4 FEBRUARY 1865, Page 3

General Sherman has sent a force to Beaufort, which has

occupied Pocotaligo Bridge, so long contested between the Con- federates and General Foster. This gives Sherman the command of the Charleston and -Savannah railway as far as this point,— seventy miles from Charleston and about fifty from Savannah. No light as to his next " objective point," as the slang phrase goes, has yet been gained. He wisely keeps secret whether he intends to advance first on Charleston, Branchville, or Augusta. The Northern papers seem to expect that he will leave both Charleston and Augusta unassailed, and march northward on the line of rail from Branchville.