War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 1040 MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS,

May 14, 1863.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

GENERAL: I have the honor to solicit the attention of the general-in-chief of this army to the distinguished conduct of Brigadier-General Pleasonton, commanding division of cavalry, on Saturday, May 2. This accomplished officer, by his gallant and able co-operation while temporarily under my command, assisted materially in averting the disaster which threatened the army on that day through the failure of the Eleventh Army Corps to resist the attack of the enemy on our right flank. I respectfully suggest that General Pleasonton should be promoted for his brilliant services on that occasion.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. E. SICKLES,

Major-General, Commanding.

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HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS,

May 14, 1863.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

GENERAL; I have the honor to recommend the promotion of Colonel S. B. Hayman, commanding brigade, First Division, to be brigadier-general. This to fill the vacancy to be made by the promotion of Brigadier-General Birney, or the actual vacancy made by the death of Brigadier General A. W. Whipple, mortally wounded on May 4, near Chancellorsville, and I respectfully request that this promotion be conferred upon Colonel Hayman for distinguished conduct in the battles and operations of the 2nd and 3rd of May, 1863.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. E. SICKLES,

Major-General, Commanding.

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HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS,

May 14, 1863.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, &c.:

GENERAL: I have the honor to recommend the promotion of Brigadier General D. B. Birney, commanding First Division, to the vacancy created by the death of Major-General Berry, commanding Second Division, killed in action on the 3rd instant in the battle of Chancellorsville, and I respectfully request that this promotion be conferred upon General Birney for distinguished conduct in the battles and operations of the 2nd and 3rd of May, 1863.

Very respectfully,

D. E. SICKLES,

Major-General, Commanding.

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HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS,

May 14, 1863.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Asst. Adjt. General, Headquarters Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I have the honor to recommend that Colonel William Balisdell, of the Eleventh Massachusetts Volunteers, commanding First