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[Third indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIRST OHIO VOLUNTEERS,

Murfreesborough, Tenn., April 27, 1863.

The within-named soldiers are as worthy if not more so than those complimented by the Secretary of War. They made their escape and endured unaccountable hardships and privations for weeks while in the enemy's country before reaching the Federal lines. They also participated in the battle of Stone's River and behaved with great gallantry.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. M. NEIBLING,

Colonel, Commanding Twenty-first Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

[Fourth indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Murfreesborough, April 29, 1863.

Respectfully forwarded.

The within named soldiers of the Twenty-first Ohio Volunteer Infantry appear from the accompanying statement of Colonel Neibling to be as worthy of remuneration and honorable mention for their losses and daring conduct while on the expedition referred to as their comrades who have already been so deservedly rewarded by the Secretary of War.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding.

[Fifth indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Murfreesborough, May 1, 1863.

Respectfully forwarded to the Adjutant-General of the Army.

The Secretary of War having made a special case of men engaged with these in their enterprise the accompanying papers are respectfully transmitted for his action.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General, Commanding.

[Sixth indorsement.]

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, May 12, 1863.

Respectfully submitted to the Secretary of War.

The action of the Department alleged in the latter part of this letter is not of record in this office.

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Seventh indorsement.]

WAR DEPARTMENT, May 21, 1863.

The men referred to in this application will be placed upon the same footing as the other members of their party.

By order of the Secretary of War:

ED. R. S. CANBY,

Brigadier-General.

[Eighth indorsement.]

WAR DEPARTMENT, May 24, 1863.

Respectfully referred with reference to the claims for commutation of subsistence to the commissary-general of prisoners.

By order of the Secretary of War:

ED. R. S. CANBY,

Brigadier-General.