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er their services to the President to aid in the defence of Richmond. After various amendments and much discussion the resolution was laid on the table. Mr. Lester, of Ga., submitted a resolution of inquiry on the propriety of allowing all substitutes in the Confederate States over the age of fifty years to be discharged. Laid on the table. Mr. Marshall, of Ky., submitted a resolution that the House as a body attend the obsequies of Gen. Jenkins, of South Carolina. Adopted. Mr. Smith, of N. C., introduced a bill to more clearly define the duties of persons in the military service between the ages of 17 and 18 and between 45 and 50. Referred. Mr. Murray, of Tenn., introduced a bill to prevent malicious arrest by officers of the C. S. Army. Referred. Mr. Foote, of Tenn., submitted a resolution for the purpose of withdrawing our Commissioners from foreign countries within ninety days, except in such cases that we have good reason to believe recognition will occur.
The Daily Dispatch: May 10, 1864., [Electronic resource], The movement on Richmond--two more Repulses of the enemy by Gen Lee — affairs on the Southside — feint at Drewry's Bluff — fight expected near Petersburg Today — the Central Railroad Tapped, &c, &c. (search)
his troops, announcing that they were once more about to advance against the enemies of their country, and exhorting them to bear with patience the hardships and sacrifices they would be called upon to endure. The above is from the Gazette of the 6th. The paper of the 7th says: We have nothing more to report in regard to the movements of the several columns now operating against Richmond. We are now told that whilst Meade is moving upon Lee by the way of the Rapidan, Gen (Buldy) Smith has landed on the Southside of James river, for the purpose of attacking Petersburg and Fort Darling, (Fort Drewry,,) whilst another force, under Gen Butter, accompanied by monitors and gunboats, has moved up the river to his support. We are also again informed that Sigel is marching up the Valley from Winchester. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. A small body of Confederates, belonging to Capt Pierce's company, of McNiel's regiment, captured Piedmont, on the Baltimore and Ohio Rai
Deserters. --Several deserters were brought in yesterday; some from Butler, others from Grant. One from Grant's army gave his name as Thos Smith, and said he was a North Carolinian and had a brother in our army, but that he had been living in New Jersey for several years. He was sent to the Castle.
The Daily Dispatch: May 10, 1864., [Electronic resource], The movement on Richmond--two more Repulses of the enemy by Gen Lee — affairs on the Southside — feint at Drewry's Bluff — fight expected near Petersburg Today — the Central Railroad Tapped, &c, &c. (search)
up and send him to the Hades of all defeated Yankee Generals. He will, possibly, if he is permitted, cross the river and put himself in connection with his supplies via the Potomac and Aquia creek Railroad. But if he does that, he must be regarded as so far a defeated man, that he has sought security in flight, and it will be long before he can sufficiently recover the spirits and discipline of his army to hazard further campaigning. He might, however, in that event, plan a junction with Smith and Gilmore, either on the Rappahannock or the James. These matters are so soon to be settled, that it is useless to speculate about them. --Let us hope that the redoubtable Grant will not imitate McClellan, by seeking safety in flight; but stand up like a man and triumph or fall gallantly. The Southern army only asks the opportunity to try conclusions fairly and fight it out. On the James river the enemy seems inclined to press the amphibious part of the combined attack against R