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gallantry; but in the death of Captain Ford and Lieutenant Crozier, Second Tennessee Cavalry, I have lost two brave and gallant officers, whose places it will be most difficult to fill.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. S. SCOTT,

Colonel, Commanding Cavalry Brigade.

Major A. R. H. RANSOM,

Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, Pegram's Division of Cavalry.

Numbers 439.

Confederate Roll of Honor.

GENERAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 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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Numbers 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 received 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 relation 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 INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 131.

Richmond, Va., October 3, 1863.

Difficulties in procuring the medals and badges of distinction having delayed their presentation by the President, as authorized by the act of Congress approved October 13, 1862, to the officers, non-commissioned officers, and privates of the armies of the Confederate States conspicuous for courage and good conduct on the field of battle, to avoid postponing the grateful recognition of their valor until it can be made in the enduring form provided by that act, it is ordered-

I. That the names of all those who have been, or may hereafter be, reported as worthy of this distinction be inscribed on a Roll of Honor, to be preserved in the office of the Adjutant and Inspector General for reference in all future time for those who have deserved