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ole by Col. Brown, on honor that when his wound would admit he should return to captivity, unless honorably exchanged. I have just left his room; he is in fine humor, and in his own peculiar vein relates some of the incidents of the fight, in which he either played a part or witnessed Having participated in the advance move he was of course in the rear on the return march, when and where most of the casualties befell our side. His leg was pierced with a Minnie ball from the regulars of Lieut. Secley, who had by some means obtained the rear of our troops. He was carried by his immediate companions some distance down the beach, where he was left, under the belief that he would be carried aboard a little Confederate guard schooner or sloop that was standing immediately for the shore but he was not discovered, and of course, fell into the hands of the foe. After our troops had left the Island, he was approached by an officer on horseback, to whom he introduced himself as "Lieutenant Sa
Confederate States Congress. Thursday, March 5, 1863. Senate.--The Senate was called to order at 12 o'clock M, by Mr. Hunter, of Va., and opened with prayer by Rev. Mr. Secley, of the Second Baptist Church. The Senate were informed that the House had placed a joint resolution of thanks to General John H. Morgan, and the officers and men of his command. The Senate resumed in Committee of the Whole the consideration of a bill authorizing the appointment of a register, and an additional clerk, and a draughtsman for the Navy Department, which was finally ordered to its engrossment and passed. On motion of Mr. Sparrow, the Military Committee was discharged from the further consideration of the message of the President transmitting estimates of additional funds required for the service of the Ordnance Department, and the same was referred to the Finance Committee. The joint resolution tendering the thanks of Congress to Capt. Raphael Semmes, of the C. S. steam-
Interesting lecture. --A lecture was delivered last Thursday evening at the Second Baptist Church, (Dr. Secley's,) by John Randolph Tucker, Esq, before the Young Men's Christian Association of this city. The subject of this lecture — the duty of the Church to sustain the Government in the present war — was handled with marked ability, and was received by the large and intelligent audience with the deepest interest. There were portions of this lecture — distinguished throughout for its powerful logic — which were characterized by an eloquence and pathos rarely surpassed. We trust that this able vindication of the cause of the South may soon be published and widely disseminated among the Christians throughout the