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Regiment, to rank from Decenil)er 16, 1862.

John J. Spann, of Nortii Carolina, to 1>e major Sixty-fifth North Carolina Regi-

mt-nt t.«eeexplanafion under Colonel Foik't^ nomination), to rank from Augusts, 1863.

William E. Piiukard, of Alabama, to be major Sixty-first Alabama Regiment (see

explanation under liieutenant-CoIonel Hill's nomination), to rank from May 2, 1863.

1 am, sir, respectfully, vour obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.

CONFEDER.VTE St.XTES OF AmERIC.\, ExECl'TIVE DePART.MENT,

J\lr}imo)i(l, .lone (V, 1SG4.
To the Semite of the Confederate Stales:

.\greeal)ly to the recommendation of the Secretary of AVar, i nominate the officers
on the accompanying list to tiie rank afiixed to their names, reHi)ectively.

JEFFERSON DAVLS.

No. 45.] Confederate States of America, War Dei'artment,

Tiichinand, .lane 6, 1864.
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the following nonnnations for appointment
in the Provisional Army of tlie Confederate States of America:

Colonel.

A. C. Haskell, of South Carolina, to be colonel Seventh South Carolina Cavalry
Regiment, to rank from Ai)ril 20, 1864.



June 9,1864.] SENATE. 201

Lieutenant-colonel.

Capt. I. G. McKipsick, of South Carolina, to be lieutenant-colonel Seventh South
Caroliila Cavalry Keginient, to rank from April 20, 1864.
I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary oj War.
To His Excellency Jeffersson Davis,

President, etc.

Confederate States of America, Executive Department,

Richmond, June 8, 1864.
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of War, I nominate N. P.
Trist, of Louisiana, as uid-de-camjj to Brig. Gen. Allen Thomas, with rank of first
lieutenant in the Provisi(jnaI Army of the Confederate States of America.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

Confederate States of America, War Department,

Riclnnoud, June 6, 1864-
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the nomination of N. P. Trist, of Louisiana,
as aid-de-camp to Brig. Gen. Allen Thomas, witli rank of first lieutenant in the
Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America (an original vacancy), to date
from June 5, 18(34.

I am, sir, respectful! v, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.

Richmond, Ya., June 8, I864.
To the Senate and House of Representatives:

I herewith transmit a communication from the Secretary of War, covering copies
of additional reports of military opeiations <hn-ing the year 1863.

It is suggested that these paj^ers ai-e intended to be used for the information of the
members of Congress, and that their publication at this time is unadvisal^le.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.
The nie.ssaj>es were read.

Ordered, That they be referred to the Committee on Military
Affairs.

The foHowing- me.'-isag-e was received from the President of the Con-
federate States, by Mr. B, N. Harrison, his kSecretary:

Richmond, Va., June 8, 1864.
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the reconunendation of the Secretary of the Treasury, I hereby nomi-
nate W. Y. Leitch, to be assistant treasurer at Charleston.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

Treasury Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, June 8, I864.
His Excellency the President.

Sir: I have the honor to recommend the api)ointment of W. Y. Leitch, e.sq., as
assistant treasurer at Charleston.

Respectfully, C. G. MEMMINGER,

Secretary of Treasury.

The message was read.

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

Richmond, Va., June 8, I864.
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.



202 JOURISTAL OF THE [June 9, 1,S64.

Confederate States of America, Navy Department,

Richmond, Jvne G, 1S<'>4.
The President.

Sir: I have the honor to reconiiiu'iid the foUowmg nomination for i)roniotion in
the Provisional Navy for gallant and meritorious concluct:

Commander.

First Lieut. John McI. Kell, of Georgia, for gallant and meritorious conihiot as first
lieutenant and executive officer of the Confederate States steam sloops Sumter and
Alabama, to rank from the 4th day of October, 1863.

I am, respectfully, your obedient servant, S. R. MALLORY,

Secretary of the Navy.
To tlie 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 for the office designated.

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

Confederate States of America, Navy Department,

Richmond, Jane 7, 1864.
The President.

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

A mstant paymaster.

Charles G. Pearson, of Florida.

I am, respectfully, your obedient servant, S. R. MALLORY,

Secretary of the Nai'if.
To the Senate of the Confederate Slates:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of the Navy, I here))y nominate
the persons named upon the annexed list to the offices designated.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.
Richmond, Va., .Jane 8, 1804.

Navy Department, Confederate States,

Richmond, Ta., Jvne 4, 1864-
The President.

Sir: I have the honor to recommend the following nominations for promotion in
the Provisional Navy for gallant and meritorious conduct:

Captain.

Commander James W. Cooke, of Nortli Carf)lina, for gallant and meritorious con-
duct in command of tlie ironclad steam sloop .Mheniarle on tlie U)tli, L'(Uli, and 21st
of April, 1<S()4, in attacking the enemy's sliips and batteries, and in c()o])eration
with the army in tiie capture of the town of I'lyiuoiitii, N. G, and in tiie action of
the 5th of May, 18(54, betwiH'u the sloop Albemarle under his command and nine of
the enemy's gunboats in Albemarle Sound.

Commander.

First Lieut. Hunter Davidson, of Virginia, for gallant ajid meritorious conduct in
command of thi> torpedo boat Sijuili in pa.^sing thronijli the enemy's fleet off New-
port News on tlie night of the 9tli of April, 18<)4, and attacking the steam frigate
Minnesota.

Cirief engineer.

First Asst. Engineer Henry X. Wright, of Virginia, for gallant and meritorious
conduct as tlie engineer officer of the torpedo steamer S(|uib in the attack u|ton the
Minnesota on the night of the 9th of April, 1864, under the connnand of Lieut.
Hunter Davidson.

I am, respectfully, your obedient servant, S. R. MALr.,ORY,

Secretary of the Navy.

The messajjes were read.

Ord-t-rcd., That they be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Brown, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom were
referred (on the 7th in.stant) ihv nominations of J. Du Bose Roberts, to



Juney, 1804.]



SENATE. 203



be second lieutenant in the Marine Corps, and of William A. Hearne,
to be assistant paymaster in the Provisional Navy, reported, with tiie
recommendation that all of said nominations be contii-med.

The Senate proceeded to the consideration of said report; and in
concurrence therewith, it was

Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to their appointment,
agreeably to the nomination of the President.
''Mr, Sparrow, from the Committee on Military Aft'airs, to whom
were referred the nominations of W. H. F. Lee, to he major-general;
R. C. Tyler, R. L. Page, James Chesnut, W. W. Allen, and ,]o\\\\
Bratton,'to be brigadier-generals; M.,L. Stansel, to ))e colonel;
James (Gardner, T. G. Trinuuier, A. Haynes, W. H. Campbell, to be
lieutenant-colonels; W. S. Wallace, L. T. liudgings, E. S. Ready, John
F. Andrews, O. M. Watkins, J. J. Daniel, to ])e majors; Maynard
dill L. W. Farmer, John F. Tompkins, S. A. Ragland, W. C. Bourn,
JohnM. Preston, F. S. White, S. H. Newberry, H. T. Cotfee, H. W.
Abernethy, James L. Clark, E. M. Clayton, B. B. Bower, George T.
Fry, W. H. Bray, G. Dewson, Isham M. Blake, J. M. Footman, D. E.
Maxwell, G. F. Robinson, Joseph H. Du Pont, Love E. Gilbert, J. F.
Tucker C. M. B. Thurmond, R. N. Thomas, J. A. Shaw, Thomas T.
Slade, to be captains; T. A. Gatch, S. A. Willcoxen, C. S. Fmdley,
R. G. Redwood, :\1. E. Brock, F. P. Fleming, R. F. Hart, R. K. layloi',
John W Nash, F. T. Rice, E. H. Holton, James Reid, L. S. Warren,
E J Williams, E. J. Bowen, J. N. Turner, and E. A. W^illiams, to be
first lieutenants; O. S. Cohen, W. M. Mittag, John F. Toulmin, T. H.
Davis, W. C. Wall, E. F. Cordell, P. A. Rutledge, John L. Boswell,
H F Home, (xeorge W. Dell, Nicholas W. Eppes, J. B. Corkern, D. B.
Gorham W. T. McJilton, Daniel McCarthy, A. W. Roberts, E. A. Car-
mouche,'w. G. Hinson, C. T. Pollard, Horatio Davis, A. C. Massen-
buro-, William Ayres, George Poindexter, C. C. Croxton, William
Knox, John A. Cannon, M. T. Hutchinson, A. B. Barnett,G. A. Foote,
P W. Collins, and Cadet E. O. Svkes,to be second lieutenants; George
Phifer, Augustus W. Belt, Frank L. Glover, Thomas F. Erskine, and
A. J. Toutant, to ])e aids-de-camp, with the rank of first lieutenants;
J. W. Tayloe, George C. Jones, D. B. L. Lowe, W. S. Robinson, J. H.
Bell to be adjutants, with the rank of first lieutenants; Charles H.
Cawood, Edward S. Ruggles, and W. C. Schley, to be signalofficers,
with the rank of second lieutenants; Stephen Chalaron, to be first lieu-
tenant Niter and Mining Corps, reported, with the recommendation
that all of said nominations be confirmed.

The Senate proceeded to the consideration of said report; and m
concurrence therewith, it was • - 4.

BesoJved, That the Senate advise and consent to their appointment,
agreeably to the nomination of the President.

"The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the resolution sub-
mitted by Mr. Wigfall requesting the President of the Confederate
States to inform the Senate whether any oflicers appointed under the
Provisional Go\ernment, and not reappointed ])y and with the advice
and consent of the Senate, are still discharging the duties of the ottices
to which they were originally appointed, and that he be also respect-
fully requested to furnish the names of such persons; and _

On motion that the resolution be transferred to the Open Legisla-
tive Calendar,



204 JOURNAL OF THE [June 10, 1864.

It was determined in the affirmative, j vr^^^ q

On motion b}^ Mr. Hill,

The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present,

Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Graham, Ha3^nes, Hunter, Johnson of Missouri, Oldham,
Orr, Semmes, Walker, Watson, and Wig-fall.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Baker, Barnwell, Burnett, Henr}", Hill, Jemison, Jolmson
of Georgia, Mitchel, and Sparrow.

So it was

Ordered, That the resolution be transferred to the Open Legislative
Calendar.

On motion by J\Ir. Walker,

The Senate resolved into secret legislative session.



FRIDAY, June 10, 1864.

OPEN SESSION.

On motion l)y ^Ir. Barnwell.

(>rd( ri'd. That the Conuuittee on Finance be discharged from the
further consich'ration of the following subjects:

S. 27. A bill to amend the act to levy additional taxes for the com-
mon defense and support of the Government;

S. 0. A bill for the relief of States hokling Confederate securities;

A resoUition in([uiring into the expediency of so amending the tax
law of the l7th of February, 18H4, as to provide that no one shall be
liable to the penalty therein provided for a failure to deliver his tithe
in kind when the articles taxed were the products of the year 1863;

So much of the report of the Secretary of War as reconunends that
a rate exceeding one-tenth of the meat, wheat, rice, and the products
of the sugar cane raised in the Confederate States should be assessed
and collected in kind;

Memorial of the citizens of Beaufort, in the State of South Carolina;

Memorial of the banking institutions of the cit}^ of Savannah, Ga. ;

Memorial of flohn P. King and others;

Petition of employees and detailed men at Columbia, S. C. ; and

Petition of the governor, treasurer, and auditor of pulJic accounts
of the State of Virginia.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion sul)mitted by
Mr. Johnson of Arkansas on the 8th instant, to reconsider the vote
on passing the ))ill (S. 4t)) to authorize the manufacture of spirituous
liquors for the use of the Army and hospitals; and

On the question to agree thereto,

It was determined in the affirmative, \ ^^ I

' ( JNays o

On motion by jNIr. Jolmson of Arkansas,

The yeas and nays being desired ])y one-tif th of the Senators present,

Those who \H)ted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Barnwell, (Jiaham, Hunter, Johnson of Georgia, Johnson

of Arkansas, Johnson of Missouri, Walker, Watson, and Wigfall.

Those who voted in the negative are,



June 10, 1864.] SENATE. 205

Messrs. Burnett^ Hcniy, Hill, Orr, and Sparrow.

So the vote on passing- the said bill was reconsidered.

On motion b}^ Mr. Johnson of Arkansas, the vote by which the bill
was ordered to its engrossment and third reading- was also reconsidered.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consider-
ation of the said bill.

On motion by Mr. Johnson of Arkansas, to amend the bill by strik-
ing- out the second section, as follows:

Sec. 2. That the Surgeon-General and the (vommissary-General shall be authorized
to estaVjlish manufactories or distilleries for the purpose of obtaining the supplies
aforesaid, and to employ laborers in the same instead of resorting to contracts, if they
shall deem it more prudent to do so,

It was determined in the negative, jxr , q

On motion by Mr. Johnson of Arkansas,

The 3"eas and nays being desired by one-Hfth of the Senators present,

Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Barnwell, Graham, Hunter, Johnson of Arkansas, Walker,
and Watson.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Burnett, Henry, Hill, Jemison, Johnson of Georgia, John-
son of Missouri, Orr, Sparrow, and Wigfall.

No further amendment being made, the bill was reported to the
Senate.

Ordered, That it be engrossed and read a third time.

The said bill was read the third time.

Remlved, That it pass, and that the title thereof be as aforesaid.

Ordered^ That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House
of Representatives therein.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Dalton:

Mr. President: The House of Representatives agree to the amendments of the Senate
to the bill (H. R. JOS) to amend the laws relating to the tax in kind.

And they have agreed to the amendments of the Senate to 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, with amendments; in which they
request the concurrence of the Senate.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed sundry enroHed bills,
I am directed to bring them to the Senate for the signature of their President.

On motion by Mr. Walker,

The Senate resolved into secret legislative session.
The doors having been opened,

The following message was received from the House of Representa-
tives, by Mr. Dalton:

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

H. R. 112. An act to amend an act to organize forces to serve during the war,
approved February 17, 1864; and

H. R. 153. An act to amend an act entitled "An act for the relief of taxpayers in
certain cases," approved February 13, 1864.

And they have passed the bill of the Senate (S. 76) to authorize the appointment of
additional officers of artillery for ordnance duties.

The President of the Confederate States has notified the House of Representatives
that on the 7th instant he approved and signed the following acts:

H. R. 92. An act to amend the act approved February 17, 1864, entitled "An act
to allow commissioned officers of the Army rations and the privilege of purchasing
clothing from the Quartermaster's Department;"

H. R. 119. An act to amend so much of an act entitled "An act to orga,nize forces



206 JOURNAL OF THE [June 10, 186^.

to serve during the war," approved Fel)rnary 17, 18H4, as relates to the exemption
of certain religious denominations; and

H. R. 149. An act to amend an act entitled "An act to regulate the supplies of
clothing to enlisted men of the Navy during the war," approved April 30, 1863.

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed the bill of the Senate
(S. 77) to amend an act entitled "An act to reduce the currency and to authorize a
new issue of notes and l)onds," approved February 17, 1864.

And they have passed the bill of the Senate (S. 20) to establish a bureau of foreign
supplies, with amendments; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed sundry enrollfil bills
and an enrolled joint resolution, I am directed to bring them to the Senate for the
signature of their President.

On motion Iw Mr. Walker,

(h'drred., That the President pro tempore appoint two additional
members, temporarily, on the Committee on Engrossment and Enroll-
ment; and

Mr. Johnson of jNlissoiiri and Mr. Burnett were appointed.

Mr. .lolmson of Missouri, from llie committee, reported that they
had examined and found tndy enrolh-d bills and a joint resolution of
the following titles:

S. 76. An act to authorize the appointment of additional officers of
artiller}' for ordnance duties;

H. K. 108. An act to amend the laws relating to the tax in kind;

H. R. 112. An act to amend an act to organize forces to serve
during the war, approved 17th Febiuary, 18(54;

H. k. 148. An act to rai.'-e money to increase the pay of soldiers;

H. R. 150. An act concerning the sahirv of the Treasurer;

H. R. 153. An act to amend an act entitled **An act for the relief of
taxpayers in certain cases," approved February 13, 18H1; and

H. R. 13. Joint resolution to allow sick and wounded officers of the
Army transportation to their homes, and hospital acconunodations.

The l*resi(h'nt pro tempore luiving signed the enj-olled bills and
enrolled joint resolution last reported to have ))een examined, they
were delivered to tlie Secretary of the Senate and by him forthwith
presented to the President of the Confederate States for his appro\'al.

Mr. Walker, from the conunittee, reported that they had examined
and found trulv enrolled bills and a joint resolution of the following-
titles:

S. 43. An act to graduate the pay of general officers;

S. 59. An act to authorize the owners of the registered eight per
cent ten-year convertible bonds issued under the provisions of the act
approved May 16, 1801, to exchange the same for coupon bonds;

H. R. 123. An act making appropriations for the support of the
Government of the Confederate States of America from July 1 to
December 31, 1S(34, iuid to supply a delicienc}"; and

M. R. 11. Joint resolution of thanks to Maj. Gen. Richard Taylor
and the officers and men of his command.

The President pro tempore having signed the enrolled bills and
enrolled joint resolution last reported to have been examined, they
were delivered to the Secretar}' of the Senate and by him forthwith
presented to the President of the Confederate States for his approval.



June 10 1864.] SENATE. 207

A message from the President of the Confederate States, by Mr.
B. N. Harrison, his Secretar}-:

Mr. J'resident: The President of the Confederate States, yesterday, approved and
signed the following acts:

S. 34. An act to provide for the compensation of noncommissioned officers, soldiers,
sailors, and marines on detailed service; and

iS. 3S. An act for the payment of commissioners appointed nnder the act entitled
"An act to suspend the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in certain cases," and
to confer certain powers upon said commissioners.

(//•dered, That the Secretary' inform the House of Representatives
thereof.

The Senate proceeded to consider the amendments of the House of
Representatives to the amendments of the Senate to 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;
and

On motion by Mr. Barnwell,

Ordered, That they be referred to the Committee on Finance.

The Senate proceeded to consider the amendments of the House of
Representatives to the bill (S. 20) to establish a bureau of foreign sup-
plies; and

Resolved, That the}" concur therein.

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

Mr. Orr (by leave) introduced

A joint resolution (S. 14) for the relief of James Lyons;
which was read the first and second times and considered as in Com-
mittee of the Whole; and no amendment being proposed, it was
reported to the Senate.

Ordered, That it be engrossed and read a third time.

The said resolution was read the third time.

Resolved, That it pass, and that the title thereof be as aforesaid.

Ordered, That the Secretar}" request the concurrence of the House
of Representatives therein,

Mr. Wigfall (by lea\'e) introduced

A bill (S. 7l>) to allow agents of the Associated Press to purchase
forage lind rations;

which was read the first and second times and considered as in Com-
mittee of the Whole; and having been amended on the motion of Mr.
Wigfall, the bill was reported to the Senate and the amendment was
concurred in.

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

The said bill was read the third time.

On the question,

Shall the bill now pass^

It was determined in the negative, - ^^^ ^^, ^ -,

On motion by Mr. Johnson of Arkansas,

The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present,
Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Burnett, Jemison, Mitchel, Oldham, Serames, Sparrow, Wal-
ker, and Wigfall.

Those who voted in the negative are,



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JOURNAL OF THE [June 10, 1864.



Messrs. Baker, Barnwell, Graham, Henry, Hill, Hunter, Johnson
of Georg-ia, Johnson of Arkansas, Johnson of Missouri, Orr and
Watson.

So it was

Resolved., That the bill do not pass.

The Senate proceeded, as in Committee of the Whole, to the consid-
eration of the bill (H. R. 12) to provide for the enrollment and con-
scription of certain noncommissioned officers and privates in the Trans-
Mississippi Department; 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 l>ill read a third
time.

The said bill as amended was read the third time.

Reserved, That it pass with amendments.

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

Mr. Wigfall (by leave) introduced

A bill (S. 8(1) to extend the provisions of an act entitled "An act to
provide for the appointment of officers with temporarv rank and com-
mand" to officers of and below the grade of colonel;
which was read the first and second times and considered as in Com-
mittee of the Whole; and

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.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. McDonald:

Ml'. Prcmlnit: The House of Representatives agree to some and disagree to other

anieiidinents of the Senate to the bill (H. K. 107) to amend the tax laws, and thev

agree to other amendments of the Senate to said IMll, with amendments; in whicli

they request the concurreiu-e of the Senate.

The Senate proceeded to consider their amendments to the bill
(H. R. 107) last mentioned, amended and disagreed to by the House of
Representatives; and

On motion by Mr. Orr,

Re)<olr('d, That the Senate insist on their amendments disagreed to
by the House of Representatives, disagree to the amendmenrs of the
House of Representatives to the amendments of the Senate to the
said bill, and ask a conference on the disagreeing votes of the two
Houses thereon.

Ordered, That the committee of conference on the part of the
Senate be appointed by the President pro tempore; and

Mr. Barnwell, Mr. Semmes, and Mr. Oldham were appointed.

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

Mr. Barnwell, from the Committee on Finance, to whom were
referred the amendments of the House of Representatives to the
amendments of the Senate to the bill (H. R. 138) to increase the com-



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