September 29, inspired his command by his great personal bravery, coolness, and ability, until he fell severely wounded near the enemy's main line, He is promoted to major.
First Lieutenant Henry Peterson, Second U. S. Colored Cavalry, is promoted to a captaincy for gallantry and ability in conducting his company at New Market on the 29th of September, and for meritorious conduct in field and camp.
Sergt. George Honesty, Company I, Second Colored Cavalry; First Sergt. Isaac Harris, Company F; Sergt. Gilbert Harris, Company F; Sergt. Reuben Parker, Company F; First Sergt. Randolph Driver, Company I, have honorable mention for conspicuous bravery on the skirmish line in the assault on the enemy's works September 29. Each has a medal.
The regiments of this division having behaved with great gallantry in several actions, earning thereby the right to official notice, it is ordered that there be inscribed upon the colors of the First and Tenth U. S. Colored Troops the name Wilson's Wharf, that being the place where they defeated the cavalry of Fitzhugh Lee.
That the Second U. S. Colored Cavalry have inscribed the word Suffolk on their colors, for their conduct in the battle of March 9, near that place.
That the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Twenty-second U. S. Colored Troops have the word Petersburg inscribed on their banners, for their gallantry in capturing the line of works and the enemy's guns on the 15th of June, 1864, at that place.
That the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Twenty-second, Thirty-sixth, Thirty-seventh, Thirty-eighth U. S. Colored Troops, and the Second U. S. Colored Cavalry have the words New Market Heights inscribed upon their colors, for their gallantry in carrying the enemy's works at that point on the 29th of September.
The quartermaster is directed to furnish a new stand of colors to each of these regiments, with the inscription ordered.
TENTH ARMY CORPS.
First Sergt. William Hedges, Company I, Sixty-second Ohio, is commended for cool and courageous conduct while in command of his company on the reconnaissance toward Richmond September 29. He is recommended to His Excellency the Governor of Ohio for promotion.
First Sergt. John R. Murray, Company G, Sixty-second Ohio, is recommended to His Excellency the Governor of Ohio for promotion for good conduct, having long been in command of his company.
Colonel Joseph C. Abbott, Seventh New Hampshire, commanding Second Brigade, First Division, is recommended for brevet for his gallant and soldierly conduct since the campaign commenced, and for the skillful and able manner in which his brigade was led to the rebel works within two miles of Richmond on the 1st instant.