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viding that vacancies occurring among officers of volunteer regiments should be filled by the President, on the recommendation of officers of the regiments. Mr. Holman, of Indiana, and Mr. McPherson, of Pennsylvania, opposed the amendment, and Mr. Browne, of Rhode Island, advocated it. On the twelfth, the consideration of the bill was resumed, and the amendment rejected. The eighteenth amendment, providing that volunteer officers should have equal rank with officers of like grade having commis of conference, and Mr. Wilson, Mr. Nesmith, and Mr. Howard were appointed managers on the part of the Senate. The House insisted upon its amendments, agreed to a committee of conference, and Mr. Olin, of New-York, Mr. Dunn, of Indiana, and Mr. G. H. Browne, of Rhode Island, were appointed managers. On the seventh of July, Mr. Wilson, from the committee of conference, reported to the Senate that they recommend to their respective Houses: That the Senate adhere to their disagreement to the amen
river, and gave them a parting salute. He was greeted with grape and canister, and had one man killed. There were no casualties at my batteries. From Yankee sources, we learned that the pirates lost six killed and twenty wounded. Whether they over-estimated or under-estimated their loss, I do not know. They sometimes lie on one side, and sometimes on another. In a few days, the pirates returned as high as Port Tobago, with five more of their thievish consorts. Eleven rifle guns of Colonel Browne's reserve artillery and all my division batteries were brought down to the river, under cover of a dense fog, and, when it lifted, were opened upon them. The firing was bad, except from the Whitworth, and it soon drove them under cover of a thick growth of woods, where they lay concealed. We have learned, from the same respectable Yankee source, that three of the pirates were struck, one three times, and that a captain was killed and four or five other thieves knocked on the head. We