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against it, if it were proposed to induce men to take a charitable office for money. Mr. Grimes's amendment was rejected, the amendment of the committee agreed to, and the bill as amended passed without a division. In the House, on the twentieth of December, Mr. Olin, of New-York, from the Military Committee, reported back the bill without amendment, and it was passed without a division; and approved by the President, on the twenty-fourth of December, 1861. No. Xvi.--The Bill relating to l business in a large army, and should be passed with as little delay as possible. The opinion of the Commanding General is concurred in and approved by this department. The bill was then passed without a division. In the House, on the twentieth of December, Mr. Blair, from the Military Committee, reported back the bill relative to courts-martial, without amendment, and it passed without a division. The President approved it on the twenty-fourth of December, 1861. No. Xvii.--Joint Resolu
while on picket. 3d South Carolina Regiment,5201412419144163 7th South Carolina Regiment, 465165561 8th South Carolina Regiment, 2425 2731 15th South Carolina Regiment, 1250 5254 James's Battalion, 1 1 22  5342930434339373  Report of Brigadier-General Wright. Headquartres Wright's brigade, Anderson's division, camp near Fredericksburg, December 24, 1862. Major Thomas S. Mills, A. A. G. Division: Major: In compliance with circular issued from division headquarters on December twentieth, I herewith transmit a report of the part taken by my brigade in the action at Fredericksburg. At early dawn on the morning of the eleventh instant, my brigade was put under arms and marched to a position in the rear of our redoubts on the left of the plank road, and there formed in line of battle, my right resting on General Mahone's left, and my left upon General Wilcox's right. In this position we remained until the morning of the sixteenth, when, the enemy having retired acros
ations of the Army of Tennessee, while it was under my command. Want of the reports of the Lieutenant-Generals, for which I have waited until now, prevents me from being circumstantial: In obedience to the orders of the President, received by telegraph at Clinton, Mississippi, December eighteenth, 1863, I assumed command of the Army of Tennessee, at Dalton, on the twenty-seventh of that month. Letters from the President and Secretary of War, dated respectively twenty-third and twentieth of December, impressed upon me the importance of soon commencing active operations against the enemy. The relative forces, including the moral effect of the affair of Missionary Ridge, condition of artillery horses, most of those of the cavalry, and want of field-transportation, made it impracticable to effect these wishes of the Executive. On the thirty-first of December the effective total of the infantry and artillery of that army, including two brigades belonging to the Department of Mis