone o . his wiiidintf way, citlier to Savannah, liruusivi. k. or Port Hoyal. To rea.h eitlier Ilmiiswi ko Savanrah ho lins tj traverse a barren waste o land to me t, as he app'-oaches his destination su snips impeticirable to an iirui v, save ov ca ise wiijs, which could easily lu destroyed befir. hint. Otic good road, indeed, Is at his option, but then he mav lind upon that road oppositio which lie little dreamed of, and which may sua, his march. Should ho attempt to roivu Port Royal, he wil probably cross the Savannah at Sister's Kerry On the South Carolina side, mime II nely op.ositi this firry, the soil is porous aud marshy. There, too, lie in ay possibly encounter mn-ked blttrrns and ( ther obstacles to numerous to mention. Somehow, we are in common with our fellow eiti.i ns, strong'y of the opini in that Sherui i' snd his robbers urn marching to doom. W know some very good news and see some vr excellent signs, lie patient ; the fruit is not yet ripe. HKI Mill's Ol'EHATIONS TO THE ,10nt 1'I.TIMO. frum the Auijt'tln Chrurncle oei .Sditiiit;?, Itfy-em'tce 1. Wheeler was mill engaged in ngntinir the Kederuls mi Wednesday. Itesults unknown. When General Wheeler struck Kilpatrie.k's raiders at Uig creek they kibed over three hun dred hoise to prevent them falling into Wheeler's bunds. rom the Savannah lltiwtiUcttn, Dee-'mt-er 1. General Wheeler manages Kilp itrick with all ease, and with a less force has whippei and driven him in every engagement. He has taken one stand of colors, which is evidence of the vigor with which he has pressed him. DICK TAYLOR HI-II.1F.VKH JOK W II 111. 1. II II. Ft via 'lie liielilnond tfi'i aleti, f'e liter It is reported that General Hick Taylor has been put in ciiiritaiid ol our cavalry now operating ;i(,ain.-t Sherman. Tlie Itiillle. of WnynMlmm. HIM IlKB llllOIUKl) TO HAVE IlKlEAri.D K 1 1,- I'AIIlltK ON NIIVLMIIEK 2tt, AT W A YN EH III) llll. Fault the Aiiiu.tt VhronicFe anil Sentinel, Xnrcintirr ml. It is rumored that Wheeler f.mght all day Monday, near Waynesboio, with the Federal-., with success, capturing over two thousand pris on' is. Kve rything indicates that tlicre will be stirring times from below in a few days. The prospeet n w is that a heavy battle will'tuke placo. Kr. m a gentleman who left Waynesboro Tue .'ay morning we le .rn that the country around tl at pluce is strewn wi'h dead Yaakces snd Lorsea. lie also stated that the railroad bridge ever llrfer creek was not binned; neither was tho railroad out this side of Mdlen. Vow. the AiilHt't Cottsti'titioiiatitt, Xoiti.itx'e 'it. Abcut oi, e liunilred and fifty of the Yankee CHVdlry Win! to Waynesboro on Sunday and set Die to the towD, but Wheeler arrived in tiuio to prevent much Uamauc, and, following the raiders, whipped th. m severely. Thero had been no eiiiiny within twelve mdes of tho Ocor.iaRiil iwil, and the trains have re umed their regular schedule. Wo have cup ured a con-idera'ile num inr ol horses, and s. altered the organi.ation o the rubles. The inovements of the e .c ny arc narrowly watched, und every movement of 8her a.an is know n to our commanding ollleers. Wayni sboro Is a station on the Augusta nnd Savannah Haihoad, thirty-two miles B.aitli of the otnierii y. It is on tbe main and direct Ma. rom Wairenton the last position of Nlueum' a. Htively repoiied-to Savannah or HeaiifiKt I i. only about twuity miles duo north of Milieu If our cavalry lad cached this point on the iitii u t, it is safe to estimate that the infantry had Kiidicd Mdlen at least by the 2d inst. Tlio I!i.le ol' UiUuolilvllle. ftom the Jlii hiii'jnd U'oV, Oe-emher We huve already copied from the Georgia ,a, rs seme particu ars of the battle with llow iii's Corps ut (itlswoldvil e, nine miles east ol Mm on, on the Central Hailroad. The Confede rate loree consisted of three brigades of militia, mo n aiinents of State line troops and the Athens and Augusta battalion. H under the command ol (Jiiieml Phillips. He attacked tho enemv ubeut twelve o'clock on the Wd. The enemy fell back one mile on the Central Railroad, towards Sawinnah, where they had erected three lines ol fortiticutions. Ueuiral l'billips pursued them to their breast woks, when he ordered-a charge, driving tbe enemy from hit defenses The enemy made evtral desperate efforts to recapture the wo'ks, but were repulsed each time with heavy loss. General Phillips held his position. The enemy withdrew during the Qiht. Xhu Macon Ink graph says ; We learn that the mili'fa forces behave 1 w h d stiiigiiisbed gulbtntry, inlv incinir upon the ei emy's breustwoiks in perfect order, and witu no striifjgl ng. They charged throtiL'h an o icn lieltl io w. thin fifty yards of tho Yiinkeo works, nnd maintuincd their ground until ordered t , wi'hdruw. I The Atbenj ba'tallon, commnnde 1 by Maj'r I Cook, nml the Augusta battalion, under M i.jor Jackson, boib under the immediate orders of iho ft rim r . Ilicer, eie di-tiiigui-hed for the ool an 1 sti udy mntiner In which they bnre themselvc i in tho buttle. These troops, us wallas tho militia forces, acted like veterans, and faced the destruc tive the of the enemy with as much tlrinncss as would Lure been displayed by the forces of Hood or Lie. ATFAIKS IN EAST TENNESSEE, Rrrekiiirliti.'P Itedrlnir Xlou ly-Slf llittloD Hi iiliilierluiKl Jii. The Louisville Journal has tho following: We havo reliable information that Il.ocklniidgo is slowly retiring before General liurbridgo'a ad vance iu Kast U niiessee. He does not appear U) e mixieus for ba'tlc, although his force, perhaps, s as huge as our own. General Uurbiidge has Mciipicd II. an Station, a little towu in Granger hi ti t y . it nd a point nearly equiilly distant from ('tmibeiland Gap and Knoxvillo. Oonor.il llreck nridgc has retreated into the edgo of Virginia, . ethaps with the liopo of oiulldiiking our foreux t .1 n nl, lug a bold und rapid sweep down upon 't'tnlxT ano Gsji. V itii Gi tieral Stoncman at Knoxville, General liu In ii'i-e In the vlclni'yof liean Station, and 1. neial llre kinildge i.ear tho Virginia Hue, we 'it. not see how the lituation Is greatly improved, niiilii rlund Gap is exposed unless General urbriilge keeps well to the north and left, and , vets the point wilh his army. It isevident tha. ok kinricge Is luaueeuvriug for abetter p isition. A In n l,is uiiny was concentiuted ut Ilean Sti ti. ii, he iliin.ieti. d both Cumlierlaud Gap and Siio.wilU- lly his retreat to tbe Virginia lino he l.iei lens CumberUind Gap ulono. Generil Stoue i.'Ui enn now advunco from Knoxville, und eon 'tina'e his eonimund with the fine s undar llnibiii ge. With the wings united, tbe armv nil be ipiite formidable, and llieekiundge will Und it too strong for him to oppose. I he ilurel llmUe-l lntf Another Oliln Hero. The X ishvllle lHsjuileh of December 4 states bat Kil. y's lirigade captured twenty two bait e (lags at the I a'tle of Franklin. It says : (iiiieral Hi .y has distinguished himself as "the fighting General." His brigade e. imprises the 100th and 101th Ohio, 12th and lfnh Ken tucky, and the Hih Tennessee. The 1"."hIi Oido wi.s temporarily attached to this brigade in tho buttle of Franklin. General Riley is a plain, unassuming man, rather rough in appearand ami careless In dress, hut a type of the true gentle man, lie is of Irish parentage, and was born In Portage county, Ohio. In ltGl he raised the K'-itli Ohio in Stark, rorhigo, und Columbiaa 'and Summit counties, Ohio. His fbst fight was ut Covington, Ky., on tho 2d of September, 1802, and he has been actively engnged ever sinco, having served ttirough tho Kast Tct.neswe euniptlgn wilh II irnside, and commanded the reserve at Knoxville, and servod with Sherman through the campaign ending with the cnptuio of Atlanta, and has rendered valuablo service in the present campaign under Gereral Thomas. The 3d Division of the 2.1d Corps, to which Itiley's Brigade belongs, is commanded by Gene ral Cox, who bin proved himself not oulv a cool, cautious General, but also a bravo, determined, soldier. Ho has been entrusted with the c mi niuml of the 2Jld Corps on several occasions, and has fully proved his ubility us a corps us well as a division commander. Letter from tlie I'reslileut Ion Conlenn. rlini. The Providence Jmntwl says : Deacon John Philips, of Sonthbridgo.R. I., whose great age one ht.ndred and four years did not prevent him firm doing his duty at the po la on the H h of November, has received the following letter from the Pres'dent: "Kxkcitivk Mansion, WAnittNOToy, 21st No vember, ISf.i. My lie ir Sir: I have heard of the incident at the polls in your towu, iu which ou acted so honorable a part. und I taks tho liberty of writing to you to express my eisonul grutltude for the compliment paid nie by the suf frage of : citizen so venerable. "1'he example of such devotion to civic dutie tn one whoso days have nlrcadv been extended an average life-time beyond tbe Psalmist's limits, cuuiiot but be valuable und liuiitul. It is u it for n.yrcll only, but for the country, which you have in your sphere served so long and so well, that 1 thank you. "Your friend and servant, A. Lincoln, "Deacon John I'iiillifs." I.icuteiiiint Frank McGrule, First Lieutenant cominunuing Company U, 2d Minn, sot i C tvulry, ofliciiillv reports the success of the expedition sent w ith supplies to Fort Thompson, nu co. leeted twenty-two straggling Indians on the way out, and left them at that post. Tho rouud trip was made in thirty-two daj s. "Old Mortality Itedivivua" wrl'cs to the Lon don 'Jtmei that he has discovered the tomb and monument of Selden in the inuer Temple, covered with rubbish and totally neglected. He also found that the dust and bonis of this proj'onndl scliolnr have been carted anay unii shot into a dust-hole. Tbe Madrid Gazette states that tho Queen of Ppain gives direct pecuniary assistance to three thousand men and seventeen hundred and sixty seven women, and gives employment of ditl.-ront kinds to nineteen hundred and eighty-four men, making in all sixty-seven hundred aud titty-oue individuals. This relief costs her sura of 10,D2(i,UU0 reals. In the number mentioned there are persons oi all classes, from the highest to the bumbles t.