Election of Senator in Alabama.
Montgomery, Aug. 22.
-- Hon. Robert Jemison, Jr.
, was elected to-day to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Yancey
in the Confederate Senate. Mr. Curry
was not a candidate, and the position was yielded to Jemison
as an act of party magnanimity.
It is believed by many of Curry
's friends that he could have been elected.
was originally a nullifier, and though subsequently a co-operationist, has been a firm and uncompromising supporter of the war. Jemison
was a member of the Secession Convention, and has been for many years a leading member of the State Legislature for Tuscaloosa county