This is the 80” birth day of Rev. Dyer Burgess, and is celebrated by a turkey dinner. Mrs. Cutler, & little Sarah went up early and Mrs. S. C. Dawes, Col. Dawes & lady, Miss Mary C. Nye, Bettie Gates, Lizzie Andrews & Mary Smith came down on the Accommodation train. I did not go -- am still feeling far from well --
Sherman has possession of Savannah without a battle and has captured a large amount of cotton it is said several million dollars worth also guns & ammunition. Hardee withdrew in the night with his men. Sherman telegraphs the President that he gives the Nation Savannah as a Christmas present--
Miss Nancy C. Nye came home in the carriage with Mrs. Cutler & little Sarah from Mr. Burgess’ to make us a visit.