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eport of Colonel Fitch. headquarters Indiana brigade, July 6, 1862. Major-Gen. Grant, Commanding at Memphis: sir: We arrived here yesterday. A scouting party was sent out, who discovered the enemy within two miles of this place. One prisoner was taken. On the morning of the sixth a reconnoissance was ordered, consisting of about two hundred of the Twenty-fourth Indiana, under Col. Spicely, followed, at an interval of half an hour, by the same number of the Forty-third, under Lieut.-Col. Farrow, and again, after a like interval, by another detachment of the same number, jointly, from the Thirty-fourth and Forty-sixth, with a Dahlgren boat-howitzer, which last detachment I accompanied. The remainder of the command, under Lieut.-Col. Cameron, was ordered to hold themselves in readiness, if required, for support. Col. Spicely was directed to proceed upon the road on which the enemy had been discovered the evening previous, and attack him whenever and wherever he met him, and i
The Daily Dispatch: December 3, 1860., [Electronic resource], The late Railroad Disasters in Pennsylvania. (search)
The late Railroad Disasters in Pennsylvania. --The telegraph has announced a disaster on the Beaver Meadow Railroad, Pennsylvania, on Friday last. The train which left Mauch Chunk at 11:15 A. M., was thrown from the track at Bear Creek Dam, by the breaking of a rail, and the passenger car, containing some twenty-eight persons, was precipitated into the Lehigh river, a distance of about 15 feet. The persons drowned were Messrs. Farrow and sister, of Beaver Meadow, two Misses Smith, of Mauch Chunk, and Robert Nichols, conductor. The car leaving the track, stopped the engine so suddenly that the bell rope connecting it with the cars did not break, and it was used for hauling the car, which was floating with the top about two feet above the water, to the shore. Axes were then procured and a hole cut in the top, from which all the passengers were taken alive, except those mentioned above. Mr. Reuben Young, residing at Lockport, had the cap of his knee broken, and a Mr. Steiner had
ey of Ark., Dupre of La., Goods of Va., Tibbs of Tenn., Wright of Texas, Arrington of N. C., and Rawis of Ala. Parents.--Messrs. Bell of Missouri, Lander of North Carolina, Read of Kentucky, Chilton of Alabama, Staples of Virginia, Marshall of Louisiana, Hilton of Florida, Strickland of Georgia, and Wright of Texas. Claims.--Messrs. Smith of Virginia, Clopten of Alabama, Burnett of Kentucky, Villere of Louisiana, Clapp of Mississippi, McLane of North Carolina, Munnerlyn of Georgia, Farrow of South Carolina, and Gardenhire of Tennessee. Accounts.--Messrs. McQueen of South Carolina, Foster of Alabama, Kenan, of North Carolina, Strickland of Georgia, and Hanley of Arkansas. Rules and Officers of House.--Messrs. Jones of Tenn., Perkins of La., Boteler of Va., Lewis of Ga., and Smith of N. C. Pay and Mileage.--Messrs Burnett of Ky., Singleton of Miss., and Bridgers of N. C. Enrolled Bills.--Messrs. Elliott of Ky., Chambers of Miss., and Tibbs of Tenn. Flag
y, for brilliant services in New Mexico. The resolution was adopted. Mr. Chambliss, of Va., introduced a bill to provide for the appointment of Chaplains in the naval hospitals; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Mr. Boyoe, of S. C., introduced a bill entitled an act to provide pensions for officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians and privates, disabled in service, and in case of their deaths to continue the same to their widows, or orphan children. Mr. Farrow, of S. C., submitted two petitions in reference to post- routes; which were referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and Roads. Mr. Chilton, of Ala., offered a design for a flag; which was referred to the Committee on Flag and Seal. Mr. McQueen, of S. C., offered a memorial, which without reading, was referred to the Committee on Claims. Mr. Miles, of S. C., introduced a bill to organize the Supreme Court of the Confederate States and asked that it be printed; which was agr
sportation.--Messrs. CL liton, of Ala., Marshall, of La. McRae, of Miss. Preston, of Va., Clark, of Ga.; Lander, of N. C. Dawkins, of Fla. Ayer, of S. C., and Sexton of Texas. On Ordnance and Ordnance Stares.--Messrs. Boteler, of Va.; Conrad, of La.; Wright, of Tenn.; Clopton, of Ala; Hodge, of Ky.; Hartridge, of Ga. Cook, of Mo., Clapp, of Miss, and Herbert, of Texas. On the Medical Department.--Messrs. Wright, of Ga. Be . of Mo., Goode, of Va.; Chisman, of Ky.; Smith, of N. C.; Farrow, of S. C.; Ralls, of Ala.; McNeely, of Tenn., and Royston, of Ark. The morning hour having expired, the special order of the day came up, being the bill to provide for filling up existing regiments battalions, squadrons, and companies, and to increase the Provisional Army of the Confederate States, when Mr. Ayer, of S. C., gave notice of his intention to introduce an amendment at the proper time. Mr. Gentry. of Tenn., having the floor, addressed the House at length and earnestly in
tion being again open for discussion, the House was detained until half past 3 o'clock without coming to a vote, the opposition being confined to the second resolution. On a test vote, however, it was adopted by ayes, 63; noes, 15.--The resolutions, as they came from the committee, were agreed to by a decided majority of the House. Mr. Miles, of S. C., moved, as a substitute for the title of these resolutions, the following: Joint resolutions in relation to the late victories, and the crossing of the Potomac by the Army of Northern Virginia. To this Mr. Jones, of Tenn., moved to amend the title by adding the words, and "Congressional General Order, No. 1," so as to make it read, "Joint resolutions in relation to the late victories and the crossing of the Potomac by the Army of Northern Virginia." Upon this amendment, Mr. Farrow, of S. C., called the ayes and noes, which was agreed to, and the vote resulted — ayes 13, noes 56. On motion, the House then adjourned.
s for an increase of $4 per month for each non- commissioned officer and private. Mr. Foster, of Ala, moved to amend by striking out $4 and inserting $5. This motion was rejected. On the passage of the bill the vote was taken by ayes and noes, as follows: Ayes.--Messrs. Ashe, Atkins, Ayer, Baldwin, Batson, Bell, Bonham, Boyee, Bridges, H. W. Bruce, E. M. Bruce, Chambliss, Chisman, Clapp, Clopton, Collier, Cook, Crockett, Curvin, Curry, Dargan, Davis, Dawkins, Dejarnett, Ewing, Farrow, Foote, Foater, Freeman, Gardenheir, Gartrell, Gentry, Graham, Gray, Hanly, Hartridge, Heiskell, Herbert, Hilton, Hoge, Holcomb, Holt, Johnson, Kenan of Ga., Kenan of N. C., Kenner, Lander, Lyon, Machen, Marshall, McDowell, McLean, Menees, Miles, Moore, Perkins, Pugh, Royston, Russell, Sexton, Smith of Ala., Smith of N. C., Strickland, Swann. Tibbs, Trippe, Vest, Villere, Welch, Wilcox, Wright of Texas, Wright of Tenn, and Mr. Speaker.--74. Noes.--Messrs. Breckinridge, Conrad, Conroe,
e and ordered to be printed. This motion was agreed to The Chair also laid before the House a communication from the President, transmitting a report from the Secretary of War, of estimates for appropriations necessary to supply deficiencies in the medical department of the army. Referred. Mr. Kenner, of Louisiana, moved to suspend the rule requiring estimates to be printed before reference to the Committee of Ways and Means. The motion prevailed and the rule was suspended. Mr. Farrow, of S. C., from the Committee on Medical Department, called up the special order — the bill from that committee to reorganize and promote the efficiency of the Medical Department of the army. The bill was considered and passed. Mr. Royston, of Arkansas, from the Post Office Committee, reported back a bill to authorize the Postmaster General to employ special agents to ensure the speedy and certain transportation of mails across the Mississippi river. The bill was adopted. Mr. C
to include Gen. Bragg solely upon the official recommendation of Gen. Jos E. Johnston. Mr. Chrisman, of Ky., also made a personal explanation. He wished it known, especially by the Kentuckians in the Army of Tennessee that the course of Gen. Bragg in the Tennessee and Kentucky campaigns met with his cordial approval. Mr. Machen, of Ky., said he did not vote upon the engrossment of the resolutions, and now the privilege of recording his vote against them Objection was made. Mr. Farrow, of S. C. moved that when the House adjourn to-day it adjourn to meet on Monday next. Last — yeas 24 nays 48. Mr. Vest of Mo., moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill to provide for the arrest of soldiers absent from their command without leave, was laid upon the table. Mr. Gartcell, of Ga., called for the order of the day, and the House took up the bill entitled "in act to aid committees of Congress in the investigation of matters referred to them, and to pu
ssrs Arrington, Asha, Baldwin, Batton, Boyes, Bridges, H. W. Bruce N. M. Bruce, Clapp, Clarke, Clopton, Colder, Dejarne to, Dupre, Foote, Foster, Gardenhier, Garnett, Gartrall, Goods, Hanley, Heiskell, Herbert, Holcombe, Jeness, Kenan of N. C. Lyon, Marshall, Mensess, Miles Miller, Munnerlyn, Perkins, Simpson, Smith of Ala, smith of M. C. Smith of Va. Vast, Villers, Weight of Tenn, and Mr. Speaker--43; Note--Messrs. Barksdale, Burnett. Chambers, Conrad, Conrow, Carry, Elliott, Ewing, Farrow, Freeman, Garland, Graham, Gray, Harris, Hartridge, Hilton, Hodge, Kenner, Lander, Machan, McDowell MoRas, McQueen, Moore Pughkoyston, Sexton, Strickland, Swann, Trippe, Welch and Wilcox--35. The resolutions an amended were then ordered to a third reading, and being placed upon their passage were agreed to. Mr. Barksdale of Miss., introduced a series of joint resolutions on the subject of the war, and in relation to the free navigation of the Mississippi river, and moved a su
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