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bills will be received for consideration." Mr. Lyoss moved that the resolution and the amendment be laid on the table. Motion agreed to. Mr. Miles, from the Committee on Military Affairs, asked the unanimous consent of the House to report from that committee the following bills: A bill making appropriations for the relief of our prisoners taken at Forts Donelson and Henry. Report received and committee discharged from its further consideration. Also, memorial from Gen. Duff Green, reported back and committee discharged. Also, a bill in reference to the public defences, placing heavy artillery companies on the same footing with those of light artillery; which was taken up and passed. Also, a bill to promote the efficiency of the medical department of the army; which provides for the appointment of two assistant Surgeon Generals, with the rank and allowance of Lieutenant Colonel of Cavalry; also, ten medical directors to act as inspectors. The bill was
ttacked our whole line. Being driven back, the enemy concentrated on our left, forcing us to fall back. The Federals then crossed to the battery over the river.-- This move proved fatal to them. We charged their battery and captured it, dispersing them with great slaughter. The Confederate loss in 36 killed and 106 wounded. The enemy's loss in killed and wounded is over 500. Major Lockridge and Captain Van Hanvel of our army, were killed. Colonel W. L. Robards is slightly wounded. At the beginning of the fight a shell exploded in the midst Kit Careon's regiment, killing and wounding 20. We captured a field battery of seven splendid guns, Mo muskets, and many prisoners. Colonel Green commanded our forces.--General Sibley, though sick, was on the battle field. General Canby commanded the Federals. Later. Twenty-five hundred of the enemy returned to Fort Craig; the balance are missing. Our forces have surrounded them, and they must capitulate.