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C., newly elected Senators, were duly presented, and those gentlemen took the oath of office. The credentials of Messrs. R. W. Johnson, of Ark, and James M. Baker, of Fla., Senators re-elected, being presented, also took the oath of office. Mr. Siof Mr. Orr, it was ordered that hereafter, until otherwise ordered, the Senate meet at 12 o'clock M. On motion of Mr. Johnson, of Ark., it was ordered that the Senate elect the standing committees at half-past 12 o'clock to-day. On motion of Mr. Johnson, a committee of three was appointed to wait on the President of the Confederate States and inform him that a quorum of the two Houses of Congress had assembled, and were ready to receive any message he might desire to communicate. MeMessrs. Johnson of Arkansas, Semmes of La., and Brown of Miss., were appointed the committee, who waited on the President, and, returning, announced that he would presently communicate with Congress by written message. In a few moments the following
Being satisfied from the latest information from him that be must by this time be on his way from Rossville, though not yet in sight, and discovering that the enemy, in his desperation to defeat or resist the progress of Sherman, was weakening his centre on Missionary Ridge, determined me to order the advance at once. Thomas was accordingly directed to move forward his troops, constituting our centre — Baird's division, (Fourteenth corps,) Wood's and Sheridan's divisions, (4th corps,) and Johnson's division (Fourteenth corps) with a double line of skirmishers thrown out, followed in easy supporting distance by the whole force — and carry the rifle pits at the foot of Missionary Ridge, and when carried to reform his line in the rifle pits, with a view to carry the top of the ridge. These troops moved forward, drove the enemy from his rifle pits at the base of the ridge like bees from a hive, stopped but a moment until the whole were in line, and commenced the ascent of the mountain