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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
sident. All the stores were closed, and the churches were well attended. Quite a skirmish occurred Saturday morning near Martinsburg between Capts. Henderson's and Sheet's and the Yankee cavalry, in which we killed several, captured two and a number of horses. One of the prisoners is slightly wounded in the head. They state that Banks has a force of over 20,000 men, and that it is his intention to get possession of Winchester and the Valley of Virginia. Perhaps he may find a few obstacles in the way! The enemy are, no doubt, slowly but steadily advancing, and you may anticipate stirring news from hereabouts in a short time. Gen. Lander's Yankee force is still at the Bloomery, seventeen miles North of Winchester, and will, no doubt, advance as soon as our forces engage Banks's column. Our troops, under the lead of the gallant Jackson, are in fine spirits, and although the enemy may outnumber them, are eager for the fray and sanguine of success. So mote it be! Ned.
The enemy is in considerable force at Paw Paw, in the county of Morgan, and also further up the river in Hampshire. Col. Ed. McDonald, of the latter county, who arrived here to-day, estimates their numbers at ten thousand, under the command of Gen. Lander, (since dead.) This column of attack, has not the advantage of the McAdamized roads which the two others have, and is slower in its progress. General Jackson with his gallant army to here, and presents the only obstacle to the entire occuand must depend upon events not yet ascertained. The combined forces of the enemy at this time, in this Valley, cannot be short of thirty thousand. Whilst its primary object is the occupation of this Valley, it cannot be doubted that it is intended to co-operate in movements East of the Blue Ridge and in the direction of Richmond. Charlestown to the East, and Martinsburg to the North, are each 22 miles from this place, and Lander's forces to the West, about 30 miles distant from us.
Embalming. The Yankee nation is introducing the fashion of embalming its deceased notorieties, beginning with one of the sons of the American Pharoah, who lately died and whose body has been preserved by that prosess. The late Gen. Lander has also been embalmed. They are also engaged in embalming the Union, which has long ago been defunct; but which they fancy they can restore by preserving the externals of life. In due course of time, we suppose Lincoln, Seward, and the Cabinet and military chiefs will also be embalmed, if the world can produces aromatics enough to save such a mass of moral and physical corruption.
III. That forces left for the defence of Washington will be placed in command of Brigadier-General James Wadsworth, who shall also be Military Governor of the District of Columbia. IV. That this order be executed with such prompters and dispatch as not to delay the commencement of the operations already directed to be undertaken by the army of the Potomac. V. A Fifth army corps, to be commanded by Major-General N. P. Banks, will be formed from his own and Gen. Shields's, late General Lander's, division. Abraham Lincoln. Executive Mansion,Washington, March 11, 1862. President's War Order, No. 3. Major-General McClellan having personally taken the field at the head of the army of the Potomac until otherwise ordered, he is relieved from the command of the other military departments, he retaining command of the Department of the Potomac. Ordered further, That the two departments now under the respective commands of Generals Halleck and Hunter, toget
ad ever heard of any. It be was charged with treason, he could be speedily tried by civil courts. He quoted a case, during Mr. Madison's administration, where an officer was sentenced to death by a court martial, but ordered afterwards to duty by the President. But that was in better days of the old Republic, before the faction had raised its hydra head in one of the Departments of this Government. He cited the fact that, by the delay of the trial, one of the most important witnesses--General Lander--had goes to give his evidence in another world. The Secretary of War and the Secretary of State could not make laws, for that belonged to legislative bodies. Mr. Stanton, however, had made a law which was the law of a tyrant. more worthy of St. Petersburg and Constantinople one hundred years ago. "Fools rushed in where angels dare not tread" In conclusion, he thought that the Senate should demand a trial for Gen Stone. Mr. Wade thought that the two hours platitudes of
f the Confederate States who have taken the oath of allegiance to the Government of the United States since the commencement of the pending war. Mr. Chambers, of Miss., presented a bill for the relief of subscribers of cotton to the produce loan in certain cases. Referred to the Committee on Commerce. Mr. Vest of Mo., introduced an act to provide for the payment of certain claims against the Confederate States in the State of Missouri. Referred to Military Committee. Mr. Lander, of N. C., introduced an act to amend the act to exempt certain persons from enrollment for service in the armies of the Confederate States. Referred to Military Committee. Mr. of North Carolina, offered the following, which was referred to the Military Committee: Whereas, conflicting opinions exist as to the mode of filling vacancies in the offices of the regiments organized under the authority of the States and transferred to the Confederate Government, and still retaining t
of certain acts of Congress. This bill provides for the appropriation of $14,000 for the Choctaw Indians. After being read a first and second times, the bill was engrossed and passed. The Chair announced the following additional standing committees, under a resolution adopted by the House some days ago: Committee on Quartermaster and Commissary Department, and on Military Transportation.--Messrs. CL liton, of Ala., Marshall, of La. McRae, of Miss. Preston, of Va., Clark, of Ga.; Lander, of N. C. Dawkins, of Fla. Ayer, of S. C., and Sexton of Texas. On Ordnance and Ordnance Stares.--Messrs. Boteler, of Va.; Conrad, of La.; Wright, of Tenn.; Clopton, of Ala; Hodge, of Ky.; Hartridge, of Ga. Cook, of Mo., Clapp, of Miss, and Herbert, of Texas. On the Medical Department.--Messrs. Wright, of Ga. Be . of Mo., Goode, of Va.; Chisman, of Ky.; Smith, of N. C.; Farrow, of S. C.; Ralls, of Ala.; McNeely, of Tenn., and Royston, of Ark. The morning hour having expired,
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
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