Colonel Loring, Major Cutting, and Major Van Buren were detailed to accompany divisions, and discharged their duties in the most faithful and gallant manner.
I must again express my thanks to Colonel Pleasants and the men of his regiment for their skillful and meritorious services.
I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
A. E. BURNSIDE,
Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac.
A D D E N D A .
GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,
No. 24. June 18, 1864.
The commanding general takes great pride in assuring this command of the high appreciation in which their services, after the fatigues of the recent movement, are held at the headquarters of the army, and quotes with pleasure the expression used by the commanding general of the Army of the Potomac in speaking of the brilliant assault on the morning of the 17th. He writes: "It affords me great satisfaction to congratulate you and your gallant corps on the successful assault on the morning of the 17th. Knowing the wearied condition of your men from the night march of over twenty two miles and the continued movement through the night of the 16th, their persistence and success is highly creditable."
The commanding general can only add that in this, as in the previous and succeeding events of this unexampled campaign, the Ninth Corps has through every trial invariably proved true to its history and to its promise.
By command of Major-General Burnside:
Report of colors captured by the Ninth Army Corps from May 4 to November 1, 1864.
No. Regiments from Date of Regiment
which captured capture
1 35th North June 17 1st Michigan
2 47th Virginia August 19 50th Pennsylvania
3 Unknown June 17 29th Massachusetts
4 ...do... July 30 14th New York Heavy
5 ...do... July 30 Do.
6 ...do... July 30 45th Pennsylvania
7 44th Georgia June 17 48th Pennsylvania
8 7th New York June 17 Do.
9 17th Tennessee June 17 17th Vermont
10 63rd Tennessee June 17 11th New Hampshire
11 Unknown b July 30 31st U. S. Colored
b Captured by Captain Wright.