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with the advice and consent of the Senate, may appoint fifty officers of artillery in
the Provisional Army for the performance of ordnance duties in addition to those
authorized by the act entitled "An act to authorize the apjiointment of officers of
artillery in the Provisional Army," approved April twenty-first, eighteen hundred
and sixty-two, and "An act to authorize the appointment of additional officers of
artillery for ordnance duties," approved September sixteenth, eighteen hundred and
sixty-two, and that the rank of said officers shall be as provided in said last-named
act: Provided, That acting ordnance officers having been found duly qualified for
appointment according to the regulations of the War Department, and being already
on duty in the field under the orders of the Secretary of War, shall have preference
of appointments under this act.

TH. S. BOCOCK,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

R. M. T. HUNTER,
President pro tempore of the Senate.

I certify that this act originated in the Senate.

JAMES H. NASH,

Secretary.



170 JOURNAL OF THE [June 7, 1864.

On motion by Mr. Johnson of Ai'kansas,

Ordered^ That the further consideration of the bill be postponed to
and made the special order for this evening at 10 minutes past 8 o'clock.

Mr. Semmes, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was
referred the joint resolution (H. K. 12) to impose certain additional
duties on the Quartermaster-General, reported it with the recom-
mendation that it ought not to pass.

Mr. Semmes, from the ('ommittee on the Judiciary, reported

A bill (S. 71) in relation to the salary of the President'
which was read the first and second times and ordered i:( be placed
upon the Calendar.

Mr. Barnwell, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred
the bill (H. R. 108) to amend the laws relating to the tax in kind,
reported it with amendments.

The Senate proceeded, as in Committee of the Whole, to the con-
sideration of the said bill; and the reported amendments having been
agreed to, the bill was reported to the Senate and the amendments
were concurred in.

Ordered, That the amendments be engrossed and the bill read a
third time.

The said bill as amended was read the third time.

Remlved^ That it pass with amendments.

Ordered^ That the Secretary rcijuest the concurrence of the House
of Representatives in the amendments.

On motion by Mr. Sparrow,

The Senate resolved into executive session.

The doors having been opened,

Mr. Barnwell, from the Committee on 1 nance, to whom was referred
the bill (H. R. 124) making approyjriatioiis for the postal service of the
Confederate States for the year 1862 and 18(38, reported it without
amendment.

The Senate proceeded, as in Committee of the Whole, to the con-
sideration of the said bill; and no amendment being proposed, it was
reported to the Senate.

Ordered^ That it pass to a third reading.

The said bill was read the third time.

Rexolved^ That it pass.

Ordered^ That the Secretary inform the House of Representatives
thereof.

Mr. Barnwell, from the Conmiittee on Finance, to whom was referred
the bill (H. R. 148) to raise money to increase the pay of soldiers,
reported it without amendment.

The Senate proceeded, as in Committee of the Whole, to the con-
sideration of the said bill; and

On motion by Mr. Orr,

Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until
to-morrow.

Mr. Barnwell, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred
the bill (H. R. 138) to increase the compensation of the heads of the
several Executive Departments and the Assistant Secretary of War
and the Treasury, reported it with amendments.

The Senate proceeded, as in Committee of the Whole, to the con-
sideration of the said bill; and



June?, 1864.] SENATE. I7l

After debate,

The hour of half past 3 o'clock having- arrived,

The Senate took a recess until 8 o'clock p. m.

8 o'clock p. m.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the considera-
tion of the bill (H. R, 138) to increase the compensation of the heads
of the several Executive Departments and the Assistant Secretary of
War and the Treasury,

The amendments reported from the Committee on Finance having-
been agreed to,

On motion by Mr. Johnson of Arkansas, to amend the bill by insert-
ing after "Treasury," line 4, the words ""of the Assistant Attorne}"-
General,""

It was determined in the affirmative.

On motion by Mr, Orr, to amend the bill by inserting after " Attor-
ney-General," line 4, the words "and the Comptroller of the Treasury,"

It was determined in the affirmative.

On motion by Mr, Brown, to amend the bill by inserting after
" Comptroller of the Treasury," line 4, the words ""and of the First,
Second, and Third Auditors of the Treasur}' and the Commissioner of
Patents,"

It was determined in the negative.

No further amendment being made, the bill was reported to the
Senate and the amendments were concurred in.

Ordered, That the amendments be engrossed and the bill read a
third time.

The said bill as amended was read the third time.

Resolved, That it pass with amendments.

On motion by Mr. Semmes, the title was amended to read: "An act
to increase the compensation of the heads of the several Executive
Departments and the Assistant Secretary of War and the Treasury
and of the Assistant Attorney-General and the Comptroller of the
Treasury."

Ordered, That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House
of Representatives in the amendments.

Mr. Barnwell, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was
recommitted the bill (H. R, 135) to increase the compensation of the
assistant clerks in the Senate and House of Representatives, 7'eported
it with the recommendation that it ought not to pass.

The Senate proceeded, as in Committee of the Whole, to the con-
sideration of the said bill; and no further amendment being made, it
was reported to the Senate and the amendments were concurred in.

On the f(uestion,

Shall the amendments be engrossed and the bill read a third time?

It was determined in the negative.

So the bill was rejected.

Ordered, That the Secretary inform the House of Representatives
thereof.

A message from the House of Representatives, b}^ Mr. Dalton:

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have agreed to the amendments of
the Senate to the following bills:

H. R. 106. An act to increase the compensation of the noncommissioned officers
and privates of the Army of the C'onfederate States; and



172 JOURNAL OF THE [June 7, 1864.

H. R. 134. An act to amend an act entitled "An act to establish a niter and mining
bureau," approved April 22, 1863.

They have passed the bill of the Senate (S. 59) to authorize the owners of the
registered eight per cent ten-year convertible bonds issued under the provisions of the
act approved May 16, 1861, to exchange the same for coupon bonds, with an amend-
ment; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

And they have agreed to the amendments of the Senate to the amendments of the
House of Representatives to the bill (S. 43) to regulate the pay of a general assigned
to duty at the seat of government under the provisions of the act approved March 25,
1862.

The President of the Confederate States has notified the House of Representatives
that on the 4th instant he approved and signed the following acts and joint resolution:

H. R. 8. An act to authorize the judges of the district courts of the Confederate
States to appoint and change the times and places of holding the courts in their
respective districts;

H. R. 125. An act to establish certain post routes therein named; and

H. R. 10. Joint resolution of thanks to the Ninth Regiment of Texas Infantry.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the considera-
tion of the bill (H. R. 107) to amend the tax laws.

An amendment having- been proposed b}' Mr, Sparrow,

A debate arose; and

On motion by Mr. Simms,

The Senate adjourned.

EXECUTIVE SESSION.

The following message was received from the President, by Mr. B. N.
Harrison, his Secretary:

CoNFEDERATK St.VTKS OF AMERICA, E.XECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

Richmond, June 6, 1864-
To tJie Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of War, I nominate the officers
on the accompanying list to the rank affixed to their names, respectively, being part
of the nominations made at the last session of the Senate for confirmation, and which
were postponed until after its adjournment.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

No. 29.] Wak Department, Richmond, June 3, 1864-

Sir: I have the honor to recommend the following nominations for appointment
in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America, being for appoint-
ments for w'hich nominations were made and postponed at the last session of the
Senate:

Captains.

Maynard Gill, of ^Mississippi, to be captain Company E, Thirty-first Mississippi
Regiment, the officers entitled to promotion found incompetent, to rank from May 2,
1863.

L. W. Farmer, of Georgia, to be captain Company G, Thirty-eighth Georgia Regi-
ment, the officers entitleil to i)romotion found incompetent, to rank from May 2, 1863.

John F. Tompkins, of \'irginia, to be captain Company A, Twenty-second Virginia
Battalion, the oflicers entitled to promoticm waiving their claims, to rank from
November 15, 1862.

S. A. Ragland, of Arkansas, to be captain Company F, Twenty-sixth Arkansas
Regiment, the officers entitled to promotion found incompetent, to rank from May
20, 1863.

W. C. Bourn, of Virginia, to be captain Company I, Fifty-first Virginia Regiment,
the officers entitled to promotion waiving their claims, to rank from May 28, 1863.

John M. Preston, of Virginia, to be captain Company B, Forty-eighth Virginia
Regiment, the officers entitled to promotion waiving their claims, to rank from May
26, 1863.

F. S. White, of Arkansas, to be captain Company E, Fifth Arkansas Regiment, the
officers entitled to promotion waiving their claims, to rank from June 3, 1863.



June?, 1864.] SENATE. 173

S. H. Newberry, of Virginia, to be captain Company F, Fifty-first Virginia Regi-
ment, the officers entitled to promotion waiving their claims, to rank from Mav 29,
1863.

H. T. Coffee, of Mississippi, to be captain Company A, Forty-eighth Mississippi
Regiment, the officers entitled to promotion waiving their claims, to rank from June
9, 1863.

H. W. Abernethy, of North Carolina, to be captain Company A, Thirty-fourth
North Carolina Regiment, the officers entitled to promotion found incompetent, to
rank from June 6, 1863.

James L. Clark, of Virginia, to be captain Company F, Twelfth Virginia Regi-
ment, the officers entitled to promotion waiving their claims, to rank from June 16,
1863.

E. M. Clayton, of North Carolina, to be captain Company K, Sixtieth North Caro-
lina Regiment, the first lieutenant found incompetent, the remaining officers waiving
their claims, to rank from June 17, 1863.

B. B. Bower, of Georgia, to be captain Company B, Sixty-second Georgia Regi-
ment, the ofiicers entitled to promotion waiving their claims, to rank from May 2,
1863.

George T. Fry, of Tennessee, to be captain Company H, Thirty-seventh Tennessee
Regiment, the officers entitled to promotion waiving their claims, to rank from May
2, 1863.

W. H. Bray, of Virginia, to be captain Company B, Fifty-third Virginia Regiment,
the officers entitled to promotion found incompetent, to rank from July 27, 1863.

G. Dewson, of Florida, to l)e captain Company G, First Florida Cavalry Regiment
(no material in the regiment fit for promotion), to rank from August 6, 1863.

Isham M. Blake, of Florida, to be captain Company B, First Florida Cavalry Regi-
ment (no material in the regiment fit for jjromotion), to rank from August 6, 1863.

J. M. Footman, of Florida, to be captain Company E, First Florida Cavalry Regi-
ment (no material in the regiment fit for promotion), to rank from August 6, 1863.

D. E. Maxwell, of Florida, to be captain Company D, First Florida Cavalry Regi-
ment (no material in the regiment fit for promotion), to rank from August 6, 1863.

G. F. Robinson, of Georgia, to be captain Company K, Thirty-eighth Georgia
Regiment, the officers entitled to promotion waiving their claims and unanimous
wish of the company, to rank from August 18, 1863.

Joseph H. Du Pont, of Florida, to be captain Company H, First Florida Cavalry
Regiment, the officers entitled to promotion waiving their claims, to rank from
August 27, 1863.

Love E. Gilbert, of Alabama, to be captain Company F, Twenty-eighth Alabama
Regiment, to rank from Septemlier 17, 1863.

J. F. Tucker, of Florida, to be captain Bryan's Company Florida Volunteers, the
officers entitled to promotion declining to appear before an examining board, to rank
from October 11, 1863.

C. M. B. Thurmond, of Missouri, to be captain Company F, Second Missouri Regi-
ment, the officers entitled to promotion waiving their claims, to rank" from July 20,
1863.

R. N. Thomas, of Virginia, to be captain Company G, Fifty-sixth Virginia Regi-
ment, the officers entitled to promotion found incompetent, to rank from October
16, 1863.

J. A. Shaw, of Florida, to be captain Company A, Eighth Florida Regiment, the
officers entitled to promotion found incompetent, to rank from May 29, 1863.

Thomas T. Slade, of North Carolina, to be captain Company H, Twenty-second
North Carolina Regiment, the officers entitled to promotion found incompetent, to
rank from October 27, 1863.

Firitt lieutenants.

T. A. Gatch, of Virginia, to be first lieutenant Company H, Sixth Virginia Regi-
ment, the officers entitled to promotion found incompetent, to rank from May 2, 1863.

S. A. Willcoxen, of Alabama, to be first lieutenant Company B, Sixth Alabama
Regiment, the officers entitled to promotion found incompetent, to rank from May
20, 1863.

C. S. Findley, of Georgia, to be first lieutenant Company G, Thirty-second Georgia
Regiment, the officers entitled to promotion found incompetent, to rank from June
4, 1863.

R. G. Redwood, of Alabama, to be first lieutenant Company K, Forty-third Ala-
bama Regiment, the officers entitled to promotion found incompetent, to rank from
June 23, 1863.

M. E. Brock, of Florida, to be first lieutenant Company B, First Florida Cavalry
Regiment (no material in the regiment fit for promotion) , to rank from August 6, 1863.



174 JOURNAL OF THE [June?, 1864.

F. P. Fleming, of Florida, to be tirst lieutenant Company D, First Florida Cav-
alry Regiment (no material in the regiment fit for promotion), to rank from August
6, 1863.

R. F. Hart, of Florida, to be first lieutenant Company E, First Florida Cavalry
Regiment (no material in the regiment fit for promotion), to rank from August 6, 1863.

R. K. Taylor, of Florida, to be first lieutenant Company G, First Florida Cavalry
Regiment ( no material in the regiment fit for promotion ) , to rank from August 6, 1863.

John W. Nash, of Florida, to be first lieutenant Company I, First Florida Cavalry
Regiment (no material in the regiment fit for promotion), to rank from August 6, 1863.

F. T. Rice, of Tennessee, to be first lieutenant Company K, Ninth Tennessee Regi-
ment, the officers entitled to promotion found incompetent, to rank from August 4,
1863.

E. H. Holton, of Arkansas, to be first lieutenant Company D, Eighth Arkansas
Regiment, the officers entitled to promotion found ini'ompetent, to rank from August
16, 1863.

James Reid, of Louisiana, to be first lieutenant of Company D, Fourth Louisiana
Regiment, the officers entitled to promotion found incompetent, to rank from May
2, 1863.

L. S. Warren, of Mississippi, to be first lieutenant Company H, Eighth Mississippi
Regiment, the officers entitled to promotion found incompetent, to rank from August
28, 1863.

E. J.Williams, of North Carolina, to be first lieutenant Company I, Thirty-first
North Carolina Regiment, the officers entitled to promotion waiving their claims, to
rank from October 9, 1863.

E. J. Bowen, of North Carolina, to be first lieutenant Company K, Thirty-first
North Carolina Regiment, the oflEicers entitled to promotion waiving their claims, to
rank from October 21, 1863.

J. N. Turner, of North Carolina, to be first lieutenant Company F, Fifteenth North
Carolina Regiment, the officers entitled to promotion waiving their claims, to rank
from November 9, 1863.

E. A. Williams, of Virginia, to be first lieutenant Company G, Fourteenth Vir-
ginia Regiment, the officers entitled to promotion waiving their claims, to rank from
November 10, 1863.

Second lieutenants.

O. S. Cohen, of Georgia, to he second lieutenant Company G, Thirty-second
Georgia Regiment, the officer elected found to be incompetent, to rank from June 4,
1863.

W. M. Mittag, of North Carolina, to be second lieutenant Company H, Thirty-
fourth North Carolina Regiment (no material in the company to select from), to rank
from June 6, 1863.

John F. Toulmin, of Alabama, to be second lieutenant Company B, Twenty-first
Alabama Regiment (at three elections the company failed to elect a competent
officer), to rank from May 21, 1863.

T. H. Davis, of North CaroHna, to be second lieutenant Company D, Thirty-fourth
North Carolina Regiment (no material in the company to select from), to rank from
June 6, 1863.

E. F. Cordell, of V^irginia, to be second lieutenant Company C, Sixtieth Virginia
Regiment, appointed by the colonel and ratified by the company, to rank from
September 1, 1862.

W. C. Wall, of Virginia, to V)e second lieutenant Company F, Twenty-third Vir-
ginia Regiment (no material in the company to select from), to rank from Jlay 22,
1863.

P. A. Rutledge, of Alabama, to be second lieutenant Company G, Twenty-fifth
Alabama Regiment (at several elections the company failed to elect a (iompetent offi-
cer), to rank from July 8, 1863.

John L. Boswell, of Virginia, to be second lieutenant Company D, Sixtieth Vir-
ginia Regiment, appointed by the colonel and ratified by the company, to rank from
August 27, 1862.

H. F. Home, of Florida, to be second lieutenant Company G, First Florida Cav-
alry Regiment (no material in the company to select from), to rank from ]May 2, 1863.

George W\ Dell, of Florida, to be second lieutenant Companj' I, First Florida
Cavalry Regiment (no material in the companv to select from), to rank from Maj- 2,
1863.

Nicholas W. Eppes, of Florida, to be second lieutenant Company H, First Florida
Cavalry Regiment (no material in the company to select from), to rank from May 2,
1863.



June 7, 1864.] SENATE. 175

J. B. Corkern, of Louisiana, to be second lieutenant Company B, Fourth Louisiana
Kegiment, the ofhcer elected found to he incompetent, to rank from May 2, 1863.

D. B. Gorhain, of Louisiana, U< be second lieutenant Company H, Fourth Loui-
siana Regiment, the officer elected found to be incompetent, to rank from May 2, 1863.

W. T. McJilton, of Louisiana, to be secoml lieutenant Company E, Fourth Loui-
siana Regiment, the officer elected found to be incompetent, to rank from May 2, 1863.

Daniel McCarthy, of Louisiana, to be second lieutenant Company D, Fourth Loui-
siana Regiment, the officer elected found to be incompetent, to rank from May 2, 1863.

A. W. Roberts, of Louisiana, to be second lieutenant Company C, Fourth Louisiana
Regiment, the officer elected found to V)e incompetent, to rank from May 3, 1863.

E. A. Carmouche, of Louisiana, to be second lieutenant Company F, Fourth Louisiana
Regiment, the officer elected found to be incompetent, to rank from May 3, 1863.

W. G. Hinson, of , to be second lieutenant Rutledge Mounted Rifle and Horse

Artillery Squadron, to rank from August 15, 1863.

C. T. Pollard, of Alabama, to be second lieutenant Company K, Thirty-eighth Ala-
bama Regiment, the officer elected found to be incompetent, to rank from August 20,
1863.

Horatio Davis, of North Carolina, to be second lieutenant Moore's Battery Light
Artillery, to rank from August 20, 1863.

A. C. Massenburg, of North Carolina, to be second lieutenant Company D, Fifteenth
North Carolina Regiment, the officer elected found to be incompetent, to rank from
September 2, 1863.

William Ayres, of Mississippi, to be second lieutenant Company K, Thirty-fourth
Mississippi Regiment (at two elections the company failed to elect a competent offi-
cer), to rank from May 2, 1863.

George Poindexter, of Mississippi, to be second lieutenant Madison Light Artil-
lery, the officer elected found to be incompetent, to rank from July 30, 1863.

C. C. Croxton, of Virginia, to be second lieutenant Company K, Fourth Virginia Cav-
alry Regiment, the officer elected found to be incompetent, to rank from May 2, 1863.

William Knox, of Alabama, to be second lieutenant First Alabama Battalion Artil-
lery, to rank from October 5, 1863.

John A. Cannon, of North Carolina, to be second lieutenant Moore's battery (Ser-
geant-Major Cannon was in command of the company from the 19th May, all of the
officers being either killed or wounded), to rank from October 31, 1863.

M. T. Hutchinson, of South Carolina, to l)e second lieutenant Company I, Four-
teenth South Carolina Regiment, the officer elected found to be incompetent, to rank
from Novembers, 1863.

A. B. Barnett, of Missouri, to be second lieutenant Company A, First Missouri
Regiment ( no material in the company to select from ) , to rank from November 1 3, 1863.

G. A. Foote, of Missouri, to be second lieutenant Company K, First Missouri Regi-
ment (no material in the company to select from), to rank from November 13, 1863.

P. W. Collins, of Missouri, to be second lieutenant Company D, First Missouri
Regiment ( no material in the company to select from ) , to rank from November 13, 1863.
I am, sir, respectfullv, vour obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

^Secretary of War.

To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.

The message was read.

Ord^red^ That it be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.
The following message was received from the President of the Con-
federate States, by Mr. B. N. Harrison, his Secretarj":

Executive Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, June 6, 1864.
To the Seiiate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of War, I nominate the officers
on the accompanying list to the rank affixed to their names, respectively, being part
of the nominations made at the last session of the Senate for confirmation, and which
were postponed until after its adjournment.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.
No. 39.] War Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, June 4, 1864-
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the following nominations for appointment in
the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America, being appointments for
which nominations were made at the last session of the Senate and by it postponed.



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Signal officers — second lieutenants.

Charles H. Cawood, of Virginia, to take rank from June 26, 1863; Edward S. Ruggles,
of Texas, to take rank from August 19, 1863; W. C. Schlev, of Maryland, to take rank
from November 3, 1863.

I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.

The message was read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.
The following messages were received from the. President of the
Confederate States, by Mr. B. N. Harrison, his Secretar}-:

To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of the Navy, I hereby nominate
the person named upon the annexed list to the othce designated.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

RicH.MOND, V.\., June 6, 1864-

Navy Depart.ment, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, June 2, 1864.
The President.

Sir: I have the honor to recommend the following nomination for appointment in
the Marine Corjis:

Second lieutenant.

J. Du Bose Roberte, of South Carolina, vice James F. Claiborne, dismissed.
I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. R. MALLORY,
Secretary of the Navy.
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of the Navy, I hereby nominate
the person named upon the annexed list to the office designated.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.
Richmond, Va., June 6, 1864-

Navy Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, June 4, 1864.
The President.

Sir: I have the honor to recommend the following nomination for appointment in
the Provasional Navy:

Assistant })aymaster.



William A. Hearne, of Arkansas.

I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,



S. R. MALLORY,

Secretary of the Xavy.



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