of light 12-pounders, doing considerable damage to the right piece by exploding a shell six feet in front of the gun, killing instantly Private David H. Pomeroy, of Company L, Seventh Michigan Cavalry, temporarily attached to the battery, and wounding every man in the detachment: Privates G, Davis, leg since amputated; August Lent, severely in both legs; David J. Meeks, severely in both feet; Sergeant Garman in left shoulder, and Private George A. Ball wounded in left hand. One piece of the shell passed through the spoke of one wheel, breaking it, and lodging another large piece in the opposite wheel, where it still remains; still another piece cut completely in two the sponge staff while in the hands of No. 1, and still another passed through the coat of Lieutenant McIntire. The section of rifled pieces (Lieutenant Heaton) in position on the left, partly concealed from the enemy's view, sustained but slight damage, Private Robert Kimbro being slightly wounded in right elbow by the explosion of a shell. During the firing one of the assembling bolts of the left piece was broken. No other damage was done to the battery, with the exception of one horse being killed while advancing with the brigade. Returned and encamped on the battle-field at 9 p.m.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
C. H. PEIRCE,
First Lieutenant, Second U. S. Artillery, Comdg. Battery.
Colonel A. C. M. PENNINGTON,
Third New Jersey Cav., Comdg. First Brigadier, Third Cav. Div.
No. 171. Medals of Honor awarded for distinguished services under Resolution of Congress, No. 43, approved July 12, 1862, and section 6 of Act of Congress, approved March 3, 1863.
Name. Rank and Date. Awarded for-
Adams, James F Private Company Nov. 12 Capture of
D, 1st West State flag of
Virginia Cavalry 14th Virginia
Bowen, Chester Corporal, Company Sept. 19 Capture of flag
B I, 1st New York at Winchester,
Baybutt, Private, Company Sept. 24 Capture of flag
Philip A, 2nd at Luray, Va.
Cole, Gabriel Corporal, Company Sept. 19 Capture of flag
I, 5th Michigan at Winchester,
Creed, John Private, Company Sept. 22 Capture of flag
D, 23rd Illinois at Fisher's
Infantry Hill, Va.
Connors, James Private, Company Sept. 22 Capture of flag
E, 43rd New York at Fisher's
Infantry. Hill, Va.
Crocker, Ulric Private, Company Oct. 19 Capture of flag
M, 6th Michigan of 18th Georgia
Cavalry. Infantry at
Cumpston, Private, Company ---- Capture of
James D, 91st Ohio flag.
Fox, Henry M Sergeant, Company Sept. 19 Capture of flag
M, 5th Michigan at Winchester,
Gause, Isaac Corporal, Company ----
E, 2nd Ohio
Hanford, Private, Company Oct. 9 Capture of flag
Edward R H, 2nd U. S. of 32nd
Hough, Ira Private, Company Oct. 19 Capture of flag
E, 8th Indiana at Cedar Creek,
Hart, William Private, Company 1864-1865 Gallant conduct
E B, 8th New York and service as
Cavalry scout in the
Henry, William Colonel 10th Oct. 19 Distinguished
W Vermont Infantry gallantry in
the battle of