U. S. Cavalry, to be brevet captains for faithful and intelligent discharge of duty during the pursuit of Hood and throughout the present campaign above mentioned. The officers of the Fourth U. S. Cavalry have been distinguished throughout the war for gallantry and faithful discharge of duty.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. H. WILSON,
WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Washington, June 17, 1865.
Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS, U. S. ARMY,
Commanding Department of the Cumberland:
SIR: I have the honor to inclose herewith for delivery the medals of honor awarded by the Secretary of War to the following-named soldiers of the command of Major General J. H. Wilson for their gallantry during the late campaign in George: Sergt. H. L. Birdsall, Company B, Third Iowa Cavalry; Sergt. Norman F. Bates, Company E, Fourth Iowa Cavalry; Corpl. Richard H. Morgan, Company A, Fourth Iowa Cavalry; Private A. R. Hudson, Company C, Seventeenth Indiana (mounted) Infantry; Private J. Davis, Company F, Seventeenth Indiana (mounted) Infantry; Private Andrew W. Tibbets, Company I, Third Iowa Cavalry; Private Andrew W. tibbets, Company I, Third Iowa Cavalry; Private John H. Hays, Company F, Fourth Iowa Cavalry; Private Charles A. Swan, Company K, Fourth Iowa Cavalry; Private Richard H. Cosgriff, Company L, Fourth Iowa Cavalry; Private Edward J. Bebb, Company D, Fourth Iowa Cavalry; Private James P. Miller, Company D, Fourth Iowa Cavalry.
I am, sir, &c.,
E. D. TOWNSEND,
Numbers 3. Organization of the Cavalry Corps, Military Division of the Mississippi, Bvt. Major General James H. Wilson commanding, March 22-April 24, 1865.
4th U. S. Cavalry, Lieutenant William O'Connell.
Brigadier General EDWARD M. MCCOOK.
Brigadier General JOHN T. CROXTON.
8th Iowa, Colonel Joseph B. Dorr.
4th Kentucky Infantry (mounted), Colonel Robert M. Kelly.
Major William H. Fidler.*
Captain Edmund Penn.
2nd Michigan, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas W. Johnston.
Colonel OSCAR H. LA GRANGE.
2nd Indiana (battalion):
Captain Roswell S. Hill.+
Captain Joseph B. Williams.
4th Indiana, Lieutenant Colonel Horace P. Lamson.
4th Kentucky, Colonel Wickliffe Cooper.
Lieutenant Colonel William W. Bradley.++
Major Andrew S. Bloom.
1st Wisconsin, Lieutenant Colonel Henry Harnden.#
*Captured April 6.
+Wounded April 2 and 16.
++Wounded April 12.
#Wounded April 16.