Big Escambia by building bridge; turned prisoners over at Canoe Station 28th of March; my regiment taking the advance every third day.
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
Major, Commanding Regiment.
Captain E. V. HITCH.
No. 96. 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-
Bras, Edgar Sergeant Company 1865. Capture of flag at
A K, 8th Iowa Spanish Fort,
Infantry April 8 Ala.
Callahan, Private, Company April 9 Capture of flag at
John H B, 122nd Illinois Blakely, Ala.
Dorley, Private, Company April Capture of flag
August B, 1st Louisiana 11 at Mount Pleasant,
McConnell, Captain Company H, April 9 Capture of flag
Samuel 119th Illinois at Blakely, Ala.
Merriam, Lieutentant- April Distinguished
Henry C colonel 73rd U. S. 9. gallantry at the
Colored Troops. assault and
capture, of Fort
Miller, Captain Company B, April 9 Capture flag at
Henry A 8th Illinois Blakely, Ala.
Pentzer, Captain Company C, April 9 Capture of flag at
Patrick H 97th Illinois Blakely, Ala.
Rebman, Sergeant, Company April 9 Capture of flag at
George F B, 119th Illinois Blakely, Ala.
Riley, Private, Company April 4 Capture of flag at
Thomas D, 1st Louisiana Blakely, Ala.
Stickles, Sergeant, Company April 9 Capture of flag
Joseph A, 83rd Ohio at Blakely, Ala.
Vifquain, Lieutentant- April 9 Capture flag at
Victor colonel 97th Blakely, Ala.
Wheaton, Lieutentant- April 9 Distinguished
Loyd colonel 8th gallantry at the
Illinois Infantry. assault upon Fort
Whitmore, Private, Company April 9 Capture of flag
John F, 119th Illinois at Blakely, Ala.
No. 97. Report of Brigadier General Randall L. Gibson, C. S. Army, commanding forces on Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay, of operations March 23-April 11.
MERIDIAN, MISS., April 16, 1865.
MAJOR: I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of the forces under my command on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay:
On the 23rd of March I was ordered by Major-General Maury, commanding District of the Gulf, to report with my brigade to Brigadier General St. John R. Liddell, at Blakely, and by him directed to move toward Deer Park, near Fish River, and with two regiments of Holtzelaw's brigade, Colonel Bush Jones commanding, and Colonel P. B. Spence's cavalry to hold the enemy in observation. The following day I disposed these troops for this purpose, and early the next morning the enemy moved in force on the Durant road toward Sibley's Mills, about two miles to the east beyond Spanish Fort in the direction of Blakely. I had selected a line of battle on the north side of D'Olive's Creek, intending