Field return of troops in the field belonging to the Middle Military Division, September 10, 1864.
Present for duty.
Troops. Officers. Men. Aggregate.
Sixth Army Corps:
Infantry. 668 12,028 12,674
Artillery. 22 626 648
Infantry. 660 12,150 12,810
Artillery. 7 208 215
Army of West
Infantry. 306 6,834 7,140
Artillery. 12 355 367
Cavalry (General 339 6,126 6,465
Artillery. 7 346 353
Military District of 204 4,611 4,815
Total. 2,203* 43,284 45,487
artillery, cavalry, and infantry.
P. H. SHERIDAN,
EXECUTIVE MANSION, Washington, September 20, 1864.
Have just heard of your great victory. God bless you all, officers and men. Strongly inclined to come up and see you.
WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, September 20, 1864. (Sent 8 p. m.)
In the Field:
Please accept for yourself and your gallant army the thanks of the President and this Department for your great battle and brilliant victory of yesterday.
The President has appointed you a brigadier-general in the Regular Army, and you have been assigned to the permanent command of the Middle Division. One hundred guns were fired here at noon to-day in honor of your victory.
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES, In the Field, City Point, Va., September 22, 1864-10 p. m.
I congratulate you and the army serving under you for the great victory just achieved. It has been most opportune in point of time
*So in original. The addition of the column is 2,225, which, if the factors are correctly stated, would make the "aggregate" 45,509.