WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Washington, June 8, 1865.
Major General E. R. S. CANBY,
Commanding Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, La.:
SIR: I have the honor to inclose herewith for delivery the medals of honor awarded by the Secretary of War to the following-named officers and soldiers of your command for gallantry in capturing rebel flags during the operations against the city of Mobile: Lieutenant Colonel Victor Vifquain, Ninety-seventh Illinois Volunteers; Captain Samuel McConnell, Company H, One hundred and nineteenth Illinois Volunteers; Captain Henry A. Miller, Company B, Eighth Illinois Volunteers; First Sergt. Joseph Stickels, Company A, Eighty-third Ohio Volunteers; Sergt. George F. Rebman, Company B, One hundred and nineteenth Illinois Volunteers; First Sergt. Edgar A. Bras, Company K, Eighth Iowa Volunteers; Private Thomas Riley, Company B, One hundred and twenty-second Illinois Volunteers; Private John Whitmore, Company F, One hundred and nineteenth Illinois Volunteers.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
E. D. TOWNSEND,
Organization of the Union Forces, commanded by Major General Edward R. S. Canby, operating against Mobile, Ala., March 17-April 12.
Brigadier General JOSEPH BAILEY.
96th U. S. Colored Troops, Colonel John C. Cobb.
97th U. S. Colored Troops:
Lieutenant Colonel George A. Harmount.
Colonel George D. Robinson.
1st Company of Pontoniers, Captain John J. Smith.
Brigadier General JAMES TOTTEN.
1st Indiana Heavy Artillery, Companies, B, C, H, I, K, L, and M, Colonel Benjamin F. Hays.
New York Artillery, 18th Battery, Captain Albert G. Mack.
THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS.
Major General GORDON GRANGER.
6th Michigan Heavy Artillery, Company A, Captain Seldon F. Craig.
6th Michigan Heavy Artillery, Company K, Lieutenant Charles W. Wood.
Brigadier General JAMES C. VEATCH.
Brigadier General JAMES R. SLACK.
99th Illinois (five companies), Lieutenant Colonel Asa C. Matthews.
47th Indiana, Lieutenant Colonel John A. McLaughlin.
21st Iowa, Lieutenant Colonel Salue G. Van Anda.
29th Wisconsin, Lieutenant Colonel Bradford Hancock.
Brigadier General ELLIAS S. DENNIS.
8th Illinois, Colonel Josiah A. Sheetz.
11th Illinois, Colonel James H. Coates.
46th Illinois, Colonel Benjamin Dornblaser.