is especial honor at the hands of his country; and in cases of especial merit he is hereby authorized to confer upon brigades, regiments, and battalions, or other corps, such evidences of appreciation as will impress upon the mind of each soldier that he is in the service of a country proud to do honor to its patriotic sons.
Mr. Hill, from the Committee on Judiciary, reported a bill for the repression and punishment of counterfeiting C. S. Treasury notes.
Ordered to be printed.
Mr. Davis, of N. C., from the Committee on Claims, reported back the memorial in behalf of Gen. Hardee, in connection with his work on Military Tactics, and requested to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject, the committee being unwilling, at this time, to inaugurate the policy of bestowing pecuniary rewards upon any person, however meritorious.
The memorial was laid upon the table.
The calendar being taken up,
The bill creating a Paymaster's Department, separate and
nd provided with pure water — and you might dig until you lost day light in that red-hot soil, and not find enough to wet the palm of the hand.
I suppose by this time you have undergone various surmises in regard to the northern trip which Com. Davis and Gen. Curtis are making.
The precise reason for their pilgrimage to the seat of authority are not known, but the nature of their derelictions is public enough.
Davis proved himself an infant in conception, and an imbecile in execution, froDavis proved himself an infant in conception, and an imbecile in execution, from the moment he left Memphis to besiege Vicksburg until he came away with the indelible disgrace of having been whipped and bullied by the Arkansas into abject submission.
The fear of losing a vessel was strong enough to overcome the hope of glory, and there was nothing but folding of hands and crossing of arms.
The results of the expedition were these: Gained — nothing.
Lost — the Carondolet shot to pieces, the Louisville disabled, the Benton riddled, the Tyler demolished, the Essex and Sum<