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Numbers 265. Report of Captain Thornton J. Elliott, Eleventh Pennsylvania Cavalry.

NEAR LYNCHBURG, VA., April 15, 1865.

SIR: In obedience to orders received I reported with my squadron, consisting of Companies F and B, Eleventh Pennsylvania Cavalry, to Major Abell, chief of artillery, Twenty-fourth Army Corps, at Appomattox Court-House, April 9, 1865. On the following day [10th] I proceeded to Red Oak Church, capturing in that vicinity as follows: 60 rebels, who surrendered under a flag of truce; 54 pieces of artillery, brass and iron field pieces; 1 battle-flag; 36 gun carriages and caissons. The cannon were mostly buried or secreted. In addition to the above there was a large amount of ammunition, many wagons, caissons, forges, and sets of harness which had been destroyed by the enemy.

From April 10 to 12 engaged in extracting and removing cannon. Received orders the 13th to report to my command at Lynchburg, Va., at which place I arrived on the morning of the 14th instant.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Captain, Commanding Squadron, Eleventh Pennsylvania Cavalry.

Lieutenant-Colonel STRATTON,

Commanding Eleventh Pennsylvania Cavalry.

P. S.-The foregoing property was turned over to the proper authorities.



Numbers 266. Medals of Honor awarded for distinguished services under Resolution of Congress, Numbers 43, approved July 12, 1862, and section 6 of Acto of Congress approved March 3, 1863.

Name Bank and Date Awarded for-


Allen, Abner P Corporal, 1865. Gallant conduct

Company K, 39th in battle.

Illinois - [Issued May

Infantry 2, 1865]

Anderson, Thomas Corporal, April 8 Capture of

Company I, 1st unknown rebel

West Virginia flag at

Cavalry Appomattox

Station, Va.

Apple, Andrew O. Corporal, - Gallant conduct

Company I, 12th in battle.

West Virginia [Issued May 2,

Infantry 1865]

Barber, James A. Corporal, April 2 Gallantry in

Battery G, 1st action at

Rhode Island Petersburg, Va.

Light Artillery

Benjamin, John F Corporal, April 6 Capture of

Company M, 2nd battle-flag of

New York Cavalry 9th Virginia

Infantry at

Sailor's Creek,


Bennett, Orren Private, Company April 6 Capture of flag

D, 141st at Sailor's

Pennsylvania Creek, Va.


Blickensderfer, Corporal, April 2 Capture of flag

Milton Company E, 126th at Petersburg,

Ohio Infantry Va.

Bonebrake, Henry Lieutenant, April 1 Capture of flag

G. Company G, 17th at Five Forks,

Pennsylvania Va.


Boon, Hugh P. Captain Company April 6 Capture of flag

B, 1st West at Sailor's

Virginia Cavalry Creek, Va.

Brant, William, Lieutenant April 3 Capture of

jr. Company B, 1st battle-flag of

New Jersey 46th North

Veteran Carolina at

Battalion Petersburg, Va.