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d the bill passed. In the Senate, on the seventeenth, on motion of Mr. Wilson, the Senate disagrreferred to the Military Committee. On the seventeenth, Mr. Wilson reported it back from the commil as amended, passed. In the House, on the seventeenth, Mr. Blair reported from the Military Commi report was concurred in. The House, on the seventeenth, adopted the report of the conference commiOn motion of Mr. Wilson, the Senate, on the seventeenth, resumed the consideration of the resolutiosed as amended, without a division. On the seventeenth, the Senate concurred in the House amendmen the Committee on Military Affairs. On the seventeenth, Mr. Wilson reported it back without amendm amended, and passed. The Senate, on the seventeenth, referred the bill to the Committee on Milireferred to the Military Committee. On the seventeenth, Mr. Wilson reported back with an amendmentMr. Kernan, of New-York. The House, on the seventeenth, on motion of Mr. Ashley, of Ohio, postpone[3 more...]
the evening of the fourth encamped near that place. On the fourteenth, at the request of the commanding General, he sent Lane's battery to cooperate with General Stuart in an attack upon a body of the enemy near Warrenton Springs. And on the seventeenth, the same battery of superior guns was despatched, as requested, towards Fredericksburg, to cooperate under direction of General McLaws. On the nineteenth, orders to that effect having been received, the undersigned marched, with the reserve ck's and Whitehead's hospital, where I paroled twenty-three Federal prisoners. A considerable number of wounded prisoners were sent to Richmond. They do not appear in this statement, nor could I by any means ascertain the number. On the seventeenth, I received an order to move with my entire guard in rear of General D. H. Hill's division on the Port Royal road. Captain Upshur, with his squadron, being absent, I ordered Captain Tucker to assist in bringing up the rear. On the eighteen
n Sunday evening, June fourteenth, we struck tents, and moved about five miles towards Stafford Court House, when we were ordered back on picket, at Sedgewick's Crossing, below Falmouth. At three o'clock of the morning of the fifteenth, we were withdrawn, and moved again towards Stafford Court House, our corps forming the rear guard of the army. We reached Acquia Creek, near Dumfries, that night--twenty-eight miles; and on the next day marched to Occoquan--sixteen miles farther. On the seventeenth we marched to Fairfax Station, and on the nineteenth to Centreville. Up to this, the weather had been very hot, and the men suffered severely from the hard marching. On the twentieth we were detailed to guard the train, and marched in a severe rain to Gainesville, reaching that place after midnight. On the next day we went to Thoroughfare Gap, where we were kept upon picket duty until the twenty-fifth, when we took up the line of march for the Potomac. The regiment was shelled by the
re from his accustomed post of honor on the field, let us strive to imitate his virtues, and trust that what is loss to us may be more than gain to him. By command of Maj.-Gen. J. E. B. Stuart. R. Channing Price, Major, and Assistant Adjutant-General. Report of Brigadier-General Fitz Lee. headquarters Lee's cavalry brigade, March 23, 1863. General B. H. Chilton, A. A. G. and A. I. G., A. N. V.: Sir: I have the honor to submit the following report of an encounter on the seventeenth instant, between my brigade and a division of the enemy's cavalry, certainly not less than three thousand mounted men, with a battery of artillery: My first intimation of their approach was in a telegram received at eleven A. M., on the sixteenth, from headquarters Army of Northern Virginia. At six P. M. scouts reported them at Morrisville, a little place six miles from Kelley's Ford. At one A. M., another report informed me that the enemy had encamped at that place, coming from three di
two brigades, I directed he should continue the work of getting up his train during the night of the sixteenth. This was done, and early on the morning of the seventeenth, the road being free, the First and Third brigades, with their baggage trains and the ammunition and supply trains of the division, began to ascend the mountains. The work was continued unintermittedly through the day and entire night of the seventeenth, and by ten o'clock of the eighteenth the whole was up. Wagner's brigade had advanced to Tracy City Monday morning, the seventeenth, with orders to move forward as far as the Thurman, or Anderson road, on Tuesday, the eighteenth. I allseventeenth, with orders to move forward as far as the Thurman, or Anderson road, on Tuesday, the eighteenth. I allowed the First and Third brigades, Buell's and Harker's, to rest until one P. M., on the eighteenth, and then moved to Tracy City. Wagner was ordered to advance on the Thurman road to Thurman, Wednesday morning, select a good encampment, and await my arrival there with the other Second brigades and the heavy trains. The distance
; Brevet Major-General Ayres, Second division. General Bankhead writes me, under date of June twenty-seventh: Sir: In reply to your letter of the seventeenth inst., received the twenty-fifth, I have the honor to state that I was with you April first, at the time you received some instructions from General Sheridan, thro Crawford, Brevet Major-General. The following is from General Griffin, dated June twenty-sixth: General: In reply to your communication of the seventeenth instant, in reference to the movement of the First division just prior to the battle of Five Forks, April first, 1865, I have to state I was in command of that divi Brevet Major-General. The following is from General Ayres, dated June twenty-fourth: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of yours of the seventeenth inst., last evening, asking an official statement concerning the movement of the Fifth corps on the first of April, from the position where it was massed to that w
tions prior to the battle of Chickamauga, and require no further comments here. On Thursday, seventeenth ultimo, I moved from Dalton, and on Friday morning from Ringgold to Peavine Creek, having wihe impending battle. I resumed the command of my brigade, which had been relinquished on the seventeenth, at Lafayette, Georgia, for the purpose of relieving Major-General Hindman, who was too unwel where it had been bivouacked a few days, towards the battle-field. Resting the night of the seventeenth, near Rock Spring, it proceeded the next day to Thedford's Ford on the Chickamauga Creek. Briirst Lieutenant W. S. Everett, in an affair at and from Ringgold to Chickamauga Creek, on the seventeenth and eighteenth instant, and at the battle of Chickamauga, on the nineteenth and twentieth insant. By order from Brigadier-General Johnson, this brigade moved at three P. M. on the seventeenth instant, from its encampment, three miles south of Ringgold, on the Ringgold and Dalton road, in
ps continued their work of repair, subject to a continued shelling from gunboats and monitors at long range. On the seventeenth, the enemy's vessels all disappeared from the Stono, and his troops were concentrated on Little Folly and Morris Islanith the transportation to Cummins' Point. This has had, ever since, to be carried on at night. On the night of the seventeenth, the Thirty-first North Carolina regiment relieved Colonel Oldstead's command of Georgia troops, and Captain Craven's rom the enemy's fleet while faithfully performing his arduous duties. Battery Cheves was opened on the morning of the seventeenth, at nine o'clock, with four eight-inch columbiads and four eight-inch navy guns on ship carriages. The fire was kept attery Haskell also opened on the enemy's working parties between Morris and Black Islands. During the night of the seventeenth, the enemy remained comparatively quiet. The troops on Morris Island were resupplied, and a large quantity of ammunit
Stevenson was directed to delay the movement of Vaughn's brigade; and on the seventeenth Major Mims, Chief Quartermaster, was instructed that no more troops would beveloped in a few words to cover the whole case. Early in the morning of the seventeenth, the enemy opened his artillery at long range, and very soon pressed forward Black, joined his company in the rifle-pits early on the morning of the seventeenth instant, and when his company was ordered to fall back, abandoned his company ance was, however, very inadequate to this purpose. During the night of the seventeenth, nothing of importance occurred. Most of the artillery was speedily placed rown away, their arms on the retreat. General Johnston was notified, on the seventeenth, of the results of the battle of Baker's Creek and Big Black, and informed tmost exposed and important positions on the whole line. On the night of the seventeenth, and during the eighteenth, Major-General Smith, misapprehending my instruct
Doc. 49.-expedition into East Tennessee. Report of Major-General Stevenson. headquarters Stevenson's division, near Tyner's Station, November 12, 1863. To Colonel G. W. Brent, A. A. G. Army of Tennessee: Colonel: Agreeably to orders received from army headquarters on the seventeenth ultimo, I proceeded to Charleston, Tennessee, arriving there with a portion of my command about two o'clock P. M., on the nineteenth ultimo. The failure of the railroad officials to carry out the arrangements and obey the orders relative to the transportation of the troops, and the delay caused thereby, have been made the subject of a special communication to the commanding General. Immediately upon my arrival at Charleston I gave the following directions to Colonels Morrison and Dibrell, commanding brigades of cavalry: Colonel Morrison, with his whole effective force, reinforced by Colonel McKenzie's and Major Jessie's commands, will move so as to reach the rear of Philadelphia by
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