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O'Conner from this ship boarded her, with the loss of one man, shot under the fire from the enemy's sharp-shooters occupying riflepits on the sand-hills, which were high and near, and got her log-book, from which it appears that she is the Ranger; that she left Newcastle November eleventh, 1863, for Bermuda, where, after touching at Teneriffe, she arrived on the eighth of December; that she sailed from Bermuda January sixth, 1864, made our coast January tenth, about five miles north-east of Murrill's inlet, and landed her passengers. The next morning at daylight, intercepted by this ship, the Daylight, Governor Buckingham, and Aries, in her approach to Western bar, she was beached and fired by her crew as above mentioned. The attempts of the Governor Buckingham, aided by the Daylight and Aries, to extinguish the fire and haul the ranger off, were frustrated by the enemy's sharp-shooters, whose fire completety commanded her decks. This ship, drawing about twenty-four (24) feet, was
staggered on alone and unsupported down the mountain through the hail of shells and bullets to the hospital. Simultaneously with Logan's advance, Dodge moved from his works with three regiments--Sixty-sixth and Ninth Illinois, of Sweeny's division, and the Sixty-fourth Illinois, of Veatch's — and encountered the enemy's skirmishers directly after quitting the defences. The Fifth Illinois supported the Sixty-sixth. The Sixty-fourth was formed in two lines, one supporting the other. Colonel Murrill, of the Sixty-fourth Illinois, encountered such resistance from the enemy's skirmishers that he was compelled to bring up his reserves at the very outset. The same obstacles that Logan met with opposed the advance of Dodge. The thickets were almost impenetrable, and it was found impracticable to attempt the ascent in column of assault. It was determined therefore to deploy in line of battle, and the men, crawling cautiously and stealthily forward as skirmishers, through brush and o
ds of the of Mexico for colonizing them. Mr. Blair's amendment was rejected-- Mr. amendment was rejected Mr. Walton, (rep.,) of Va., proposed for the original bill providing death for the treason on conviction, and all slaves of the criminal, if any, shall he shall be imprisoned for and fined not less than of death. Persons hereafter the rebellion be punished by of all personal property, and unqualified from holding office Mr. Walton was rejected--29 Mr. Murrill, (rep.,) of Va., offered an amendment in the nature or a substitute for the original bill, providing forever free from servitude the slaves of rebels engaged in abetting the existing rebellion against the Government of the United States. Any person to declared under a claim to such shall be forthwith corpus by any Court of United States, and the Court or Judge on said writ shall commit for trial for the person so holding the said and on conviction of seizing or holding the said f