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esboro pike, and next morning relieved Van Cleve, who returned to his position in the left wing. disposition for January 1, 1863. After careful examination, and free consultation with corps commanders, followed by a personal examination of thde, Fourth division, (Second brigade, Second division, left wing,) Fourteenth army corps, from December 26, 1862, to January 1, 1863. The Nineteenth brigade, of Nelson's old Fourth division, was organized under its present commander in January, 1 mortally wounded, died at six o'clock, January fifth, 18(3 ; Lieut.-Col. Moses F. Wooster, mortally wounded, died January first, 1863 ; First Lieutenant Asa B. Hillyer, mortally wounded, died January fourth, 1863; Second Lieut. John B. Biddle, killl I was relieved at one o'clock A. M., when I was again ordered to the rear for refreshments and rest. On the first of January, 1863, I was ordered to the rear and centre of Van Cleve's and Wood's divisions, where I remained until twelve o'clock
captured four thousand prisoners, including two brigadier-generals, thirty-one pieces of artillery, and some two hundred wagons and teams. Our loss is heavy; that of the enemy much greater. Braxton Bragg, General Commanding. Murfreesboro, January 1, 1863. General S. Cooper: The expedition under General Forrest has fully accomplished its object. The railroads are broken in various places. A large amount of stores has been destroyed, many arms captured, and one thousand two hundred prisoners paroled. Gen. Morgan has done his work, but the full effect is not known. The enemy in Tennessee and Mississippi are without railroad and telegraphic communication with their rear. Braxton Bragg. Murfreesboro, January 1, 1863. The enemy has yielded his strong point and is falling back. We occupy the whole field and shall follow. General Wheeler, with his cavalry, made a complete circuit of their army on the thirtieth and thirty-first. He captured and destroyed three hundred wagons
our armies, and perpetrating other atrocities, which would be disgraceful to savages. And, whereas, the said Government of the United States, in the same spirit of barbarous ferocity, has recently enacted a law entitled, An Act to suppress insurrection, to punish treason and rebellion, to seize and confiscate the property of rebels, and for other purposes; and has announced by a proclamation issued by Abraham Lincoln, the President thereof, that, in pursuance of said law, on the first day of January, 1863, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall be in rebellion against the United States, shall be thenceforward and forever free; and has thereby made manifest that the vast war of invasion which it wages with such lawless cruelty is conducted with a view, by judicial murders, banishments, and otherwise, to exterminate the loyal population of these States; to transfer their property to their enemies; to emancipate their slaves;
Doc. 95.-attack on Galveston, Texas. The following is the official report of the court of inquiry ordered by Admiral Farragut, to investigate the Galveston disaster: United States steam Stoop Hartford, at anchor off New-Orleans, Jan. 12, 1863. sir: In conformity with your instructions, we proceed to state the facts in relation to the capture of Galveston, Texas, on the first of January, 1863, as elicited by the testimony before the court of inquiry. The naval force in possession consisted of the Westfield, Clifton, Harriet Lane, Owasco, Sachem, and Corypheus. The two latter had joined only two days previous to the attack, having come up from below, the Sachem (steamer) in a broken-down condition, and the Corypheus as her escort. The positions of the vessels were as shown by the accompanying chart. The United States troops on shore consisted of two hundred and sixty rank and file, commanded by Colonel Burrill, of the Forty-second Massachusetts volunteers, occupying, by
decreed freedom as the law forever in the vast unoccupied or half unsettled Territories which are directly subject to its legislative power. It has offered pecuniary aid to all States which will enact emancipation locally, and has forbidden your Generals to restore fugitive slaves who seek their protection. You have entreated the slave-masters to accept these moderate offers; and after long and patient waiting, you, as Commander-in-Chief of the Army, have appointed to-morrow, the first of January, 1863, as the day of unconditional freedom for the slaves of the rebel States. Heartily do we congratulate you and your country on this humane and righteous course. We assume that you cannot now stop short of a complete uprooting of slavery. It would not become us to dictate any details, but there are broad principles of humanity which must guide you. If complete emancipation in some States be deferred, though only to a predetermined day, still in the interval, human beings should not b
t in the opinion of Congress the commissioned officers of the enemy ought not to be delivered to the authorities of the respective States, as suggested in the said message; but all captives taken by the confederate forces ought to be dealt with and disposed of by the confederate government. Sec. 2. That, in the judgment of Congress, the Proclamations of the President of the United States, dated respectively September twenty-second, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and January first, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, and the other measures of the Government of the United States and of its authorities, commanders and forces, designed or tending to emancipate slaves in the confederate States, or to abduct such slaves, or to incite them to insurrection, or to employ negroes in war against the confederate States, or to overthrow the institution of African slavery and bring on a servile war in these States, would, if successful, produce atrocious consequences, and they are inconsistent w