War of the Rebellion: Serial 103 Page 0313 THE MOBILE CAMPAIGN.

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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,

Cavalry Ala.

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

Blakely, Ala.

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.

Illinois Infantry.

Wheaton, Lieutentant- April 9 Distinguished

Loyd colonel 8th gallantry at the

Illinois Infantry. assault upon Fort

Blakely, Ala.

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