Name,rank, and command. Remarks.
Brig. General John Brigadier-General Baird says
C. Starkweather, Second that "he holding the key
Brigade, First points at one of our
Division, Fourteenth Army positions, rendered
Corps. distinguished service by his
own coolness,inspiring his men
Commended to especial notice
Brig. General Samuel for his good conduct as
Beatty, First Brigade, Third brigade commander by
Division, Twenty-first Army Brigadier-General Van Cleve
Corps. and Major-General Crittenden.
Brig. General William B. Hazen, Commended for their good
Second Brigade, Second conduct by Major-General
Division, Twenty-first Army
Palmer and Major-General
Brig. General Charles Cruft,
First Brigade, Second Division, Notice with commendation by
Twenty -first Army Corps. Major-General Crittenden.
Brig. General H. P. Van Cleve,
Third Division, Twenty-first
HEADQUARTERS, Cincinnati, Ohio, January 8, 1864.
As Brig. General William H. Lytle fell leading a gallant charge against the foe, advancing on our retreating troops, I may be excused from departing from the strict rule of mentioning those officers whose good conduct could by properly officially notice by the general commanding only. This brave and generous young officer, whose first wounds were received while fighting under my command at Carnifix Ferry, where he fell desperately wounded at the head of his regiment,was also badly wounded and taken prisoner at the battle of Perryville, where he repelled a desperate onslaughter of the enemy.
On rejoining the Army of the Cumberland with his well-earned rank of brigadier, he was assigned second in command to General Sheridan. When he fell gloriously on the field of Chickamauga, Ohio lost one of her jewels and the service one of its most patriotic and promising general officers.
W. S. ROSECRANS,
[Inclosure in report of January 7-Continued.]
Name,rank,and command. Remarks.
Colonel J. B. Dodge, Second Brigadier-General Johnson
Brigade, Second speaks of him as a "brave and
Division, Twentieth Army Corps. gallant soldier," handled his
brigade well, and is worthy
and deserving of promotion.
Colonel B. F. Scribner, Thirty- Brigadier-General Baird speaks
eight Indiana, First Brigade, of him,thus: "Commanding one
First Division, Fourteenth of the best brigade in the
Army Corps. army, he has been recommended
for promotion after previous
battles, and has again
General Thomas,says, "Colonel
Scribner, commanding First
Brigade, Baird's division, on
Saturday morning when it was
attacked in flank by an
overwhelming force of the
enemy and driven back, yet
Colonel Scribner was enabled
to rally and reorganize
without the least difficulty."
Colonel John T. Croxton, Fourth Brigadier-General
Kentucky, Second Brigade, Third Brannan speaks of him as the
Division, Fourteenth Army "gallant and dashing
Corps. Croxton,commanding Second
and painfully wounded early
the second day,remained on the
field,rallying and encouraging
his men, until utterly
Thomas confirms the report
given of him by his division
Colonel F. Van Derveer, Third commander.
Brigade, Third Division, Brigadier-General Brannan
Fourteenth Army Corps. brings to the especial notice
of the commanding general the
gallant and meritorious
conduct of the colonel
commanding Third Brigade,
"whose fearlessness and calm
judgment in the most trying
situations," he says, "added
materially to the efficiency
of his command,which he
handled both days in the most
skillful way, punishing the
enemy severely." Major-General
Thomas confirms this report of