WASHINGTON, May 2.
The Senate confirmed the appointment of Brig. Gens. Mitchell and Ord to be Major Generals of volunteers, and Capt. John Gibson, of the 4th artillery, to be Brigadier General.
Vessels that go South, excepting in the employ of the Government, no matter what their cargo, will be seized and confiscated.
According to a recent order from the War department, when the care of sick and disabled soldiers is assumed by the State from which they came, the subsistence department will commute there rations at 25c.
– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Monday Morning, May 5, 1862, p. 2