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r in the chair. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Peterkin, of the Protestant Episcopal Church. Reports from committees. Mr. Anderson, from Committee on Military Affairs, reported a bill to suspend the operations of an ordinance passed by the late Conved. Both documents were laid upon the table and ordered to be printed. The militia bill. The bill reported by Mr. Anderson, of Botetourt, suspending the operations of the militia ordinance until February 10th, was taken up. Mr. Collier ion directing e Speaker to issue writs of election to fill vacancies from counties not represented in the House. Mr. Anderson, of Botetourt, favored the measure. It was just and proper the citizens of the unrepresented districts should have anof filling the vacancies by the House. The plan of holding elections in camps was improper and unconstitutional. Mr. Anderson, of Botetourt, said the resolution said nothing about the mode of election. Mr. Collier said there were citizens
ared upon the field in citizen's dress gave his commands in the most emphatic manner, and led the fierce charges in person. After the Yankees had been driven to the woods, the Lee Battery of Lynchburg opened upon them with marked effect. Capt P. B. Anderson, who commanded this battery, seeing a number of men partially concealed by fallen timber, supposed they were our pickets, and called out to them to come into the ditches. Hardly were the words out of his mouth, when a shower of musketry whe was as brave a man as he ever saw. Capt. Thompson also behaved with great gallantry. He was surrounded once, but extricated himself, receiving many bullets through his clothing, but sustaining no personal injury. It is stated of Capt. Anderson, the veteran hero who fell early in the engagement, that this was his fifty-eighth battle. Col. Johnson said on the battle field, that he could storm Arlington Heights with 10,000 such troops as the boys from the Northwest. Johnson was