f Mr. Foote, laid upon the table — ayes 47, noes 11.
Mr. Lyon, of Ala., from the Committee on Ways and Means, reported back, without amendment, Senate bill to provide for the impressment of railroad iron, equipments, and rolling stock of railroads, when the same shall become necessary for the public defence, and to make further provision for the efficient transportation of troops and military supplies.
After a lengthy discussion the bill and heading amendments were, on motion of Mr. McMullen, laid upon the table.
A message was received from the President vetoing the bill allowing further time to persons within the enemy's lines to fund their Treasury notes.
Postponed to next session.
A message was received from the Senate announcing the passage of a resolution appointing a committee to wait on the President to inform him that, unless he had some further communications to make, Congress was ready to adjourn.
The resolution was concurred in, and Messrs. Russell,
ing special order.
Mr. Russell moved to go into secret session.
Mr. Orr said, to test the matter, he would call the yeas and nays, which were ordered, and resulted as follows:
Yeas--Messrs. Anderson, Atkins, Baylor, Blandford, Bradley, Branch, Bridgers, E. M. Bruce, H. W. Bruce, Chambers, Chilton, Clark, Cluskey, Colyar, Conrow, Darden, Dejarnette, Dickinson, Dupre, Ewing, Foote, Gholson, Hartridge, Hatcher, Herbert, Holliday, Johnston, Keeble, Kenner, Lyon, Machen, McCallum, McMullen, Montague, Norton, Perkins, Read, Rives, Russell, Sexton, Triplett, Vest, Welsh, Wilkes, Mr. Speaker--45.
Nays--Messrs. Akin, Ayer, Baldwin, Bell, Boyee, Clopton, Farrow, Foster, Fuller, Gaither, Garland, Gilmer, Hanly, Hilton, Holder, Lamkin, J. M. Leach, Lester, Logan, Marshall, Miles, Murray, Orr, Ramsay, Simpson, J. M. Smith, W. E. Smith, Smith of Alabama, Smith of North Carolina, Staples, Turner, Villere, Wickham, Witherspoon--34.
This was considered somewhat in the light of
day in has line of retreat to the Brentwood hills.
Brigadier General Hatch, of Wilson's corps of cavalry, on the right, turned the enemy's left and captured a large number of prisoners — the number not yet reported.
Major-General Schofield's corps, next on the left of the cavalry, carried several hills, captured many prisoners and six pieces of artillery.
Brevet Major-General Smith, next on the left of Major-General Schoneld, carried the salient point of the enemy's line with McMullen's brigade, of McArthur's division, capturing sixteen pieces of artillery, two brigadier-generals and about two thousand prisoners.
Brigadier-General Gartaud's division, of General Smith's command, next on the left of McArthur's division, carried the enemy's entrenchments, capturing all the artillery and troops of the enemy on the line.
Brigadier-General Wood's troops, on the Franklin pike, took up the assault, carrying the enemy's entrenchments.
In his retreat, he captured eight
ce, H. W. Bruce, Carroll, Christian, Clark, Cluskey, Conrad, Conrow, De Jarnette, Dupre, Elliott, Ewing, Funsten, Gholson, Goode, Gray Hartridge, Hatcher, Heiskell, Holliday, Johnston, Keeble, Lyon, Machen, Miller, Moore, Perkins, Read, Russell, Sexton, Swan, Triplett, Villere, Wilks, Mr. Speaker. --Yeas, 36.
Nays.--Anderson, Baldwin, Barksdale, Baylor, Blandford, Branch, Burnett, Clopton, Colyar, Darden, Farrow, Fuller Gaither, Gilmer, Hanley, Herbert, J. M. Leach, Marshall, McCallum, McMullen, Miles, Ramsay, Rogers, Simpson, J. M. Smith, Smith of N. C., Snead, Staples, Turner, Welsh, Wickham, Witherspoon.--Nays, 32.
The following is a copy of the bill as passed:
Whereas, The Confederate States are invaded, and the public safety requires the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus, the Congress of Confederate States do enact, That the privilege of habeas corpus is hereby suspended until otherwise provided by law, in all cases of arrest or detention by o