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A. M. Allen, of Georgia, to take rank from July 29, 1863.

M. B. Miller, of Georgia, to take rank from July 29, 1863.

H. T. Hall, of Tennessee, to take rank from July 29, 1863.

P. Campbell, of Tennessee, to take rank from July 29, 1863.

A. B. Noyes, of Florida, to take rank from October 5, 1863.

J. P. Baldwin, of Florida, to take rank from October 5, 1863.

A. G. Sumner, of Florida, to take rank from Octoljer 5, 1863.

W. O. Harvie, of Virginia, to take rank from May 22, 1863.

T. Robinson, of Virginia, to take rank from September 23, 1863.

W. M. Tate, of Virginia, to take rank from July 1, 1863.

Joseph Cloyd, of Virginia, to take rank from December 5, 1863.

James Sloan, of North Carclina, to take rank from June 26, 1863.

P. W. White, of Florida, to take rank from June 26, 1863.

John M. Gait, of Virginia, to take rank from August 8, 1863.

Assistant commissaries — captains.

J. H. Franklin, of Virginia, to take rank from May 2, 1863.
J. M. Johnston, of Tennessee, to take rank from May 13, 1863.

C. W. Venable, of Virginia, to take rank from June 2, 1863.

R. G. Lindsay, of North Carolina, to take rank from July 19, 1863.
A. H. Cline, of Arkansas, to take rank from May 2, 1863.
J. H. Dowell, of Arkansas, to take rank from Mav 2, 1863.

D. F. Brashear, of Texas, to take rank from May 2, 1863.

T. R. Foster, of Virginia, to take rank from August 25, 1863.
G. B. Scott, of Virginia, to take rank from August 25, 1863.
W. O. Rogers, of Louisiana, to take rank from August 25, 1863.
W. B. Fitzpatrick, of Georgia, to take rank from September 3, 1863.
W. A. Thompson, of Tennessee, to take rank from August 11, 1863.
J. J. Wheadon, of Alabama, to take rank from July 31, 1863.
Aug. O. Bacon, of Georgia, to take rank from September 13, 1863.
J. M. ]\Iurkland, of Virginia, to take rank from September 28, 1863.
W. T. Edwards, of Arkansas, to take rank from September 22, 1863.



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W. 0. Hillhouse, of South Carolina, to take rank from September 2H, 1S63.

T. E. Dudley, of South Carolina, to take rank from October 1, 1863.

S. L. Butler, of Georgia, to take rank from October 5, 1863.

D. L. Thomson, of South Carolina, to take rank from October 8, 1863.

H. W. Conner, of South Carolina, to take rank from November 9, 1863.

J. P. Mason, of North Carolina, to take rank from August 3, 1863.

B. R. Mason, of Virginia, to take rank from August 19, 186.3.
T. H. McKoy, of Louisiana, to take rank from August 18, 1863.
J. A. McRady, of Tennessee, to take rank from July 31, 1863.
R. M. Doss, of Alabama, to take rank from August 22, 1863.

T. E. Mitchell, of Alabama, to take rank from August 1, 1863.
J. R. Hutchinson, of Virginia, to take rank from Septeml)er 5, 1863.
W. B. Clarke, of Arkansas, to take rank from September 8, 1863.
W. H. Wigg, of South Carolina, to take rank from August 1, 1863.
M. J. M. Mason, of Alal)ama, to take rank from August 13, 1863.
T. C. Moore, of Georgia, to take rank from July 31, 1863.
Richard Irby, of Virginia, to take rank from June 23, 1863.
K. L. Simons, of South Carolina, to take rank from June 26, 1863.
John F. Riley, of South Carolina, to take rank from June 26, 1863.
T. S. Morgan, of Tennessee, to take rank from June 27, 1863.

F. F. Myer, of Maryland, to take rank from August 15, 1863.

G. H. Cheever, of Georgia, to take rank from October 13, 1863.
T. H. Bostick, of Tennessee, to take rank from October 13, 1863.
J. A. Bowie, of South Carolina, to take rank from July 30, 1863.
J. W. Chapman, of Alabama, to take rank from August 18, 1863.
A. J. Hutchins, of Georgia, to take rank from December 3, 1863.
Z. S. Farland, of Virginia, to take rank from October 11, 1S63.
S. S. Gresham, of Virginia, to take 7-ank from Octo))er 11, 1863.
J. B. Fulton, of Georgia, to take rank from October 9, 1863.

M. B. Kittrell, of Georgia, to take rank from October 9, 1863.
H. Wade, of Alabama, to take rank from October 17, 1863.
J. A. Houser, of (Georgia, to take rank from October 23, 1863.
J. H. Davis, of G(>orgia, to take rank from October 23, 1863.

C. F. Stnbbs, of (ieorgia, to take rank from I\Iay 2, 1863.

J. G. Moffett, of Virginia, to take rank from November 1, 1863.
G. W. Hardie, of < Jeorgia, to take rank from Octolwr 2S, 1863.
T. H. Handy, of INhiryland, to take rank from Novem})er 20, 186.3.
W. B. Williams, of Virginia, to take rank from Novenil)er 20, 186.3.

D. C. Richardson, of Texas, to take rank from November 27, 1863.
W. H. Johnson, of Mississippi, to take rank from November 13, 1863.
J. P. Egsileston, of .Mississippi, to take rank from November 28, 1863.
C. M. Boyce, of i\Iississi])pi, to take rank from November 17, 1863.

I am, sir, respectfuUv, your ol)edient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secrclary of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

Presidenf, etc.

The nies.saofcs were rojul.

Ordered^ Th;it they be rcforrocl to the Committee on MilitiuT Afi'airs.

Mr. Burnett, froni the Committee on Militai y Atiairs, to whom were
referred the nominations of C. J. Polignae and J, F. Fajjfan, to be
major-generals; C. I. Walker, to be lieutenant-colonel; Oeoroe Howard
King and Charles W. Wailey, to be captains of ordnance; N. W.
Murphy, Thomas A. Woods, Morris S. Belknap, and Thomas H. Bacon,
to be tfrst li(nitenants of ordnance; M. J. Atkins, ,Iacob R. Stevens,
Daniel McCill. and Thomas C. Dupree, to be assistant (piartermasters,
with the rank of captains; W. S. (iriffin, to be commissary, with the
rank of major; and John \\. Sydnor, to be assistant commissary, with
the rank of captain, reported, with the recommendation that all of said
nominations be conlirmed.

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



June 13, 1864.] SENATE. 241

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

On motion by Mr. Semmes,

The Senate resolved into open legislative session.

The Senate having again resolved into execntive session,

The following messages were received from the President of the
Jonfederate States, by Mr. B. N. Harrison, his Secretary:

Executive Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, May 13, 1864.
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretarj^ of War, I nominate W. T.
Edwards, of Arkansas, to be commissary, with the rank of major in the Provisional
Army of the Confederate States of America.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

War Department, Confederate States op America,

Richmond, May 26, 1864-
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the nomination of W. T. JCdwards, of Arkan-
sas, to l)e a commissary, with rank of major in the Provisional Army of the Confed-
erate States of America, for duty at Post Demopolis, Ala., to date from May 17, 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, June IS, 1864.
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of War, I nominate Capt. (i. M.
.lessee, of Kentucky, to be lieutenant-colonel Sixth Confederate Battalion Cavalry in
the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

War Department, Confederate States of America,

Richnnnid, June 13, 1864-
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the nomination of Capt. (1. M. Jessee, of
Kentucky, to Ije lieutenant-colonel Sixth Confederate Battalion Cavalry in the Pro-
visional Army of the Confederate States of America (the battalion being increased to
over six companies), to rank from May 21, 1864.

I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jpffehson Davis,

President, etc.

Executive Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, June 13, 1864-
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the .recommendation of the Secretary of War, I nominate Capt.
Michael Lynch, of Georgia, to be major of the Twenty-first Georgia Regiment in the
Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

Wjvr Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, June 13, 1864-
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the nomination of Cajit. Michael Lynch, of
Georgia, for promotion, to be major of the Twenty-first Georgia Regiment in tlie
Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America, vice Major Glover, promoted,
to rank fioin April 18, 1864.

I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.

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242 JOURNAL OF THE [June 13, 1864.

Executive Department, Confederate States of America,

liichmond, June 13, 1864.
To Ike Senate of the Confederate Slates:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretai y oi AVar, I nominate the officers
on the accompanying list to the rank affixed to their names, respectively.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

War Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmo7id, June IS, 1864-
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the following nominations for appointment in
the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America:

Colonels.

Lieut. Col. C. F. Hopkins, of Florida, to be colonel Tenth Florida Regimen I (formed
by consolidating four companies Avith First Florida Battalion), to take rank from Jmie
11, 1864.

Lieut. Col. Theodore W. Brevard, of Florida, to be colonel Eleventh Florida Regi-
ment (formed by consolidating three companies with Fourth Florida Battalion), to
take rank from June 11, 1864.

lAeutenant-colonels.

Maj. W. W. Scott, of Florida, to be lieutenant-colonel Tenth Florida Regiment
(see explanation under nomination of Col. C. F. Hopkins) , to take rank from June
11, 1864.

Maj. J. F. McClellan, of Florida, to be lieutenant-colonel Eleventh Florida Regi-
ment ( see explanation under nomination of Colonel Brevard), to take rank from June
11, 1864.

Maj(n-if.

Capt. John Westcott, of Florida, to be major Tenth Florida Regiment (see expla-
nation under jiomination of Colonel Hopkins), to rank from June 11, 1864.

Capt. John H. Gee, of Florida, to be major Eleventh Florida Regiment (see expla-
nation under nomination of Colonel Brevard), to rank from June 11, 1864.
I am, sir, respectfullv, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.

RiciLMOND, Va., June 13, 1864.
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

I hereby nominate Lieut. Col. F. R. Lubbock, of Texas, to be aid-de-camp to the
President, with the rank, pay, and allowances of a colonel of cavalry, vice Col. James
Chesnut, resigned.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

Confederate States of America, Executive Department,

Richmond, June 13, 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. 51.] Confederate States of America, War Department,

J\ichn)ond, June 13, 1864.
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the following nominations for appointment
in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America:

Aids-de-camp— first lieutenants.

S. E. Barnwell, of South Carolina, for duty as aid-de-canip to Brigadier-General
Elliott (original vacancy), to rank from June 9, 1864.

E. C. (Jordon, of Georgia, for duty as aid-de-camp to Brigadier-General Evans
(original vacancy), to rank from June 9, 1864.

• P. Hamilton, "of Mississippi, for iluty as aid-de-camp to Brigadier-General Seai-s
(original vacancy), to rank from February 19, 1864.



June 14, 1864.] SENATE. 243

Thomas Hunter, of Louisiana, for duty as aiil-de-camp to Lieut. Gen. R. Taylor
vice Lieutenant Bonford, resigned, to rank from March 17, 1864.
I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SP:DD0N,

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.

I'he messages were read.

Opdered^ That they be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Graham,

The Senate resolved into open legislative session.

TUESDAY. June 14, 1864.

OPEN SESSION.

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

Mr. Presideiil: The House of Representatives have passed a l^ill (H. R. 162) to
amend an act entitled "An act to levy additional taxes for the common defense and
support of the Government," approved February 17, 1864; in which they request the
concurrence of the Senate.

The House of Representatives have passed the liill of the Senate (S. 55) to author-
ize the formation of new commands, to l)e comiiosed of supernumerary officers who
may resign to join such commands, and to limit and restrict the appointment of officers
in certain cases, with an amendment; in which they request the concurrence of the
Senate.

And they have agreed to the report of the connnittee of conference on the disagree-
ing votes of the two Houses on the l)ill (H. R. 138) to increase the compensation of
the heads of the several Executive Dei^artments and the Assistant Secretary of War
and the Treasury.

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

The bill (H. R. 102) to amend an act entitled "An act to levy addi-
tional taxes for the common defense and support of the Government,''''
approved February 17, 1864, was read the first and second times and
referred to the Committee on Finance.

The Senate proceeded to consider the amendment of the House of
Representatives to the ])ill (S. 55) to authorize the formation of new
commands, to be composed of supernumerary officers who may resign
to join such commands, and to limit and restrict the appointment of
officers in certain cases; and

Resolved^ That they concur therein.

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

Mr. Watson, from the committee, reported that they had examined
and found truly enrolled bills and a joint resolution of the following
titles:

S. 49. An act to authorize the manufacture of spirituous liquors for
the use of the Army and hospitals;

S. 62. An act providing for the cstal)lishment and payment of claims
for a certain description of property taken or informally impressed for
the use of the Army;

S. 53. An act to amend the several acts in relation to a volunteer
navy;

S. 62. An act to amend an act entitled "An act to create a provisional
navy of the Confederate States," approved May 1, 1863;



244 JOURNAL OF THE [June 14, 1864.

S. 70. An act to amend an act entitled "An act to amend an act
entitled 'An act to orcranizc militaiy courts to attend the Army of the
Confederate States in the held, and to detine the powers of said
courts,'" approved February 13, 1864;

H. R. 138. 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 and other officers therein named;

H. R. 158. An act makino- additional appropriations for the support
of the Government;

H. R. 159. An act further to amend an act to reduce the currency
and to authorize a new issue of notes and bonds, approved Februaiy
17, 1864; and

H. R. 15. Joint resolution in reference to the exportation of cotton,
tobacco, military and naval stores, sugar, molasses, and rice, exported
l)y any of the Confederate States, and to the vessels in which said
articles are shippc^l.

The President pi"o tempore havino- signed the enrolled bills and
enrolled joint resolution hist reported to have l)een examined, the}'
were delivered to the Secretary of the Senate and l)y him forthwith
])r(>sented to the l*resident of the Confederate States for his approval.

A message from the House of Re])resentatives, b}' Mr. Dalton:

Mr. Preside)il: Tlie IIou8e f)f Representatives liave passed the bill of the Senate
(S. 1) to provifle and organize a general staff for armies in the field, to serve during
the war.

The S])('aker of the House of Representatives having signed an enrolled bill, I am
ilirectfd to l)ring it to the Senate for the signature of their President.

Mr. Burnett, from the Conunittee on Military Atiairs, to whom were
referred the amendments of the House of Representatives to the bill
(S. (51) to amend an act entitled "An act to organize military courts to
attend the Army of the Confederate States in the field, and to define
the powers of said courts," reported thereon.

The Senate proceeded to consider the amendments of the House of
Representatives to the bill (S. 61) last mentioned; and

AV.svV/vy/, That they concur therein.

(>i'(l<:i'('<l^ That the Secretary inform the House of Representatives
thereof

On motion by Mr. l^urnett,

Th(> Senate resolved into executive session.

The doors having been opened,

Mr. Johnson of Missouri, from the committee, reported that they
iiad examined and found truly enrolled

A hill (II. R. 160) to amend the laws relating to the commutation
value of ho.spital rations.

The President ])ro tempore having signed the enrolled bill last
re})orted to have b(>en examined, it was delivered to the Secretary of
the Senate and by him forthwith presented to the Pi'esident of the
Confederate States for his approval.

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

iV?-. Prrsi(Ic7}f: The House of Representatives have passed the bill of the Senate
(S. ()()) to amend an act entitled "An act to jjrohibit the importation of luxuries, or
of articles not necessaries or of common use," ap|)rove<l February (>, 1864.

And they have ])assed the l)ill of the Senate (S. 72) to amend an act entitled "Au
act to organize military courts to attend the Army of the Confederate States in the
field, and to (iefine the ])o\versof said courts," approved Octoljer D, 1862, with ameud-
luents; iu which they request the concurrence otthc Senate.



June 14. 1«64.] SENATE. 245

The Senate proceeded to consider the amendments of tlie House of
Representatives to the bill (S. 72) last mentioned; and

Resolved^ That they concur therein.

Ordered^ That the Secretar}' inform the House of Representatives
thereof.

A message from the House of Representatives, b}^ Mr. Lamar, their
Clerk:

Mr. President: The House of Reprepontatives liave passed a resolution extending
the hour for the adjournment of the two Houses of Congress to hah" past 2 o'clock
p. m. this daj'; in which they retjnest the concurrence of the Senate.

The Speaker of the House of Kepresentatives having signed two enrolled hills, I
am directed to hring them to the Senate for the signature of their President.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution of the House of
Representatives extending the hour for the adjournment of the two
Houses of Congress to half past 2 o'clock p. m. this day; and

Resolved^ That the}" concur therein.

Ordered^ That the Secretar}" inform the House of Representatives
thereof.

Mr. Walker, from the committee, reported that they had examined
and found truly enrolled bills of the following titles:

S. 55. An act to authorize the formation of new commands, to be
composed of supernumerary officers who may resign to join such com-
mands, and to limit and restrict the appointment of officers in certain
cases; and

S. 61. An act to amend an act entitled "An act to organize military
courts to attend the Army of the Confederate States in the field, and
to define the powers of said courts."

The President pro tempore having signed the enrolled bills last
reported to have been examined, the}^ were delivered to the Secretary
of the Senate and })y him forthwith presented to the President of the
Confederate States for his approval.

Mr. Heur}" submitted the following resolution; which was considered
and agreed to:

Resolved, That a committee he appointed, on the part of the Senate, to join such
committee as may be appointed by the House of Representatives to wait upon the
President of the Confederate States and ir.form him tliat, unless he may have some
further communication to make, the two Houses are now ready to adjourn.

On motion by Mr. Henry,

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

Mr. Henry, Mr. Barnwell, and Mr. Graham were appointed.

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

A message from the House of Representatives, l)y Mr. Dalton:

Mr. Preslderd: The Speaker of the House of Re])resentatives having signed sundry
enrolled bills, I am directed to bring them to the Senate for the signature of tlieir
President.

Mr. Walker, from the committee, reported that the}^ had examined
and found trul}^ enrolled bills of the following titles:

S. 1. An act to provide and organize a general stall' for armies in
the field, to serve during the war;

S. 58. An act to authorize the appointment of quartermasters and
assistant quartermasters and commissaries and assistant commissaries
in the Provisional Army in certain cases;

S. 60. An act to amend an act entitled ''An act to prohibit the



246 JOUENAL OF THE [June 14, 1864.

importation of luxuries, or of articles not necessaries or of common
use," approved February 6, 1864:; and

S. 72. An act to amend an act entitled "An act to organize military
courts to attend the Army of the Confederate States in the held, and to
define the powers of said courts," approved October 9, 1862.

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

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

Mr. President: The President of the Confederate States has, to-day, approved and
signed the following acts and joint resolutions:

S. 49. An act to authorize the manufacture of spirituous liquors for the use of the
Army and hospitals;

S. 52. An act providing for the establishment and payment of claims for a certain
description of pro]ierty taken or informally impressed for the use of the Army;

S. 53. An act to amend the several acts in relation to a volunteer navy;

S. 62. An act to amend an act entitled "An act to create a provisional navy of the
Confederate States," ai)itroved May 1, lSt53;

S. 77. An act to amend an act entitled "An act to reduce the currency and to
authorize the new issue of notes and IkhkIs," approved February 17, 1864;

S. 12. Joint resolution fur the relief of Wellington (loddin;

S. 13. Joint resolution declaring the dispositions, ))rincij)les, and purposes of the
Confederate States in relation to the existing war with the United States; and

S. 14. Joint resolution for the relief of James Lyons.

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

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

Mr. PremleiU: The House of Representatives have appointed a committee to join
the committee ajipointed by the Senate, to wait upon the President of the Confed-
erate States an<l inform him that, uidess he may have some further commmiication
to make, the two Houses are now ready to atljonrn; and they liave appointed Mr.
Ru.ssell of Virginia, Mr. Barksdale of Mississippi, and ]Mr. Foster of Alabama the
committee on their part.

The House of Representatives have passed a joint resolution (H. R. 17) of thanks
to ]Major-(Teneral Forrest and the officers and men of his command; in which they
request the concnnvnce of the Si'iuite.

The Presiileiit of the Confederate States has notified the House of Representatives
that he has, to-day, ajiproved and signed the following acts:

H. R. 107. An act to amend the tax laws;

II. R. 138. An act to increase the com))ensation of the heads of the several Execu-
tive Departments and thi' Assistant Secretary of War and the Treasury and of the
Assistant Attorney-General and the Comptroller of the Treasury and other officers
therein nanietl;

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

II. R. 158. An act making additional appropriations for the support of theGovern-
ment;

H. R. 159. An act further to amend an act to reduce the currency and to authorize
a new issue of notes and bonds, approvetl February 17, 1864; and

H. R. 160. An act to amend the laws relating to the comnmtation value of hospital
rations.



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