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Sir: 1 have the honor to recommend the nomination of E. W. Mumford, of Ten-
nessee, to l)e member of military court, with rank of colonel of cavalry in the Pro-
visional Army of the Confederate States of America, for duty with Gen. S. D. Lee's
old division, Army of Tennessee, vice Col. Winchester Hall, declineil, to date from
January 9, l.S<i5.

I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.

6.] Executive Department, Confej)erate St.\tes of America,

Richmond, January 14, 1865.

To the Senate of the Confederate Stcde.v

Agreeal)ly to the recommendation of the Secretary of War, 1 nominate the officers
on the accomi)anying list to the grades affixetl to their names, re.'^pectively.

JEFFERSON DA VLS.



Jan. 16, 1865.1 SENATE. 461

No. 155.] War Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, Jannanj 14, 1865.
Sir: I liave the honor to recommend the following nominations for promotion in
the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America:

Colonels.

Lieut. Col. Nathan Gregg, of Tennessee, to be colonel Sixtieth Tennessee Regi-
ment, vice Colonel Crawford, resigned, to rank from October 25, 1864.

Maj. Waters B. Jones, of Georgia, to be colonel Sixtieth Georgia Regiment, vice
Colonel Stiles, resigned, and Lieutenant-Colonel Berry, retired, to rank from Jan-
uary 3, 1865.

Lieut. Col. W. B. "Wooldridge, of Virginia, to be colonel Fourth Virginia Cavalry
Regiment, vice Colonel Pavne, appointed brigadier-general, to rank from November
1, 1864.

Lieut. Col. W. C. Clifton, of Alabama, to be colonel Thirty-ninth Alabama Regi-
ment, vice Colonel Clark, retired, to rank from November 6, 1864.

Lieut. Col. A. M. Nelson, of Mississippi, to be colonel Forty-second Mississippi
Regiment, vice Colonel Feeney, kille t, to rank from May 5, 1864.

Maj. R. O. Reynolds, of Mississippi, to be colonel Eleventh Mississippi Regiment,
vice Colonel Green, killed, and Lieutenant-Colonel Lowry, resigned, to rank from
•December 1, 1864.

Lieut. Col. D. G. Cowand, of North Carolina, to be colonel Thirty-second North
Carolina Regiment, vice Colonel Brabble, killed, to rank from May 10, 1864.

Lieut. Col. J. R. Winston, of North Carolina, to be colonel Forty-fifth North Caro-
lina Regiment, vice Colonel Boyd, killed, to rank from May 19, 1864.

Lieut. Col. J. T. Morehead, of North Carolina, to be colonel Fifty-third North Caro-
lina Regiment, vice Colonel Owens, killed, to rank from July 19, 1864.

Liexdenant-coloueU.

Maj. James A. Rhea, of Tennessee, to be lieutenant-colonel Sixtieth Tennessee Regi-
ment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Gregg, promoted, to rank from October 25, 1864.

Maj. William H. Hulsey, of Georgia, to be lieutenant-colonel Forty-second Georgia
Regiment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Maddox, appointed colonel Second Regiment
Georgia Reserves, to rank from May 9, 1864.

Maj. W. H. H. Cowles, of North Carolina, to be lieutenant-colonel Ninth North
Carolina Regiment (First Cavalry), vice Lieutenant-Colonel Barringer, promoted, to
rank from June 1, 1864.

Maj. R. L. Maury, of Virginia, to be lieutenant-colonel Twenty-fourth Virginia
Regiment, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Hairston, resigned, to rank from April 9, 1863.

Majors.

Capt. T. C. Beckham, of South Carolina, to be major Fifth South Carolina Regi-
ment, vice Major Wylie, promoted, to rank from November 21, 1864.

Capt. G. M. Norment, of North Carolina, to be major Thirty-fourth North Caro-
lina Regiment, vice Major Twitty, deceased, to rank from September 10, 1864.

Capt. L. P. Thomas, of Georgia, to be major Forty-second Georgia Regiment, vice
Major Hulsey, promoted, to rank from May 9, 1864.

Capt. Baker P. Lee, of Virginia, to be major Thirty-second Virginia Regiment, vice
Major Sinclair, resigned, to rank from January 5, 1863.

Capt. J. H. Johnson, of Tennessee, to be major Fourteenth Tennessee Regiment,
vice Major Morris, retired, to rank from August 12, 1864.

Capt. ]M. D. L. McLeod, of North Carolina, to be major Ninth North Carolina Regi-
ment (First Cavalry), vice Major Cowles, promoted, to rank from June 1, 1864.

Capt. W. W. Bentley, of Virginia, to be major Twenty-fourth Virginia Regiment,
vice Major Maury, promoted, to rank from May 29, 1864.

Capt. F. C. Smith, of Georgia, to be major Twenty-fourth Georgia Regiment, vice
Major Winn, promoted, to rank from September 20, 1864.

Capt. F. H. De Graffenried, of Georgia, to be major Fourth Georgia Regiment, vice
Major Nash, promoted, to rank from August 5, 1864.

Capt. T. B. Graham, of Mississippi, to be major Fifteenth [Twentieth?] Mississippi
Regiment, vice Major Massey, killed, to rank from June 15, 1864.
I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.



462 JOURNAL OF THE [Jan. 16. 1865.

7.] Executive Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, January 14, 1865.
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

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

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

No. 156.] War Department, Confederate States of America,

Riehinond, January 14, 1864-
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.

E. W, Watson, of Alabama, to be adjutant Sixth Alabama Regiment, vice Adju-
tant Thomas, killed, to rank from June 15, 1864.

Josejih Clegg, of Arkansas, to be adjutant Thirty -fifth Arkansas Regiment (an
original vacancy), to rank from June 15, 1864.

R. L. McCaughrin, of South Carolina, to Ije adjutant Fourteenth South Carolina
Regiment, vice Adjutant Brown, deceased, 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.

8.] Executive Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, January 13, 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, resi)ectively.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

No. 150.] War Department, Confederate States of America,

RiclDHond, January 12, 1865.
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the following nominations for appointment
in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America:

Colonel.

Lieut. Col: I. AV. Avery, of Georgia, to be colonel Twelfth Georgia Cavalry Regi-
ment (formed by increasing the Twenty-third (Georgia Battalion Cavalry — see S. O.
8, Par. XI, inclosed), to rank from January 30, 1863.

Lieutenant-colonel. •

Capt. William I>. Cook, of Georgia, to be lieutenant-colonel Twelfth Georgia Cavalry
Regiment (see remarks under nomination of Colonel Averv), to rank from Januarv
30, 1863.

Major.

Capt. D. J. Owen, of Georgia, to be major Twelfth Georgia Cavalry Regiment
(see remarks under nomination of Colonel Avery), to rank from January 30, 1863.
I am, sir, respectfullv, vour obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jeffer.so\ Davis,

President, etc.

9.] Executive Depart.ment, Confederate States of America,

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

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

JEFFERSON DAVIS.



Jan. ]6. 186.=).] SENATE. 463

No. 15:].] War Dkpartment, Confp:derate States of America,

Rirhiiio)id, Jmiuarif 13, 1865.

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

Surgeons.

Henrj' B. Haynie, of Tennessee, to rank from June 10, 1863.
Benjamin F. Ward, of Mississippi, to rank from May 22, 1S62.
Edward Millei-, of Kentucky, to rank from June 1, 1863.
Joseph \V. Aken, of Mississippi, to rank from May 23, 1862.

Asswtant surgeons.

Peter F. Scott, of Virginia, to rank from Novemlier 9, 1864.
William V. Croxton, of Virginia, to rank from November 10, 1864.
Thomas Wells, of South Carolina, to rank from October 13, 1864.
Alexander Tinsley, of Virginia, to rank from October 20, 1864.
John Ligon, of Virginia, to rank from October 28, 1864.
William S. p]a«ley, of Virginia, to rank from October 29, 1864.
Kobert P. Myers, of Georgia, to rank from September 9, 1862.
Robert D. Porter, of Kentucky, to rank from June 15, 1864.
Thomas W. Flagg, of Kentucky, to rank from October 14, 1864.
John P. Tallbott, of Kentucky, to rank from November 18, 1861.
Charles F. Butler, of Kentucky, to rank from July 17, 1864.
John A. Hamilton, of Kentucky, to rank from March 1, 1864.
Robert L. Knox, of Mississippi, to rank from July 14, 1864.
P. Willson, of Georgia, to rank from November 1, 1864.
William P. Brewer, of Louisiana, to rank from November 3, 1864.
Jacob W. Summers, of South Carolina, to rank from November 8, 1864.
William J. Reeves, of Georgia, to rank from November 9, 1864.
Alfred S. James, of South Carolina, to rank from November 9, 1864.
James A. Fogle, of Georgia, to rank from November 14, 1864.
Thomas S. Lafitte, of South Carolina, to rank from Novem])er 17, 1864.
William H. Ford, of South Carolina, to rank from November 14, 1864.
Richard F. Sams, of South Carolina, to rank from November 17, 1864.
Jos. M. Dulin, of Arkansas, to rank from November 19, 1864.
William S. Stevens, of South Carolina, to rank from November 19, 1864.
William Alston, of South Carolina, to rank from November 22, 1864.
John J. (Toodwyn, of South Carolina, to rank from November 23, 1864.
C. R. Smith, of Mississippi, to rank from October 16, 1864.
John W. Colson, of South Carolina, to rank from October 6, 1864.
John M. Weekly, of South Carolina, to rank from October 11, 1864.
John P. Peterson, of Alabama, to rank from October 15, 1864.
Henry S. Orme, of Georgia, to rank from Ot'to})er 22, 1864.
M. B. Johnson, of South Carolina, to rank from October 24, 1864.
E. L. Tillinghast, of South Carolina, to rank from October 25, 1864.
A. J. Burroughs, of Georgia, to rank from October 25, 1864.
Thomas McCoy, of South Carolina, to rank from October 26, 1864.
A. E. McGarity, of Alabama, to rank from February 12, 1863.
William W. Murray, of South Carolina, to rank from June 7, 1864.
William W. Eraser, of South Carolina, to rank from June 9, 1864.
P. H. E. Sloan, of South Carolina, to rank from June 16, 1864.
Charles Davant, of South Carolina, to rank from June 20, 1S()4.
E. M. Martin, of South Carolina, to rank from June 24, 1864.
William H. Mitchell, of (ieorgia, to lank from June 27, 1864.
Robert W. Foster, of Alabama, to rank from June 29, 1864.
M. J. Nicholson, of Georgia, to rank from June 30, 1864.
I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.



464 JOURNAL OF THE [Jan. If., 1865.

10.] Executive Department, Conpedekate States of America,

Richmond, January 13, 1865.
To \he Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of War, I nominate Maj. J. L.
Brent, of Virginia, to he colonel of artillery (under act approved January 22, 1862)
in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

No. 151.] War Department, Confederate States of America,

Ilielunond, January 12, 1865.
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the nomination of Maj. J. L. Brent, of Vir-
ginia, to be colonel of artillery (under act approved January 22, 1862) in the Pro-
visional Army of the Confederate States of America, for duty in Department of West
Louisiana, to rank from April 17, 1864.

I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.

11.] Executive Department, Confederate States of America,

Eichmond, January 13, 1865.
To the Senate of the Confederate States:

Agreeably to the recommendation of the Secretary of War, I nominate Capt. C. S.
Hart, of Georgia, to be promoted to major in the Quartermaster's Department, Pro-
visional Army of the Confederate States of America.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

No. 149.] War Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, January 12, 1865.
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the nomination of Cai)t. C. S. Hart, of Georgia,
ti) be ])roinoted major in the Quartermaster's T)('[)artment, Provisional Army of the
('onfederate States of America, for duty with l/uuax's division. Army of Northern
Virginia, vice Major Snowden, relieved, to rank from December 26, .1864.
I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.
To Hi.s Excellency Jefferson Davis,

President, etc.

The messages were read.

Ordered^ Thatthey be referred to theCoiiiiiiiltcc on Military Affairs.

4.] Richmond, \'a., January 14, 1865.

To the Senate of the Confederate States:

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

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

Post-Office Department, Confederate States of America,

Richmond, January 13, 1865.
To the President:

Sir: I have the honor to recommend, for confirmation by the Senate, the following
appointments made since the opening of the jiresent adjourned session of (Congress:
.January 12, 1865, John M. Springs, Charlotte, ^Mecklenburg County, N. C.
January 12, 1865, W. H. Mann, (Jordonsville, Orange County, Va."
January 12, 1865, A. Sutherland, Bennettsville, Marlborougli District, S. C.
Very respectfully, vour obedient servant,

JOHN H. REAGAN,

I'ostmaster- General.
The message was read.

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

On motion l)y Mr. Hill,

The Senate resolved into open legislative session.



Jan. 17, 186ii.] SENATE. • 465

TUESDAY, January 17, 1865.

OPEN SESSION.

Mr. kSparrow, from the Committee on Military Aflfairs, to whom
\va.s referred the amendment of the House of Representatives to the
bill (S. Ill) to authorize the President to appoint commissioners for
the exchange of prisoners, reported thereon.

The Senate proceeded to consider the amendment of the llou^e of
Representatives to the bill (S. Ill) last mentioned; and

Resolved^ That they concur therein, with an amendment.

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

Mr. Sparrow, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom
were referred the amendments of the House of Representatives to the
bill (S. 117) to authorize the commanders of the reserves in each State
to order general courts-martial and to revise the proceedings of courts-
martial and military courts, reported thereon.

The Senate proceeded to consider the amendments of the House of
Representatives to the bill (S. 117) last mentioned; and

Resolved^ That they agree to the tir.st amendment of the House of
Representatives to the said bill, and that they agree to the second
amendment with an amendment.

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

Mr. Sparrow, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom
was referred the bill (H. R. 273) to authorize the consolidation of
companies, battalions, and regiments, reported it with an amendment.

Ordered^ That the bill be printed.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the considera-
tion of the bill (S. 134) to increase the maximum rates of compensation
allowed to railroad companies for the transportation of the mails of
the Confederate States; and no amendment being proposed, it was
reported to the Senate.

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

The said bill was read the third time.

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

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

The President laid before the Senate a communication from the
Sccretar}^ of tlie Treasury in relation to the necessity of including so
nmch of the State of Louisiana as lies east of the Mississippi River
within the jurisdiction of the state collector of Mississippi; which was
read.

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

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the considera-
tion of the bill (S. 15.5) to regulate the pay and allowances of certain
female employees of the (xovernment; and the reported amendments
having been amended and agreed to, the bill was reported to the
Senate and the amendments were concurred in.

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

The said bill was read the third time,

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466 JOURNAL OF THE [Jan. 17, 1865.

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

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

The Senate proceeded, as in Committee of the Whole, to the con-
sideration of the bill (S. 159) to secure more effectual^ the preserva-
tion and distribution of the effects of deceased officers and soldiers;
and having- been amended on the motion of Mr. Walker, 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.

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

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

On motion by Mr. Henry,

The Senate resolved into secret legislative session.

The doors having been opened,

On motion b}- ]\Ir. Barnwell,

The Senate adjourned.

SECRET SESSION.

On motion by Mr. Henry, and by unanimous consent, the vote on
passing the resolution advising the President to assign Generals Lee,
Beauregard, andfloseph E. flohnston to certain positions in the armies
of the Confederate States was reconsidered.

The Senates resumed the con.sideration of the said resolution; and

On motion by Mr. Henry,

(h'drr<d. That it lie upon the table.

On motion l)y Mr. Sparrow,

The Senate resolved into executive session.

EXECUTIVE SESSION.

Mr. Sparrow, from the Committee on INIilitary Affairs, to whom were
referred the nominations of S.15. Buckner. to be lieutenant-general; J. L.
Kemper and \\ illiam Mahone, to be major-generals; W. H. Stevens,
William MacRae, \V. H. Payne, W. L. Brandon, L. J. Gartrell,
Basil W. Duke, and P. T. Moore, to be brigadier-generals, reported,
with the recommendation that all of said nominations be contirmed.

The Senate proceeded to consider said report; and in concurrence
therewith, it was

Resolved, That the Senate do advise and consent to their appoint-
ment, agreeabl}^ to the nomination of the President.

Mr. Sparrow, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom
was referred (on the 14th ultimo) the nomination of Robert Bullock,
to be l>rigadier-general, with temporary rank, reported, with the
reconnnendation that said nomination l)e contirmed.

The Senate proceeded to consider said report; and in concurrence
therewith, it was

Re.'^nlred, That the Senate do advise and consent to his appointment,
agreeably to the nomination of the President.

On motion by Mr. Burnett,

The Senate resolved into open [legislative] session.



Jan. 18, 1865.] SENATE. 467

WEDNESDAY, January 18, 1865.

OPEN SESSION.

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

Mr. Presided: The House of Representatives have passed bills of the following
titles; in which they request the concurrence of the Senate:

H. R. 308. An act to provide more effectually for carrying out certain stipulations
in the treaty made with the Cherokee Nation of Indians; and

H. R. 336. An act to authorize the establishment of an office of deposit in connec-
tion with the Treasury.

And they have passed Senate bills of the following titles:

S. 112. An act to prescribe the pay and allowances of provost-marshals and clerks
of military courts.

S. 128. An act to amend an act entitled "An act for the establishment and organiza-
tion of the Army of the Confederate States of America," approved March 6, 1861; and

S. 161. An act to increase, for a limited period, the salary of the Vice-President.

Mr. Walker submitted the following resolution; which was consid-
ered and agreed to:

Resolred, That the privilege of the floor of the Senate be extended to Captain
Raphael Semmes, Confederate States Navy, during his stay in this city.

]\Ir. Sparrow submitted the following resolution: which was consid-
ered and agreed to:

Resolved, That the President of the Confederate States be requested to communicate
to the Senate the information asked for in the resolution of the Senate adopted on the
seventeenth day of November last as to the number of persons in each State exempted
from military service by reason of Ijeing claimed as State officers; and also the further
information, in response to the resolutions of the Senate of the ninth day of November
last, as to the number of exemptions and details for express, telegraphic, and railroad
companies, etc., which the chief of the Bureau of Conscription stated, in his letter
communicated to the Senate in partial response to said resolutions, was then being
procured.

Mr. Oldham (by leave) introduced

A bill (S. 162) to amend an act entitled "An act to impose regula-
tions upon the foreign commerce of the Confederate States to provide
for the public defense," approved February 6, 1861:;
which was read the first and second times and referred to the Com-
mittee on Commerce.

Mr. Maxwell submitted the following resolution; which was consid-
ered and agreed to:

Resolred, That the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the
expedienc}^ of authorizing the pay due to prisoners in the hands of the enemy to be
drawn by parties properly empowered to draw the same.

Mr. Johnson of Missouri, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, to
whom was referred the bill (H. R. 310) amendatory of the act entitled
"An act to provide for the organization of the Arkansas and Red River
Supcrintendency of Indian Affairs, to regulate trade and intercourse
with the Indians therein, and to preserve peace on the frontiers,"
approved April 8, 1862, reported it without amendment.

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

Ordered, That it pass to a third reading.

The said l)ill was read the third time.

Resolved ^ That it pass.



468 JOUKNAL OF THE [Jan. 18, 1865.

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

The bills received this day from the House of Representatives for
concurrence were severally read the first and second times; and

Ordered^ That the bill numbered 308 be referred to the Committee
on Indian Affairs and the bill numbered 336 to the Committee on
Finance.

The Senate proceeded, as in Committee of the Whole, to the con-
sideration of the joint resolution (H. R. 20) construing* the act of
January 30, 1864, increasing the compensation of certain officers and
employees of the Government; and

On motion by Mr. Semmes,

Ordered., That the further consideration thereof be postponed until
Monday next.

The Senate proceeded, a.s in Committee of the Whole, to the con-
sideration of the bill (H. R. 229) to provide more effectually for the
reduction and redemption of the currency; and

On motion b}^ JNlr. Semmes,

Ordered^ That the further consideration thereof ])e postponed until
to-morrow.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consider-
ation of the bill (S. 156) to provide for the reorganization of com-
panies, battalions, and regiments in certain cases; and

On motion b}^ Mr. Sparrow,

Ordered^ That the further consideration thereof be postponed to
and made the special order for tomorrow, at half past 12 o'clock.

Mr. Jkirnett submitted the following resolution; which was consid-
ered and agreed to:

Bcsolved, Tliat the President be respectfully requested to furnish to the Senate the
amount and kind of subsistence and clotiiinp furnishe<l to officers on duty in the
inty of Richmond for the last twelves months, with a table showing the names of the
officers supplied, and the duties to which they are assigned.

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

Mr. Prenidfid: I am directed by the House of Representatives to communicate to
the Senate intelligence of the death of the Honoral)le Simpson H. Morgan, late a



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