What says the country and the Congress?
Speaking for the army, I am exceedingly rejoiced in being able to state that the noble move begun in their midst by Battle's gallant brigade of Alabamians is likely to go on, until every brigade in the army shall declare its voluntary purpose never to lay down arms until our honorable and lasting peace shall have been won on the battle field, or secured through negotiation.
The whole of Rodes's division, consisting of Battle's Alabama brigade, Daniel's, Johnson's and Ramseur's N. C. brigades, and Doles's Georgia brigades, have patriotically followed the lead of Rodes's old brigade, and are now enrolled for the war. Nor has it ended here Lane's North Carolinians of Wilcox's division, and Wilcox's old brigade of Anderson's division, have likewise renewed their pledges of devotion to their cause and country.
Old Virginia, too, is no laggard in this glorious work.
Mahone's brigade, made up of men from those portions of the State now wi