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pensation of the heads of the several Executive Departments and the
Assistant Secretary of War and the Treasurv, reported thereon.

The Senate proceeded to consider the amendments of the House of
Representatives to their amendments to the bill (H. R. 138) last men
tioned; and



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June 10, 1864.] SENATPL 209

Resolved^ That the Senate di.sao-ree to the amendments of the House
of Rejiresentativcs to the amendments of the Senate to the said bill.

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

On motion by Mr, Sparrow,

The Senate resolved into executive session. ,

The doors having- been opened,

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

Mr. President: The House of Kepresentatives have passed a bill and joint resolution
of the following titles; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate:

H. R. 155. An act in relation to the pay of clerks in the office of the depositary;
and

H. R. 14. Joint resolution explanatory of the act to increase the compensation
of certain civil officers and employees in the President's office and in the executive
and legislative departments at Richmond for a limited period, approved January
30, 1864.

The President of the Confederate States has notified the House of Representatives
that he has this day approved and signed the following acts and joint resolutions:

H. R. 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 Feljruary, 1864;

H. R. 124. An act making appropriations for the postal service of the Confederate
States for the year 1862 and 1863;

H. R. 148. An act to raise money to increase the pay of soldiers;

H. R. 150. An act concerning the salary 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, 1864;

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

H. R. 13. Joint resolution to allow sick and wounded officers of the Army trans-
portation to their homes, and hospital accommodations.

And that on the 9th instant he approved and signed the following acts:

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

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

A message from the House of Representatives, bv Mr. Lamar, their
Clerk:

Mr. President: The President of the Confederate States having returned to the
House of Representatives, in which it originated, the bill (H. R. 147) entitled "An
act to amend an act entitled 'An act to impose regulations upon the foreign com-
merce of the Confederate States to provide for the public defense,' approved Febru-
ary sixth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four," with his objections thereto, the House
of Representatives proceeded, in pursuance of the Constitution, to reconsider the
same; and

Tiesolved, That the said bill do not pass, two-thirds of the House of Representatives
not agreeing to pass the same.

Mr. Henry submitted the following resolution for consideration:

Resolved {the Ifouse of Representatives concurring), That the time fixed for the
adjournment of the present session of Congress be extended to Tuesday, the four-
teenth day of June, instant, and that the President of the Senate and the Speaker of
the House of Representatives adjourn their respective Houses, sine die, at twelve
o'clock meridian, on that day.

The Senate proceeded to consider the said resolution; and
On motion by Mr. Orr, that the further consideration thereof be
postponed until 11 o'clock to-morrow,
It was determined in the negative,
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210 JOURNAL OF THE [June 10, 1864.

On motion by Mr. Jemison, to amend the resolution by striking out
" Tuesday " and inserting "Monday,"

It was determined in the negative.

The resolution was then agreed to.

On motion liy Mr. Sparrow, to reconsider the vote on agreeing to
the resolution,

It was determined in the negative.

Ordered^ That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House
of Representatives in the resolution.

Mr. Orr submitted the following motion for consideration:

Ordered^ That the vote on passing the resolution submitted by Mr.
Sparrow, from the Committee on ^lilitary Affairs, on the 8th instant,
lecjuiring the reports of officers of military operations which have
been communicated to the Senate by the President at the present ses-
sion to be placed upon the tiles of the Senate, and directing the Secre-
tary not to furnish copies of said reports to anyone without the leave
of the Senate, be reconsidered.

On motion b}" Mr. Watson,

The Senate resolved into secret legislative session.

The doors having been opened.

On motion b}' Mr. Jemison,

Ordered, That when the Senate adjoui-n it be to 10 o'clock a. m.
to-morrow.

The following bill and joint resolution were severally read the first
and second times and referred to the Comniittee on Finance:

H. R. 155. An act in relation to the pay of clerks in the office of
the depositary; and

II. R. 14. Joint resolution explanatory of the act to increase the
compensation of certain civil officers and employees in the President's
office and in the executive and legislative departments at Richmond
for a limited [)eriod, approved January P)(», 1S»;4.

Vix. Brown submitted the following resolution; which was con-
sidered and agreed to:

llrxoJvfd, That tliere l)e paid to the pa<re (if the Senate, out of the contingent fun.l
of the Senate, one hundred j)er cent on liis present per diena, to commence with the
present session and to continue during the next session.

On motion by Mr. Sparrow,

Ordered, That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged
from the further consideration of the memorial of J. S. Dawson.

Mr. Sparrow, from theConunittee on ^Nlilitarv Affairs, to whom was
referred the bill (S. 72) to amend an act entitled '"An act to organize
military courts to attend the Army of the Confederate States \\\ the
field, and to define the powers of 'said courts," approved October !),
ist;2, reported it without amendment.

On motion by Mr. Sparrow,

The Senate adjourned.

SECRET SESSION.

A message from the President of the Confederate States, hy Mr.
B. N. Harrison, his Secretary:

Mr. President: The President of the Confederate States has, to-(hiv, ajiproved and
signed an act (S. 67) to organize a corps of scouts and u'uards to facilitate comniuni-
cation with the Trans-Mississii)pi Department.



June 10,1864.] SENATE. 211

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

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the considera-
tion of the joint resohition (8. 13) declaring the dispositions, principles,
and purposes of the (confederate States in relation to the existing war
with the United States; and

After debate.

On motion by Mr. Graham,

The Senate resolved into executive session.

Having again resolved into secret legislative session.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the considera-
tion of the joint resolution (S. 13) declaring the dispositions, principles,
and purposes of the Confederate States in relation to the existing war
with the United States; 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.

On the question,

Shall the resolution now pass?

It was determined in the affirmative, \ ^ ' „

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On motion by ^Vlr. Orr,

The 3'eas and nays being desired by one-tifth of the Senators present.

Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Barnwell, Brown, Graham, Henry, Hill, Jemison, fFohnson
of Georgia, Orr, Semmes, Sparrow, Walker, and Watson.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Baker, Burnett, Hunter, Johnson of Arkansas, Mitchel,
Oldham, and Wigfall.

So it was

Resolv<:d^ That this resolution pass, and that the title thereof be as
aforesaid.

Ordi rrd^ That the Secretary request the concurrence of the House
of Representatives therein.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration
of the joint resolution (S. 10) in relation to the opening of negotiations
for peace between the Confederate States and the United States.

On motion by Mr. Jemison, that the further consideration of the
resolution be postponed until 11 o'clock to-morrow,

It was determined in the negative.

On motion b\- ^Ir. -Johnson of Georgia, to amend the resolution })y
striking all out after •' Resolved'*'' and inserting:

That the event of signal snccegs to our arms in the pendino; campaigns would
furnish an opportune occasion for an effort to open negotiations with the I'nited
States for peace between that Government and the Confeilerate States, and that the
Senate respectfully advise the President to embrace it,

It was determined in the negative, -pj \'^, ^-i

On motion by Mr. Orr,

The 3"eas and nays ])eing desired l)v one-fifth of the Senators present.
Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Baker, Hunter, Jemison, Johnson of Georgia, Johnson of
Arkansas, Semmes, and Sparrow.
Those who voted in the negative are,



212 JOURNAL OF THE [June 10,186-1.

Messrs. Brown, Burnett, Graham, Henry, Hill, Mitchel, Oldham,
Orr, Walker, Watson, and W^igfall.

No amendment being made, the resolution was reported to the
Senate,

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

The said resolution was read the third time.

On the question,

Shall the resolution now pass {

It was determined in the negative, i^^ ^.

On motion by Mr. Orr,

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

Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Graham, Hill, Orr, Walker, and Watson.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Baker, Barnwell, Brown, Burnett, Henry, Hunter, Jemi-
son, Johnson of Georgia, Johnson of Arkansas, Mitchel, Oldham,
Semmes, Sparrow, and Wigfall.

So it was

Remlved^ That the resolution do not pass.

On motion by Mr. Wigfall, that the vote on passing the joint reso-
lution (S. 13) dcclai-ing the dispositions, principles, and purposes of
the Confederate States in relation to the existing war with the United
States be reconsidered.

It was determined in tlie negative - xt '^ ^ rv

^ (JNa3^s - - 10

On motion by Mr. Orr,

'I'lie yeas and nays being desired ])y one-fifth of the Senators present.

Those who voted in the atlirniative are,

^lessrs. Barnwell, Burnett, Hunter, ,Johnson of Arkansas, Mitchel,
Oldham, Senunes, and Wigfall.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Brown, Graham. II(>nrv. Hill. Jemison, Johnson of Georgia,
Orr, Sparrow, Walker, and Watson.

So the Senate refused to reconsider the vote on passing the said
resolution.

On motion by Mr. Semmes,

Tlie Senate resolved into open legislative session.

EXECUTIVE SESSION.

Ml'. Graham, from the Committee on Naval Afl'airs, to whom were
referred the nominations of James AV. Cooke, to be captain; Hunter
Davidson, to bo connnander; Henry X. Wright, to be chief engineer;
flohn McI. Kell, to be commander; Charles G. I'earson, to be assistant
paymaster, reported, with the recommendation that all of said nomina-
tions be confirmed.

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

Rexolred, That the Senate advise and consent to their appointment,
agreealdy to the nomination of the President.

Mr. Bai'nweil. from the CA)nnnittee on Finance, to whom was referred
the nomination of ^^^ Y. Leitch as assistant treasurer at Charleston,
reported, with the recommendation that the said nomination be
confirmed.



June 10, 1864.] SENATE. 213

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

Resolved^ Tiiat the Senate advise and consent to his appointment,
a<xreeably to the nomination of the President.

The following message was received from the President of the Con-
federate States, by Mr, B. N. Harrison, his Secretary:

Confederate States of America, Executive Department,

RicJimond, June 9, 1SG4.
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of War, I nominate Brig. Gen.
E. C. Walthall, of Mississippi, to temporary rank of major-general (under act
approved May 31, 1864) in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of
America.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

Confederate States of America, War Department,

Rirhinond, June G, 1S64-

Sir: I have the honor to recommend the nomination of Brig. Gen. E. C. Walthall,

of Mississippi, to temporary lank of major-general (under act approved May 31, 18H4)

in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America, to command a new

division, to be formed in Polk's Corps, Army of Tennessee, to date from June 6, 1864.

I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

tSecretarij of War.
To His Excellenc}' Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.

The message was read.

The Senate proceeded to consider the nomination of E. C. Walthall
for temporar}^ appointment (under act approved May 31, 1864) as major-
general; and

Resolved^ That the Senate advise and consent to the temporary
appointment of E. C. Walthall, to be major-general, agreeably to the
nomination of the President,

The following message was received from the President of the Con-
federate States, by Mr. B. N. Harrison, his Secretar}^:

Confederate States of America, Executive Department,

Richmond, June 10, 1864.
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of War, I nominate Col. W. R.
Terry, of Virginia, to be a Ijrigadier-general, with temporary rank (under act approved
May 31, 1864), in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

Confederate States of America, War Department,

RicJimond, June 10, 1864.
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the nomination of Col. W. R. Terry, of Vir-
ginia, to tem{)orary rank of brigadier-general in the Provisional Army of the Confed-
erate States of America (under act approved May 31, 1864), to command Kemper's
brigade. Army of Northern Virginia, vice Brigadier-General Kemper, assigned to com-
mand of Virginia Reserve Forces.

I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.

The message was read.

The Senate proceeded to consider the nomination of W. 1?. Terry,
for temporary appointment (under act approved May 31, 1S61) as ])rig-
adier-general; and



214 JOURNAL OF THE [June 10, 1864.

Resolved^ That the Senate advise and consent to the temporary
appointment of W. R. Terry, to be brigadier-general, agreeably to the
nomination of the President.

The following messages were received from the President of the
Confederate States, b}- Mr. B. N. Harrison, his Secretary:

Confederate States of America, Executive Department,

Richmond, June 10, 1864.
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to tlie recommendation of the Secretarj'^ of War, I nominate Col. John
S. Preston, of South Carolina, to l>e a brigadier-general in the Provisional Army of
the Confederate States of America, under act approved October 13, 1862.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

Confederate States of America, AVar Department,

Richmond, June 8, 1864.
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the nomination of Col. John S. Preston, of
South Carolina, to be a brigadier-general in the Provisional Army of the Confederate
States of America, under act approvetl October 13, 1862, to rank from confirmation.
I am, sir, respectfully, your oljedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.

Confederate States of America, Executive Department,

Richmond, June 10, 1864.
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommemlation of the Secretary of War, I nominate Capt. D. G.
Fleming, of South Carolina, to be colonel T\venty-.second South Carolina Regiment,
in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States, vice Colonel Dantzler, killed in
action.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

AVar Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, June 8, 1864.
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the nomination of Capt. D. G. Fleming, of
Soutii Carolina, to be colonel Twenty-second South Carolina Regiment, in tlie Pro-
visional Army of the Confederate States of America, vice Col. O. M. Dantzler, killed,
the officers entitled to i)romotion waiving their claims, to rank from June 2, 1864.
1 am, sir, respectfullv, vour obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jefikksox DAvrs,

President, etc.

Executive Depaktmicnt, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, Jnuc 10, 1864.
To tlie Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of War, I nominate S. F. Green,
of Alississipid, to Ite adjutant of tlie Eighteenth Mississippi Battalion, Partisan Ran-
gers, with till' rank of first lieutenant in the Provisional Army of the Confeileratc
States of America.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

War Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, Jnne 8, 1864.
Sir: I have tlie honor to recommend the nomination of S. F. (ireen, of Mis-
sissippi, to be adjutant of the Kighteciith Missisijijiiii Battalion, I'artisan Uangei-s,
with the rank of lirst lieutenant in the I'rovi.sional Army of the Confederate States of
America (an original vacancy), to dale from June 1, 1863.
I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson D.wis,

President, etc.



June 10, 1864.] SENATE. 215

ExKCUTivE Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, June 9, 1864.
To the Senate oj tlie 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.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

No. 46.] War Department, Confederate States op America,

Richmond, June 6, 1864-
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the following nominations for appointment in
the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America:

M((jor-(jeneral.

Franklin (Gardner, of Louisiana, to take rank from December 13, 1862.

Brigadie r-gen eral.

Alfred Iverson, of North Carolina, to take rank from November 1, 1862.
I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.

Executive Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, .June 10, 1864.
To the 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.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

No. 47.] War Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, June 8, 1864.
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the following nominations for promotion in
the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America:

Colonels.

Lieut. Col. Jack Wharton, of Texas, to be colonel Sixth Texas Cavalry Regiment,
vice Colonel Ross, promote<l, to rank from December 21, 1863.

Lieut. Col. T. W. Hooper, of (Georgia, to be colonel Twenty-first Georgia Regi-
ment, vice Colonel Mercer, killed, to rank from April 18, 1864.

Lieut. Col. W. H. Wallace, of South Carolina, to be colonel Eighteenth South
Carolina Regiment, vice Colonel Gadberry, killed, to rank from August 30, 1862.

Lieut. Col. ^L D. L. Stephens, of Mississippi, to be colonel Thirty-first Mississippi
Regiment, vice Colonel Orr, resigned, to rank from March 11, 1864. .

Lieutenant-colonels.

Maj. T. C. Glover, of Georgia, to be lieutenant-colonel Twenty-first Georgia Regi-
ment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Hooper, promoted, to rank from April 18, 1864.

Maj. W. B. Allison, of South Carolina, to be lieutenant-colonel Eighteenth South
Carolina Regiment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Wallace, promoted, to rank from August
30, 1862.

Maj. J. W. Drane, of Mississippi, to be lieutenant-colonel Thirty-first Mississippi
Regiment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Stephens, promoted, to rank from March 11, 1864.
Maj. W. M. Shy, of Tennes.see, to be lieutenant-colonel Twentieth Tennessee Regi-
ment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Lavender, resigned, to rank from June 24, 1863.

Maj. W. C. Crow, of Louisiana, to be lieutenant-colonel Twenty -sixth Louisiana
Regiment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Hall, promoted, to rank from November 25, 1862.
I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.



216 JOURNAL OF THE . [June lO. 1864.

ExEciTTivK Department, Confederate States of A>rERicA,

RidimomJ, June 10, 1864.
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of War, I nominate the officers
on the accompanying lit-t to the rank affixed to their names, respectively.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

War Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, June S, 1864.

Sir: I have the honor to recommend the following nominations for appointment
in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America for distinguished valor
and skill:

Captain.

Junius Kimball, of Tennessee, to be captain Company A, Fourteenth Tennessee
Regiment, to rank from May 28, 1864.

Second lieutenant.

B. C. Harrison, of Alabama, to be second lieutenant Company I, Fifty-first Ala-
bama Regiment, to rank from May 26, 1864.

I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant, >

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.
Executive Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, Jufie 9, 1864.
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to tlie recommendation of the Secretary of War, I nominate Capt. John
M. Otey, of Virginia, to be an assistant adjutant-general, with the rank of lieutenant-
colonel in the Provisional Army of the ("()nfe<lerate States of America.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

AVar Depart.ment, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, June 6, 1864.
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the nomination of Capt. John M. Otey, of
Virginia, to be an assistant adjutant-general, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel in
the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America, for duty in Department
of Southern Virginia and North Carolina, to date from June 2, 1864.
I am, sir, resixjctfully, your obedient servant,



To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.



JAMES A. SEDDON,

Sea'etary of War.



The me.ssao-es were read.

Ordcrah That they 1)0 referred to the Committee on Military
Affair.s.

On motion by Mr. Oldham,

The Senate resolyed into open legislative .ses.sion.

The Senate haviiijj;" ayain re.solved into executive session,

Mr. Sparrow, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom
were referred the nominations of Franklin Gardner and J. B. Magru-
der, to be major-trpnerals: John \\. Winder, H. H. Sibley, K. S. Ripley,
N. C. Eyans, William M. (iardner, H. W. Mercer, T. P.'Dockery, T. N.
Waul, John S. Preston, to )»(> bi'ioadier-generals; D. (t. Fleminjy, Jack
Wharton, T. W. Hooper, A^^ II. Wallace, M. D. L. Stephens, Cleorge
Flournoy, D. H. Smith, B. II. Hutledge, J. B. liittie, J. G. Coltart, G. N.
Folk, C. A. Sugg-, and A. C. Haskell, to be colonels; I. G. McKissick.
T. C. Gloyer, W. B. Allison, J. W. Drane. W. M. Shy, W. C. Crow^
Arthur Hood, W. H. Redwood, William Stokes. Alf. H. Baird, L. H.



June 10. 1864.] SENATE. 217

Hill, and S. H. Colms, tobc lieutenant-colonels; W. P. Emanuel, John
J. Spann, and William E. Pinckard, to be majors; Junius Kimball, to be
captain; B. C Harrison, to be second lieutenant; George B. Hodge,
to be assistant adjutant-general, with the rank of colonel; John M.
Otey, to be assistant adjutant-general, with the rank of lieutenant-
colonel; T. H. Hajs, to be assistant adjutant-general, with the rank
of major; William Wren, to be assistant adjutant-general, with the
rank of captain; S. F. Green, to be adjutant, and J. W. Ha3'ne and
N. P. Trist, to bo aids-de-camp, with rank of first lieutenant; E. P.
Alexander, to he brigadiei'-general of artilleiy; Thomas H. Carter,
Hilaiy P. Jones, and Melanethon Smith, to be colonels of artillery;
James Bearing, Frank Huger, C. M. Braxton, W. J. Pegram, D. G.
Mcintosh, W. T. Poague. 11. A. Hardaway, Charles Richardson, L.
Hoxton, and S. C. Williams, to be lieutenant-colonels of artillery; W. E.



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