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quartermaster's department.

Majors.

Capt. W. H. Mauldin, of South Carolina, to be major, for duty with Gary's bri^de,
Army of Northern Virginia (an original vacancy), to rank from July 19, 1864.



436 JOURNAL OF THE [Jan. 9.1865.

Capt. J. S. Bransford, of Tennessee, to be major in charge of transportation, Army
of Tennessee, to rank from June 15, 1864.

Capt. S. M. H. Byrd, of Georgia, to be major, for duty with Wofford's brigade. Army
of Nortliern Virginia, vice Major Parrott, resigned, to rank from June 15, 1864.

Capt. C. B. Gwathmey, of Virginia, to be major, for duty with Rosser's old bri-
gade. Army of Northern Virginia (an original vacancy), to rank from June 15, 1864.

Capt. F. P. Turner, of South Carolina, to be major, for duty with artillery, Second
Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (an original vacancy), to rank from June 15, 1864.

Capt. J. B. Hill, of Virginia, to be major, for duty with Evans' brigade. Army of
Northern Virginia, vice Major Bryan, dropped, to rank from June 15, 1864.

Capt. II. T. Massingale, of Tennessee, to be major, for duty as post quartermaster,
to rank from June 15, 1864.

Capt. Richard Orme, of Georgia, to be major, for duty with Simms' brigade, Army
of Northern Virginia (an original vacancy), to rank from June 15, 1864.

Capt. Y. S. Patton, of Tennessee, to be major, forduty aschief quartermaster Hardee's
old corps. Army of Tennessee (an original vacancy), to rank from June 15, 1864.

Capt. E. H. Janney, of Virginia, to be major, for duty as assistant to chief quarter-
master, Army of Northern Virginia (an original vacancy) , to rank from June 15, 1864.

Capt. F. Ducayet, of Louisiana, to be major, for duty as an inspector of field
transportation, to rank from June 15, 1864.

Capt. J. (t. Blount, of North Carolina, to be major, for duty with Brigadier-General
Hebert's command. Department of Cape Fear (an original vacancy), to rank from
June 15, 1864.

Capt. Benjamin E. Crane, of Georgia, to be major, for duty with brigade of Georgia
Reserves, formerly commanded by Brig. Gen. H. R. Jackson (an original vacancy),
to rank from June 15, 1864.

Capt. Hermann Hirsch, of Georgia, to be major, for duty as post quartermaster at
Savannah, Ga., to rank from June 15, 1864.

Capt. S. M. Finger, of North Carolina, to be major, for duty in collecting "tax in
kind," vii'e Major INIcRae, resigned, to rank from August 20, 1864.

Capt. J. B. Moore, of Virginia, lo be major, for duty in collecting and distributing
forage to Army of Tennessee, to rank from August 30, 1864.

Capt. W. C. Scott, of Virginia, to be major, for duty with artillery. Third Corps,
Army of Northern Virginia (an original vacancy), to rank from November 4, 1864.
I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

Fretfident, etc.

11.] Executive Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, Januanj 5, 1865.
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of War, I nominate the officers
(appointed under act No. 121, approved February 17, 1864) on the accompanying
list to the grades affixed to their names, respectively.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

No. 71.] War Department, Confederate States of America,

. Richmnnd, December 12, 1864-

Sir: I have the honor to recommend the following nominations for appointment
(under act No. 121, approved February 17, 1864) in the Provisional Army of the
Confederate States of America:

Captains.

J. C. S. Blackburn, to rank from July 21, 1864.
H. H. Johnston, to rank from July 21, 1864.

First lieutenant.

Bennett H. Young, of , to rank from June 16, 1864.

I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.



Jan. 9,1865.] SENATE. 437

12.] Executive Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, Janumn/ 5, 1865.
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of War, I nominate Capt. K. J.
Nugent, of Louisiana, to be promoted to major in the Quartermaster's Department,
Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

No. 133.] War Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, January 4, 1865.
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the nomination of Capt. R. J. Nugent, of
Louisiana, to be promoted to major in the Quartermaster's Department, for duty
with Polignac's division, Trans-Mississippi Department (an original vacancy), to rank
from December 26, 1864.

I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON.

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.

13.] Executive Department, Confederate States op America,

Richmond, January 5, 1865.
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 grades affixed to their names, respectively.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

No. 131.] War Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, January 5, 1866.
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the following nominations for appointment
in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America;

Adjutants — first lieutenants.

James H. Taylor, of North Carolina, to be adjutant Fifty-first North Carolina Regi-
ment, vice Lieutenant Latta, resigned, to rank from September 21, 1864.

R. L. Bassham, of Tennessee, to be adjutant Thirty-second Tennessee Regiment,
vice Lieutenant Irvin, killed, to rank from December 27, 1864.
I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War,
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.

14.] Executive Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, January 5, 1865.
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of War, I nominate the oflBcers
on the accompanying list to the grades affixed to their names, respectively.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

No. 130.] War Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmmi'd, January 4, 1865.
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. E. L. Hobson, of Alabama, to be colonel Fifth Alabama Regiment, vice
Colonel Hall, retired, to rank from November 29, 1864.

Lieut. Col. W. H. Clark, of Mississippi, to be colonel Forty-sixth Mississippi Regi-
ment, vice Colonel Sears, appointed brigadier-general, to rank from March 1, 1864.

Lieut. Col. W. L. Doss, of Mississippi, to be colonel Fourteenth Mississippi Regi-
ment, vice Colonel Abert, resigned, to rank from March 16, 1864.

Lieut. Col. Jauies Dickey, of Georgia, to be colonel Fifty-first Georgia Regiment,
vice Colonel Ball, deceased, to rank from November 12, 1864.



438 JOURNAL OF THE [Jan. 9, 1865.

Lieutenan t-colonels.

Maj. G. W. Hammond, of North Carolina, to be lieutenant-colonel Fifteenth North
Carolina Regiment, vice Lieutenant Colonel Yarborough, promoted, to rank from
November 4, 1864.

INIaj. K. Otey, of Virginia, to be lieutenant-colonel Eleventh Virginia Regiment,
vice Lieutenant-Colonel Langhorne, promoted, to rank irom September 24, 1863.

Maj. B. Taylor, of Virginia, to be lieutenant-colonel Nineteenth Virginia Regi-
ment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Peyton, retired, to rank from October 24, 1864.

Maj. R. J. Lawrence, of Mississippi, to be lieutenant-colonel Fourteenth Mississippi
Regiment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Doss, promoted, to rank from March 16, 1864.

Maj. C. A. Conn, of Georgia, to be lieutenant-colonel Forty-fifth Georgia Regi-
ment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Wallace, retired, to rank from December 2, 1864.

Maj. John B. Lady, of Virginia, to be lieutenant-colonel Twenty-fifth [Twentieth?]
Virginia Cavalrv Regiment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Evans, resigned, to rank from
November 22, 1864.

Capt. A. Savage, of Virginia, to be lieutenant-colonel Thirteenth Virginia Cavalry
Regiment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Upshaw and Major Winfield, resigned, to rank
from Noveml)er 22, 1864.

Maj. H J. Goggans, of South Carolina, to be lieutenant-colonel Seventh South Car-
olina Regiment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Bland, killed, to rank from September 20,
1863.

Maj. James T. Adams, of North Carolina, to be lieutenant-colonel Twenty-sixth
North Carolina Regiment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Jones, killed, to rank from May
6, 1864.

Maj. J. P. Crawford, of Georgia, to be lieutenant-colonel Fifty-first Georgia Regi-
ment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Dickey, promoted, to rank from November 12, 1864.

Majors.

Capt. C. G. Tucker, of Tennessee, to be major Thirty-second Tennessee Regiment,
vice Major McGuire, promoted, to rank from August 7, 1864.

Capt. J. R. llutter, of \'irginia, to l)e major Eleventh Virginia Regiment, vice
Major Otey, promoted, to rank from September 24, 1863.

Capt. Waller M. Boyd, of Virginia, to l)e major Nineteenth Virginia Regiment,
vice Slajor Taylor, promoted, to rank from October 24, 1864.

Capt. R. (t. Prewitt, of Mississijjpi, to be major Fifteenth Mississippi Regiment,
vice Major Terry, resigned, to rank from August 20, 1864.

Capt. A. W. Gibson, of Georgia, to Ix; major Forty-fifth Georgia Regiment, vice
Major Conn, promoted, to rank from Decend)er 2, 1864.

Capt. J. M. Jeffries, of Alabama, to be major Forty-first Alabama Regiment, vice
Major Hudgings, deceased, to rank from November 17, 1864.

Captuins.

First Lieut. J. R. Pringle, of South Carolina, to be captain, First South Carolina
Regiment Artillery, vice Captain Peronneau, retired, to rank from November 5, 1864.

First Lieut. A. N. Ogden, of Louisiana, to l)e captain. First Louisiana Regiment Artil-
lery, vice Captain Rawle, droi)ped, to rank from November 10, 1862.

First Lieut. W. C. Ellis, of Louisiana, to be captain, First Louisiana Regiment
Artillery, vice Captain Squires, deceased, to rank from October 4, 1863.

First lieulenardii.

Second Lieut. H. W. De Saussure, of South Carolina, to be first lieutenant. First
South Carolina Regiment Artillery, vice Lieutenant Pringle, promoted, to rank
from Novend)er 5, 1864.

Second Lieut. J. 1). Scott, of Louisiana, to be first lieutenant. First Louisiana Regi-
ment Artillery, vice Lieutenant Fowler, i)romoted, to rank from July 21, 1863.

Second Lieut. F. M. AVilliams, of Louisiana, to be first lieutenant. First Louisiana
Regiment Artillery, vice Lieutenant Ellis, j)rf)moti'd, to rank from October 4, 1863.

Second Lieut. J. B. Humphreys, of Louisiana, to be first lieutenant, First Louisiana
Regiment Artillery, vice Lieutenant Palfrey, appointed captain, assistant adjutant-
general, to rank from February 19, 1864.

Second Lieut. J. B. Cleveland, of Louisiana, to be first lieutenant, First Louisiana
Regiment Artillery, vice Lieutenant Butler, appointed adjutant, to rank from Feb-
ruary 19, 1864.



Jan. 9, 1866.] SENATE. 439

Second Lieut. C. L. C. Dupuy, of Louisiana, to be first lieutenant, First Louisiana
Regiment Artillery, vice Lieutenant Harrod, promoted, to rank from October 18,
1864.

Second Lieut. G. E. Straw-bridge, of Louisiana, to be first lieutenant. First Louisiana
Regiment Artillery, vice Lieutenant Agar, promoted, to rank from November 7, 1864.
1 am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.

15.] Executive Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, January 7, 1865.
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of War, I nominate Lieut. H. H.
Flint, of Georgia, to be captain CcKiipany C, Seventh Confederate Cavalry Regiment,
in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

No. 143.] War Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, January 7, 1865.
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the nomination of Lieut. H. H. Flint, of
Georgia, to be captain Company C, Seventh Confederate Regiment Cavalry, in the
Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America, vice Captain Burke,
resigned (of the officers entitled to promotion, one found incompetent and the other
waived claims), to rank from December 24, 1864.

I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.

16.] Executive Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, .January 7, 1865.
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of War, I nominate H. B. Middle-
ton, of South Carolina, to be second lieutenant (for distinguished valor and skill)
Company I, First South Carolina Regiment, in the Provisional Army of the Confed-
erate States of America.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

No. 144.] War Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, January 7, 1865.

Sir: I have the honor to recommend the nomination of H. B. Middleton, of South

Carolina, to be second lieutenant (for distinguished valor and skill) Company I,

First South Carolina Regiment, in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States

of America, vice Lieutenant Murchison, resigned, to rank from December 31, 1864.

I am, sir, respectfuUv, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.

17.] Executive Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, January 7, 1865.
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of War, I nominate Capt. E. A.
Deslonde, of Louisiana, to be promoted to major in the Quartermaster's Depart-
ment, Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.



440 JOURNAL OF THE [Jan. 9, 1865.

No. 142.] Wak Department, Confederate States op America,

Richmond, January 7, 1865.
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the nomination of Capt. E. A. Deslonde, of
Louisiana, to be promoted to major in the Quartermaster's Department, Provisional
Army of the Confederate States of America, report to Quartermaster-General for
assignment to duty, to rank from December 26, 1864.
I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.

18.] Executive Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, January 7, 1865.
To the Senate of the Confederate Slates:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of AVar, I nominate S. A. Gregg,
of South Carolina, to be first lieutenant Gregg's battery of artillery, in the Provi-
sional Army of the Confederate States of America.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

No. 141.] War Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, January 6, 1865.
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the nomination of S. A. Gregg, of South
Carolina, to be first lieutenant (Tregg's l)attery of artillery, in the Provisional Army
of the Confederate States of America, vice Lieutenant Edwards, resigned, and the
officers entitled to promotion waiving claims, to rank from November 25, 1864.
I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.

19.] Executive Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, January 7, 1865.
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the reconunendation of the Secretary of War, 1 nominate Capt. J. I.
Middleton, of South ('arolina, to Ije promoted to major in the Quartermaster's
Department, Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

No. 137.] War Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, January 6, 1865.
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the nomination of Capt. J. I. Middleton, of
South Carolina, to be promoted to major in the (Quartermaster's Department, Provi-
sional Army of the Confederate States of America, for duty with artillery, First
Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (an original vacancy), to rank from December 31,
1864

I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretai-y of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.

The messages were severally read.

Ordered^ That they l)e 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 Secretary:

20.]

To the Senate of the Confederate States:

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

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

Richmond, Va., January 9, 1865.



Jan. 10, 1865.] SENATE. 441

No. 9.] Navy Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, January 5, 1865.
The President.

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

First lieutenant.

Allen C. Izard, of South Carolina.

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

Secretary of the Navy.
The message was read.

Ordered., That it be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.
The following- message was received from the President of the Con-
federate States, by Mr. B. N. Harrison, his Secretary:

21.] Richmond, Va., January 7, 1865. .

To tJie Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Postmaster-General, I hereby nominate
the persons named upon the annexed list to the offices designated.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

Post-Office Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, January 6, 1865.
To the President.

Sir: I have the honor to recommend, for confirmation by the Senate, the follow-
ing appointments, made since the opening of the present adjourned session of
Congress:

December 20, 1864, William W. Jones, Louisburg, Franklin Comity, N. C.
December 20, 1864, Charles Aunspaugh, Fincastle, Botetourt County, Va.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN H. REAGAN,

Postmaster- General.
The message was read.

Ordered., That it be referred to the Committee on Post-Offices and
Post-Roads.

On motion by Mr. Sparrow,*

The Senate resolved into open legislative session.

TUESDAY, January 10, 1865.

OPEN SESSION.

Mr. Walker (by leave) introduced

A bill (S. 159) to secure more effectually the preservation and dis-
tribution of the effects of deceased officers and soldiers;
which was read the first and second times and referred to the Com-
mittee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Caperton (by leave) introduced

A joint resolution (S. 22) exempting maple sugar from the tithe
imposed by the act levying taxes for the support of the Government,
approved February 17, 1864;

which was read the first and second times and referred to the Com-
mittee on Finance.

Mr. Sparrow, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was
referred the bill (H. R. 302) to amend an act approved August 21,
1861, entitled "An act to provide for local defense and special serv-
ice," and an act approved October 13, 1862, entitled "An act to author-
ize the formation of volunteer companies for local defense," reported
it with an amendment.



442 JOURNAL OF THE [Jan. 10, 1865.

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

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

The said bill as amended was read the third time.

Resolved^ That it pass with an amendment.

Ordered., That the Secretar}" request the concurrence of the House
of Representatives in the amendment.

Mr. Sparrow, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was
referred the bill (H. R. 304) to increase the efficiencv of the cavalry
of the Confederate States, reported it without amendment.

Ordertd^ That it lie upon the table and be printed.

On motion by Mr. Sparrow, and b}" unanimous consent,

Ordered^ That 50 additional copies of the bill be printed for the use
of the Senate.

Mr. Sparrow, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom
was referred the joint resolution (S. 21) of thanks to Brig. Gen. Stand
VVatie, Colonel Gano, and the officers and men under their command,
reported it without amendment.

The Senate proceeded, as in Coumiittee of the Whole, to the con-
sideration of the joint resolution last mentioned; 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. '^

Jie-so/ved., uiudiihioiisly^ That it pass, and that the title thereof be as
aforesaid.

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

On motion b}- Mr. Sparrow,

Ordered., That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged
from the further consideration of a resolution inquiring into the expe-
dienc}^ of reorganizing and mounting and equipping, at the expense of
the Government, the cavalry of the Confederate States.

The Senate proceeded, as in Committee of the Whole, to the consid-
eration of the l>ill (S. 1.55) to regulate the pay and allowances of cer-
tain female employees of the Government.

On motion by Mr. Sinnns, to amend the bill by striking out "for
the use of themselves," lines 7J) and SO,

It was determined in the affirmative.

On motion b}' Mr. Sparrow, to amend the bill b}^ striking out " or,"
line 19, and inserting "of hospitals shall receive two hundred and ffft}^
dollars per month, with the allowances now provided l)y law, and,"

It was determined in the negative.

On motion l)v Mr. Simms, to amend the bill by inserting after
"family," line .57, the words "not exceeding three,"

It was determined in the affirmative.

On motion b}^ Mr. Sennues, to amend the bill by striking out the
words

And provided siicli female shall be the mother or head of a family of one or more
persons dependent \\\)o\\ her for support, she shall also have the right to purchase,
upon the terms above stated, one additional ration for each member of her family,
not exceeding three, of the character above named,



Jan. 10, 1865.] SENATE. 443

It was determined in the affirmative.

On motion by Mr. Simms,

Oi'det^ed^ That the bill be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution submitted by Mr.
Watson on j^esterday, providing- for the appointment of a joint com-
mittee to investigate the condition and treatment of prisoners of war
held by the Confederate and United States Governments; and

The resolution was agreed to.

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

Mr. Brown, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was
referred the bill (H. R. 306) to provide commissioned officers of the
Army and Navy and Marine Corps with clothing, reported it with an
amendment.

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

On motion by Mr. Brown,

Ordered^ That the bill and amendment be referred to the Committee
on Military Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Wigfall,

The Senate resolved into secret legislative session.

The doors having been opened,

Mr. Burnett submitted the following resolutions; which were sev-
erall}^ considered and agreed to:

Resolved, That the Committee on MiHtary Affairs be instructed to inquire into the
propriety of aboUshing the ofRces of post, depot, and purchasing quartermaster and
commissary, and substituting therefor bonded agents, who shall be appointed from
persons above the age of forty-five years.

Resolved, That the Committee on Military Affairs be instructed to inquire into the
propriety of vacating the offices of all persons upon duty in the Conscript Bureau,
and of requiring the duties now performed through that bureau to be discharged by
commandants of the reserves in the several States.

On motion by Mr. Burnett,
The Senate adjourned.

SECRET SESSION.

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

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have passed a resolution authorizing
the joint committee appointed to inquire into our ]iresent and future means of public
defense, to confer with any committee raised, in secret session, by the legislature of
Virginia; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The Senate proceeded to consider the said resolution of the House
of Representatives; and

liesolved, That they concur therein.

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

The Pi-esident laid before the Senate a communication from the Sec-
retary of the Treasury, submitting an estimate o f the arrear of the



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