War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0061 Chapter LV. THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY CAMPAIGN.

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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

Nineteenth Army


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

Harper's Ferrya.

Total. 2,203* 43,284 45,487

artillery, cavalry, and infantry.


Major-General, Commanding.

EXECUTIVE MANSION, Washington, September 20, 1864.

Major-General SHERIDAN,

Winchester, Va.:

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.)

Major-General SHERIDAN,

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.


Secretary of War.

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES, In the Field, City Point, Va., September 22, 1864-10 p. m.

Major-General SHERIDAN,

Strasburg, Va.:

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.