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The Daily Dispatch: March 7, 1863., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: May 1, 1863., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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on. Mr. Noland moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the first resolution was adopted. Mr. Rives demanded the ayes and noes, which, being called, resulted — ayes 20, noes 61. So the House refused to reconsider, and the preamble, after an amendment submitted by Mr. Bouldin, approving the principles of the impressment bill passed by the lower branch of the Confederate Congress, and expressing its disapprobation of the amendment offered to it in the Confederate Senate by Hon. Mr. Sime. The preamble as amended was passed. The order of the day (the bill providing for the filling or vacancies in the General Assembly) was taken up and discussed at considerable length by Messrs. Buford, Husks, Forbes, Greene, Anderson of Botetourt, Rutherfoord, Barbour, and Saunders of Franklin. During the pendency of the subject, Mr. Bouldin, at 3 o'clock, moved that the House take a recess until 7½ o'clock, which was agreed to. Evening Session.--The House re-assembled at 7½
The Daily Dispatch: May 1, 1863., [Electronic resource], Yankee account of the late fight on the Techer. (search)
of Franklin to the St. Mary's Cannoneers." Soon after the charge of the 13th the enemy fell back defeated. The force opposed to us was not large, but had the advantage of position and of making a complete surprise. The total force of the rebels both here and at the batteries below, did not exceed ten thousand men. Our loss was considerable, and that of the enemy must have corresponded with ours. Sibley's brigade was included in this number--two regiments of Texas cavalry, Capt. Sime's battery and the Va and Pelican batteries. The whole force was under the command of Gen Dick Taylor, son of the late Zachary Taylor. At this moment the whole force is retreating from our troops, demoralized and hopeless of their cause. By the time our troops had a rived at New Iberia, nearly five hundred horses, mules and beef cattle, had been collected, and were placed in kraals along the wayside. Seven miles west of New Iberia, and near Vermillion bay, in the middle of a mu