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tts, the bill was taken from the Speaker's table. Mr. Blake, of Ohio, moved to amend it, so as not to require discharges on surgeon's certificates. Mr. Richardson, of Illinois, and Mr. McPherson, of Pennsylvania, opposed the amendment, and Mr. Blake withdrew it. The bill was then passed without a division, and was approved by the President on the twenty-seventh day of December, 1862. No. Xl.--The Bill to improve the Organization of the Cavalry Forces. In the Senate, on the sixteenth of December, 1862, Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, introduced a bill to improve the organization of the cavalry forces, which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. On the seventeenth, Mr. Wilson reported it back without amendment. It provided that thereafter each regiment of cavalry might have two assistant-surgeons, and that each company of cavalry should have from sixty to seventy-eight privates. Mr. Wilson explained that the object was to have a minimum number in the
illery. When it is recollected that this account takes in the losses on their left, where we used but little artillery, it would seem probable that their proportion of losses from the artillery in the battle in front of Marye's Hill was much greater. I have the honor to be, Major, very respectfully, H. C. Cabell, Colonel, and Chief of Artillery, Major-General McLaws's Division. Report of Captain D. Lang, of Eighth Florida regiment. headquarters Eighth Florida regiment, December 16, 1862. Major J. H. Whitner, Assistant Adjutant-General of Perry's Brigade: Major: I have the honor to report that, in conformity with orders, I moved my command on the night of the eighth instant, above Fredericksburg, near the canal, and relieved the Twelfth Mississippi regiment, then on duty as a reserve force for the support of our pickets. On the morning of the eleventh instant, at about five o'clock, I received orders, to report with my command at once, at the market-house, to Bri