and glory await the brave! By command of Maj. Gen. Halleck. N. H. McLean, Assistant Adjutant General.
Charge against Col. Amsanzel--official order from Secretary Stanton. Washington. Feb. 19.
--Complaints having been made by Gen. Lander of the misconduct of an officer under his command, and the matter referred to the Secretary of War, the following instructions were given:
If General Lander is satisfied that Colonel Amsanzel was guilty of cowardice or misbehavior before General Lander is satisfied that Colonel Amsanzel was guilty of cowardice or misbehavior before the enemy, he may be tried on the spot, and it found guilty, the sentence of death may be executed on the spot, or he may be cashiered by his commanding General at the head of his regiment.
The former course is recommended as the preferable one.
Cowardice in an officer, exhibited on the field of battle, should receive the swift punishment of death.
Edwin Stanton, Sec'y of War.
War Department, Feb. 16, 1862.
From Missouri — capture of Brigadier-General Price and other Confederate off
rk of Geo., Davidson of N. C., Welsh of Miss., Hilton of Fla., and Herbert of Texas.
Territories and Public Lands.--Messrs. Wilcox of Texas, Marshall of La., Jenkins of Va., Freeman of Mo., Foster of Ala., Batson of Ark., Lewis of Geo., Ewing of Ky., and Meness of Tenn.
Indian Affairs--Messrs. Singleton of Miss., Elliott of Ky., Hanley 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, Strickl
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, Dupre, Harris, and Lyons.--6.
Absent, or not voting.--Messrs. Arrington, Barksdale, Boteler, Burnett, Chambers, Chilton, Clarke, Davidson, Elliott, Gaither. Garland, Garnett, Goode, Hy