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in legislation or in action. We want the Jackson practicalness in every department of affairs. We want our resources of men and means efficiently developed and carefully economized. We want the right men everywhere in the right place, from General Lee down to a Corporal.--We want the best military talent in the land at the head of all our armies. We want, in short, to live on this planet; and we cannot do it unless these essential requisites are had. It has become a question of life and dour strength so handled and applied that it will tell. We trust the Congress of the Confederate States will come down from the "high sentimental latitudes" on the African question, and permit itself to be guided by the sagacious, practical genius of General Lee. The President has placed the supreme military command in his hands, but, in order to give effect to that action, the Congress must place at his disposal all such means as he requires.--And whatever is done, must be done quickly.
nexpressible anguish when it is too late, unless they resist as men ought to resist whose all on earth is at stake. Let every soldier of the Confederacy bear in mind that, however humble his home is, that home will belong to a Yankee if he does not fight for it as a man ought to fight for his home; let every citizen open his heart and his purse, and cheer on the heroic defenders of the soil; let Congress put the bone and muscle of the country in the field; and if it has any question of the availability of any particular class of the population, for military service, refer that question to General Lee, who is the most competent judge, and whose opinions upon any subject connected with the public defence all men have confidence in. With united and determined action, we can show this Confiscating and Exterminating gang that the deliberate scheme of robbing and murdering a whole people cannot only be prevented, but punished and avenged as such diabolical crimes against humanity demand.
The News. Death of General Pegram, of Richmond.--the fighting South of Petersburg--General Lee's report. Grant's movement southwest of Petersburg turns out to have been no feint, but a serious attempt to extend his left, and plant it in closer proximity to the Southside railroad. Up to the latest advices, he had succeeded ground. Whether its possession is of much importance, or whether he was able to hold it yesterday, we have yet to learn. The following official report of General Lee was received at 11 o'clock Monday night: Headquarters Army of Northern Virginia, February 6, 1865. "General S. Cooper: The enemy moved in strong foivision arriving, the enemy was driven rapidly to his defences on Hatcher's run. "Our loss is reported to be small; that of the enemy not supposed great. R. E. Lee." Persons who came over on the evening rain report that the fighting had been known yesterday morning in the neighborhood of Hatcher's run, and was st
below it; to have the ground red, and a broad blue saltier thereon, bordered with white and emblazoned with mullets or five-pointed stars, corresponding in number to that of the Confederate States; the field to be white, except the outer half from the union, which shall be a red bar extending the width of the flag." Before offering the bill, that gentleman addressed a letter to the commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, requesting his views in regard to the proposed alteration. General Lee replied that he though it "very pretty," and that it certainly added distinctness to the flag: but, with his usual modesty, said he mistrusted his own judgment in such matters, and that the "naval gentlemen" were the proper persons to be consulted. The bill was accordingly referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and, after various plans were submitted, and the opinions of leading officers of our navy obtained, said committee unanimously recommended its adoption. On your suggestion t