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ifteenth, Mr. Blair reported to the House, and the report was agreed to. So the bill passed, and was approved by the President on the sixteenth of April, 1862. No. Xxvii.--The Bill to facilitate the Discharge of Enlisted Men for Physical Disability. In the Senate, on the twenty-ninth of April, 1862, Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts, introduced a bill to facilitate the discharge of enlisted men for physical disability, which was read twice and referred to the Military Committee. On the second of May, Mr. Wilson, from the Committee, reported it back without amendment. It empowered the medical inspector general, or any medical inspector, to discharge from the service of the United States any soldier or enlisted man laboring under any physical disability which made it disadvantageous to the service that he be retained therein; and the certificate in writing of the inspector general or medical inspector, setting forth the existence and nature of such physical disability, was to be su
connected with the battle of the Wilderness, May second, and of Chancellorsville, May third, and eve to report that, about eleven o'clock A. M., May second, by order of Major General A. P. Hill, I witked for the night. About six o'clock A. M., May second, moved up the dirt road about half a mile, f a strong picket line on the outposts. Saturday, May 2d.--We were relieved about sunrise, and sh was allowed to rest for a short time. Saturday, second May, about ten o'clock A. M., my command mo was made a little after dark, Saturday, the second May, when General Jackson's fire was heavy, and und Chancellorsville, Saturday and Sunday, the second and third of May, for its veteran-like behavioor the night. Early on the morning of the second of May the brigade was moved forward on the plankof this brigade during the late battles of the second and third of May, in the vicinity of Chancello Casualties in the Battle of Chancellorsville, May 2d and 3d, 1863. command.brigade.division.kil[8 more...]
at the latter place and along the Southside Railroad, belonging to the Army of the Potomac. When these troops were relieved by troops from the Army of the James, I was left in Petersburg awaiting orders. I then addressed a letter (copy sent herewith), dated April ninth, to General Rawlins, Chief of Staff, soliciting an investigation. On the twenty-second April, I sent another, requesting permission to publish the first one, for the reasons set forth therein (copy sent herewith). On the second May, I telegraphed Colonel Bowers, Adjutant-General, to ascertain if these had been received, and he answered, they were received, the latter during General Grant's absence. Orders have been sent you (me) to report here, when you can see the General. On May third, I received by telegraph an extract from General Orders No. 78, of May first, assigning me to the command of the Department of the Mississippi I at once proceeded to Washington, and, after a personal interview with General Grant,
State. The time to strike the enemy with the best hope of saving Vicksburg, was when he was landing near Bruinsburg. To do this with any prospect of success, a rapid concentration of all the forces should have been made, and an attack. Under this conviction, I telegraphed to General Pemberton on May first, from Tullahoma: If Grant's army lands on this side of the river, the safety of Mississippi depends on beating it. For that object you should unite your whole force. And, again, on May second: If Grant crosses, unite your whole force to beat him. Success will give back what was abandoned to win it. These instructions were neglected, and time was given to Grant to gain a foothold in the State, and at Port Gibson and Raymond detachments of our troops were defeated and driven back by overwhelming numbers of the enemy. On the thirteenth, when I learned that there were four divisions of the enemy at Clinton, distant twenty miles from the main body of General Pemberton's forces