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ort to the Rebellion; that no person engaged in the military or naval service shall surrender fugitive slaves, on pain of being dismissed from the service; that the President may employ persons of African descent for the suppression of the Rebellion, and organize and use them in such manner as he may judge best for the public welfare. This bill passed the House by the decisive majority of 82 Yeas to 42 Nays; also the Senate, by 27 Yeas to 12 Nays; and, being approved by the President, July 17., became the law of the land. President Lincoln having recommended, in his first Annual Message, Dec. 3, 1862. the establishment of Diplomatic intercourse with the republics of Hayti and Liberia, Mr. Sumner reported Feb. 4, 1863. to the Senate, from its Committee on Foreign Relations, a bill for that purpose; which in due time was taken up, April 22. supported by its author, opposed April 24. by Mr. G. Davis, of Ky., who proclaimed his disgust at the continued introduction o
; while the coveted steamboats made off, and but one of them was captured. Herron's cavalry being sent after the fugitives, however, they were all--22 in number — burnt or sunk, either at this time or when Walker was sent back by Corn. Porter to bring away the guns, &c., of the De Kalb; so that the Yazoo was thenceforth clear of Rebel vessels. Herron captured and brought away 300 prisoners, 6 heavy guns, 250 small arms, 800 horses, and 2,000 bales of Confederate cotton. He moved July 16-17. across, by order, from Yazoo City to Benton and Canton, in support of Sherman's advance to Jackson; but countermarched immediately, July 18-19. on information of Johnston's flight from Jackson, and, reembarking, returned July 21. to Vicksburg. While the siege of Vicksburg was in progress, Gen. Grant, compelled to present a bold front at once to Pemberton and to Johnston, had necessarily drawn to himself nearly all the forces in his department, stripping his forts on the river above
isdom of waiting, but resolved to bring the matter to issue forthwith. So, setting out at midnight, July 15-16. with 250 cavalry and 4 guns, and, moving 13 miles up the Arkansas, he crossed and came down the other side, driving back the Rebel outpost and beginning forthwith to cross in boats his entire force--3,000 men, with 12 light guns. Advancing five miles, he caine upon the enemy, posted behind Elk creek: their numbers and position concealed by a growth of bushes. At 10 A. M., July 17. Blunt advanced in two columns, under Cols. Judson and Phillips; deploying rapidly to right and left when within 400 yards of the enemy's line, with cavalry dismounted on either flank, armed with carbines and fighting as infantry. In two hours, the Rebels were driven, and, in two or three more, hunted through two or tree miles of timber to the open prairie, when they fled in disorder, leaving behind them 150 dead and 77 prisoners, with one dismounted gun and 200 small arms. Blunt estimate