War of the Rebellion: Serial 039 Page 1056 N.VA.,W.VA.,MD.,AND PA. Chapter XXXVII.

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GENERAL ORDERS, ADJT. AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,

No. 93. Richmond, Va., November 22, 1862.

I. The following acts of Congress, having been approved by the President, are published for the information of the Army:

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No. 27.-AN ACT to authorize the grant of medals and badges of distinction as a reward for courage and good conduct on the field of battle.

The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That the President be, and he is hereby, authorized to bestow medals, with proper devices, upon such officers of the armies of the Confederate States as shall be conspicuous for courage and good conduct on the field of battle; and also to confer a badge of distinction upon one private or non-commissioned officer of each company after every signal victory it shall have assisted to achieve. The non-commissioned officers and privates of the company who may be present on the first dress parade thereafter may choose, by a majority of their votes, the soldier best entitled to receive such distinction, whose name shall be communicated to the President by commanding officers of the company; and if the award fall upon a deceased soldier, the badge thus awarded him shall be delivered to his widow; or, if there be no widow, to any relative the President may adjudge entitled to receive it.

Approved October 13, 1862.

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By order:

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

GENERAL ORDERS, ADJT. AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,

No. 64. Richmond, August 10, 1864.

I. The following Roll of Honor is published in accordance with Paragraph I, General Orders, No. 131, 1863.

It will be read to every regiment in the service at the first dress parade after its receipt.

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BATTLE OF CHANCELLORSVILLE.

Alabama.

Eighth Regiment of Infantry:

Private Allen Bolling, Company A.

Private J. N. Howard, Company B.

Sergt. Robert Gaddes, Company C.

Sergt. P. H. Mays, Company F.

Private Patrick Leary, Company I.

Private James Reynolds,* Company K.

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By order:

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

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*Killed in action.

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