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osed to be raised for a year. Mr. Blair believed it would not. Mr. McClernand, of Illinois moved to amend the bill by reducing the sum one huamendment proposed by Mr. McKnight to the amendment proposed by Mr. McClernand. Mr. Diven, of New-York, declared his readiness to vote a million of men if half a million were not sufficient. Mr. McClernand was willing to give the amount of men and money required by the Executive resver the land with our armies. Mr. Cox, of Ohio, would vote for Mr. McClernand's amendment; he would vote what was required to enable the Execsed the action of the Governor. Mr. McKnight's motion to amend Mr. McClernand's amendment was rejected; and Mr. McClernand's amendment was loMr. McClernand's amendment was lost — only forty-seven voting for it. The clause appropriating five hundred millions, dollars was stricken out of the bill. Mr. Vallandigham, agreed to, and then the amendment of Mr. Diven was rejected. Mr. McClernand moved that the commander of a brigade shall have power to appoi
be particulary engaged with Deer Creek, by land from Greenville. I have forces there to meet him. It is reported, but hot yet confirmed, that a movement under McClernand, in large force by land, is in progress west of the river and southward; I doubt it. My operations west of the Mississippi must greatly depend on the movement oime of your approach. The enemy encompasses my lines from right to left flank, occupying all roads. He has three corps: Sherman on my left; McPherson, centre; McClernand on my right; Hurlburt's division from Memphis, and Ellett's marine brigade (the last afloat). Enemy has made several assaults. My men are in good spirits, awaithirds of the cavalry of Mississippi to Tennessee. By this transfer from Mississippi at a time when General Grant had fallen back on Memphis, and Sherman and McClernand had been repulsed at Vicksburg, I gave strength to the Army of Tennessee, which had been greatly reduced by the engagements near Murfreesboro, and enabled Gener
done to all, as near as possible.) This threw me in line of battle in the following order: Seventh Texas on the right, first Mississippi regiment second, Eighth Kentucky third, and Third Mississippi on the left, and in front of the left of General McClernand's division of the Federal army. During this entire time the enemy kept up a continuous volley of musketry, with, however, but little effect — most of the balls passing over us. I now ordered the entire command to advance and occupy the creposition, and four pieces of Swartz's battery in our possession. The enemy continued to fall back, contesting the crest of every hill, until we had driven them over one and a half miles, and had possession of the ground occupied by the left of McClernand's and Wallace's division of the Federal army. The enemy had disappeared behind the crests of a range of hills about half a mile in our front, and in the direction of their transports. At this point I was ordered to halt my command and await f