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Cleburne's fine divisions. I am not yet informed of the composition of Polk's command, which occupied the centre, nor of Walker's corps which was held in reserve. By order of Gen. Bragg the attack was commenced about 10 o'clock Sunday morning, The enemy had massed a heavy force on this part of the field, and maintained his position with so much stubbornness that Walker was ordered up with his reserves to the support of Hill and Polk. He moved forward in superb style, and fell upon the en But the manœuvre by which the Federal commander sought to reinforce his right wing did not escape the notice of Polk, Walker and Hill. They detected the movement and again attacked the enemy's centre and left wing, now reduced by the reinforceme from annihilation. Gen. Hill speaks in high terms of Breckinridge and Cleburne, and their brave commands. Polk and Walker acquired fresh renown; and the bold and intrepid Forrest, the gallant Wheeler, and the spirited Wharton, with their hardy
lculated, with honor to the State, to bring about an armistice. On motion of Mr. Morgan the resolution was indefinitely postponed. The following resolutions of inquiry were submitted: By Mr. Burr: Of empowering the James River and Kanawha Canal Company, and other lines of internal improvement, to regulate the charges for freight and passengers. By Mr. Holden: Why the Confederate soldier is not furnished with rations according to the Army Regulations; and if they cannot be furnished, why commutation is not allowed. By Mr. Kelly: Of exempting from taxation the "Model Farm," Petersburg. Mr. Walker, of Rockingham, offered a resolution that the present session of the Legislature be adjourned on Monday, the 12th of October. Laid over under the rules. The calendar was then taken up, and the bill relating to the impressment of negroes discussed at some length. The order of the day, the militia bill, was then reached, and occupied the remainder of the day's session.