War of the Rebellion: Serial 095 Page 0726 N. AND SE. VA., N. C., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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My thanks are due in an eminent degree to the members of my staff for their untiring zeal, particularly to Captain P. W. Black, acting commissary of subsistence, who distinguished himself on Sunday, April 2, in carrying out my orders and assisting me in rallying the men.

In conclusion,it gives me sincere pleasure to add that the officers and men of my command behaved, under the most trying circumstances, with courage and fidelity, carrying out all orders to my complete satisfaction, they having now the proud satisfaction of seeing a stubborn enemy, whom they have combated against for nearly four years, humbled, thereby adding their feeble mite to promote the life, prosperity, an independence of our nation.

I have the honor to remain, colonel, your obedient servant,

ROBERT NUGENT,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

Lieutenant Colonel RICHARD A. BROWN,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, First Division.

ADDENDA.

HDQRS. SECOND Brigadier, FIRST DIV., SECOND ARMY CORPS,

April 16, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel RICHARD A. BROWN,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, First Division:

COLONEL: Having been informed that the honor of the capture of the battle-flag taken from the enemy in the charge of this brigade on the 2nd of April was about to be awarded to an enlisted man of the One hundred and forty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers, I beg leave to state that the flag was captured by Private Frank Denio, Company M, Fourth New York Artillery, which fact can be substantiated by Lieutenant Colonel J. J. Smith, Sixty-ninth New York Volunteers, Lieutenant Colonel Denis F. Burke, Eighty-eighth New York Volunteers, Captain John Oldershaw, brigade inspector Second Brigade, and Lieutenant Charles M. Granger, of my staff.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBERT NUGENT,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

April 16, 1865.

Respectfully returned.

A careful investigation by the general commanding the division has elicited the fact that the flag in question was first captured by Private Phillips, One hundred and forty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers, thrown down and passed over by him, and afterward secured by Private Frank Denio, Fourth Artillery.

By command of Brevet Major-General Miles:

RICHARD A. BROWN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

Numbers 33. Report of Captain Patrick H. Bird, Twenty-eighth Massachusetts Infantry.

HDQRS. TWENTY-EIGHTH MASSACHUSETTS VOLUNTEERS,

April 10, 1865.

CAPTAIN: In compliance with circular from headquarters Second Army Corps, I have the honor to report that the Twenty-eighth Massa-