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wing, which was under command of Gen. Bragg. In the afternoon Gens. Polk and Hardee were summoned, and another conceal of officers was held at the cross roads, within a few hundred yards of the spot where we all bivouacked the night before the battle. The question was --as we have lost a day shall we fight? It was decided to strike. At 9 o'clock we bivouacked by fires. The General slept in an ambulance in which were brought our blankets from our single tent at Mon rey Preston, Wickliffe and myself slept by the same fire. Gen. Hardee came to our fire at 12 o'clock and said his men were out of provisions. As Gen. Johnston had spent the night before without sleep, I did not wish to awaken him, and directed Gen. Hardee to Col. Jordan, chief of Beauregard's staff. The General had ordered his horse at five o'clock, April 6, Sunday morning. We all got off in fine spirits, our pickets having announced by 5½ o'clock that the ball was opened. By 6½ firing was heard nearly all
hem this afternoon.--Mr. Roscoe Conklin made a spread-eagle speech against them, and Mr. Washburne, of Illinois, called him a defender of robbers, thieves, and plunderers. Mr. Holman, of Indiana, one of the committee, made a speech bristling with facts that would damn any party that should attempt to excuse them.--The opposition members have enjoyed this family quarrel exceedingly. They sit quietly around the ring while the fight is going on and the rascality is shown up. The venerable Mr. Wickliffe, of Kentucky, was an admiring spectator this afternoon, and his countenance, for the first time during this session, was a picture of contentment. Many of the Republicans who have no axes to grind in the contracts mourn the affair, saying that if the committee were handsomely sustained the Republican party would not suffer in the next campaign from the deviltries of individuals, as it may, since its leaders have so stoutly defended the guilty ones. Commercial New York, April 30.