205.-Confederate thanks to Gen. M'Culloch and his command.
The following resolution was introduced into the rebel Congress on the 21st of August by Mr. Ochiltree
, of Texas
, and was passed unanimously:
whereas, It has pleased Almighty God to vouchsafe to the arms of the Confederate States
another glorious and important victory in a portion of the country where a reverse would have been disastrous, by exposing the families of the good people of the State of Missouri
to the unbridled license of the brutal soldiery of an unscrupulous enemy; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Congress of the Confederate States
, That the thanks of Congress are cordially tendered to Brig.-Gen. Ben. McCulloch
, and the officers and soldiers of his brave command, for their gallant conduct in defeating, after a battle of six and a half hours, a force of the enemy equal in numbers, and greatly superior in all their appointments, thus proving that a right cause nerves the hearts and strengthens the arms of the Southern
people, fighting, as they are, for their liberty, their homes, and friends, against an unholy despotism.
, That in the opinion of Congress, General McCulloch
and his gallant troops are entitled to, and will receive the grateful thanks of our people.
, That the foregoing resolutions be communicated to that command by the proper department.