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ll introduced into the Senate on the sixth by Mr. Wilson. On the thirteenth, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for its orized by the act. On motion of Mr. Wilson, the Senate, on the thirteenth, proceeded to the consideration of the bill, and the amendment pr soldiers reside to furnish to them the means of support. On the thirteenth, the Senate resumed the consideration of the bill, the pending qun the twelfth, it was considered and passed. The House, on the thirteenth, on motion of Mr. Blair, referred it to the Military Committee, atwice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. On the thirteenth, Mr. Dunn, of Indiana, reported it back without amendment. It pricipated, it was passed without opposition. In the House, on the thirteenth, the bill was taken from the Speaker's table, and Mr. Blair movedtory. It was passed without a division. In the Senate, on the thirteenth, Mr. Lane, of Indiana, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to
l A. P. Hill. Early on the morning of the thirteenth, Ewell's division, under Brigadier-General J About half past 11 o'clock A. M., on the thirteenth, large numbers of skirmishers were thrown ous battery. Until about four P. M., on the thirteenth, the Washington artillery had served in the of General T. J. Jackson's corps. On the thirteenth, during the engagement on the right of our lns of this division in the action of the thirteenth instant, near Fredericksburg: In obedience to not become engaged. About sundown on the thirteenth, I saw General D, H. Hill's division moving on until about twelve o'clock, Saturday, the thirteenth, at which time the engagement was going on istant Adjutant-General: Major: On the thirteenth instant, about nine o'clock A. M., Lawton's brigolina infantry, during the battle of the thirteenth instant, is respectfully submitted. Your obedd and occupied by eight o'clock A. M. of the thirteenth, (Saturday.) About ten o'clock A. M. the ene[34 more...]
me as his successor, as the commanding general of the Army of the Potomac. From that time until I was relieved from the command of the left grand division, although frequently called into consultation by General Burnside, he never had told me, or gave me to understand, that I either misconstrued or disobeyed his orders, or was in any way responsible for the disaster of the thirteenth, or had in the least lost his confidence. Indeed, had he believed that I had disobeyed his orders on the thirteenth, he could not have discharged his duty to the country without preferring charges against me to that effect. It was during the period of time last referred to that the General Order No. 8, to which the committee have made reference in their report, was directed to be issued by General Burnside. The committee state that this order dismissed some officers from the service, subject to the approval of the President, and relieved others from duty with the Army of the Potomac; that General Bu
News, Va., April 25, 1864. Sir: I have the honor to report that on the thirteenth instant, pursuant to your orders, I left the ship, in charge of the second launchort the following casualties to the detachment sent from this ship on the thirteenth instant, under command of Acting Master D. M. Campbell, to cooperate with the armnd River, Va., April 14, 1864. Sir: In obedience to your orders of the thirteenth instant, I proceeded up the Nansemond River, and at 7.45 P. M. of that day (thirtthirteenth instant) reported to the commanding officer of the Commodore Perry, (lying at first obstructions in the river,) who furnished me with two boats (crews armed) fr Sir: I have the honor to report that in obedience to your orders of the thirteenth instant, I proceeded with this vessel, the Commodore Jones, and Shokokon, accompa Sir: I have the honor to report that, in obedience to your order of the thirteenth instant, I proceeded with this vessel and two launches from the Minnesota in tow,
inia Cavalry,1127  111613 29 Battery,            Total,381177133133718712170 Report of Brigadier-General W. H. F. Lee. headquarters Lee's cavalry brigade, near Culpeper Court-House, April 17, 1863. Major R. Channing Price, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Division Headquarters: Major: I have the honor, agreeably to instructions from division headquarters, to forward a report of the operations of my brigade on the four-teenth and fifteenth instants. During the night of the thirteenth, I received information from Lieutenant Payne, commanding Black Horse scout, that the enemy's cavalry and artillery in heavy force were moving up from Fredericksburg in the direction of Kelley's Ford. I immediately sent Captain Bolling, company G, Ninth Virginia cavalry, with his company of sharpshooters, to reenforce the picket at that place. He arrived before day, and placed his men in the rifle-pits. About day he reports that, with a regiment dismounted as sharpshooters lining
re Montgomery's order of the ninth instant, to proceed to sea and cruise in search of the pirate Chesapeake, we got under way at twenty minutes to one P. M., on the tenth instant, and proceeded to sea. Arrived at Eastport, Maine, on the twelfth instant, at nine A. M., having encountered head winds and thick weather, and left on the same day at ten A. M., with news that the Chesapeake was in Margaret's Bay, N. S. Arrived off Cross Island, the entrance to Margaret's Bay, at six P. M., on the thirteenth. The weather being so thick we could not enter, and we attempted to lay in sight of the light; but, thicker weather coming on, and a heavy blow from the southward, we could not make the land until two P. M. on the fifteenth instant, to the eastward of our port. Finding it impossible to get into Margaret's Bay, and the ship being so light that we could do but little in the gale which was blowing, and our coal being nearly exhausted, we ran into Halifax. Arrived at the coal wharf at half
others are yours. We can then turn on the force in the cove. Wheeler's cavalry will move on Wilder so as to cover your right. I shall be delighted to hear of your success. Very truly yours, Braxton Bragg. To attack at daylight on the thirteenth. Upon further information the order was renewed in two notes, at later hours of the same day, as follows: headquarters army of Tennessee. Lafayette, Ga., 6 P. M., September 12, 1863. Lieutenant-General Polk, commanding Corps: General:hen reinforcements from the command of General Forrest, who had been present during the day directing the movements, arrived. The next morning the enemy retired, and, following them, I skirmished heavily with their rear, on the twelfth and thirteenth instant, as far as the Lafayette road, near Leet's Tanyard. On the fourteenth, under orders from General Forrest, I returned to Ringgold, and remained near that place until the evening of the seven teenth instant, when the enemy again advanced u
ing the monitor off, apparently severely injured, as she transferred her crew at once to one of the gunboats. On the thirteenth, under the able supervision of Brigadier-General Taliaferro, continued preparations were made against a renewed attack.outh Carolina, the operations of the troops of my command, on Morris Island, during the week commencing Monday, the thirteenth instant, and particularly the occurrences of Saturday, the eighteenth instant, which terminated in a most decisive and overwhelming repulse of the enemy: On Monday, the thirteenth instant, I made such an inspection of parts of the island as the limited means at my disposal offered, and on Tuesday morning relieved Colonel Graham of the command of the troops, including rtillery, a gallant and accomplished young officer of high promise, was mortally injured. He has since died. On the thirteenth the enemy several times undertook to repair the damage to their advance, but were repulsed by a fire skilfully directed
ina to be nearer the scene of active operations. The command arrived at Edwards' Depot on the thirteenth, and was placed in position covering all approaches from the south and east, in the following tion was occupied from the night of the thirteenth until the morning of the fifteenth. On the thirteenth, the following dispatch was sent to General Johnston: General Forney reports from Vicksburg, t eleven thousand. Upon this information I sent to General Pemberton, on the same night, the thirteenth, a dispatch informing him of my arrival, and of the occupation of Clinton by a portion of Gran time of the surrender. The enemy advanced against Yazoo City both by land and water on the thirteenth. The attack by the gunboats was handsomely repulsed by our heavy battery, under the command ots of our troops were defeated and driven back by overwhelming numbers of the enemy. On the thirteenth, when I learned that there were four divisions of the enemy at Clinton, distant twenty miles f
The usual skirmishing continued near Dalton. Rocky Face Mountain, and Snake Creek Gap, at its south end, completely covered for the enemy the operation of burning Dalton. On the 12th the Federal army, covered by the mountain, moved by Snake Creek Gap towards Resaca. Major-General Wheeler, with 2,200 of ours, attacked and defeated more than double that number of Federal cavalry near Varnell's Station. At night our artillery and infantry marched for Resaca. The cavalry followed on the thirteenth. On that day the enemy approaching on the Snake Creek Gap road, was checked by Loring's troops, which gave time for the formation of Hardee's and Hood's corps, just arriving. As the army was formed, the left of Polk's corps was on the Oostanaula, and the right of Hood's on the Connasauga. There was brisk skirmishing during the afternoon on Polk's front and Hardee's left. On the fourteenth the enemy made several attacks — the most vigorous on Hindman's division (Hood's left). All were
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