2. Private Joseph S. Manning, Company K, Twenty-ninth Massachusetts Veteran Volunteers, captured the colors of a Georgia regiment (Sixteenth or Eighteenth) at Fort Sanders, Knoxville, Tenn., November 29, 1863. Mustered out of service.
3. Private John H. Harbourne, Company K, Twenty-ninth Massachusetts Veteran Volunteers, captured a color from the enemy at Petersburg June 17, 1864. Now present.
4. Sergt. James Hill, Company C, Fourteenth New York Artillery, captured a color from the enemy at Petersburg July 30, 1864, shooting a rebel officer who was rallying his men with the color in his hand. Now present.
5. Sergt. Major George H. Plowman, Third Maryland Battalion, and,
6. Sergt. Barnard A. Strausbaugh, Company A, Third Maryland Battalion, recaptured the colors of the Provisional Second Pennsylvania Artillery at Petersburg June 17, 1864, after a desperate struggle, in which Sergeant-Major Plowman was wounded. Present.
7. Private Robert Reid, Company G, Forty-eighth Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers, captured the colors of the Forty-fourth Georgia Regiment at Petersburg June 17, 1864. Present.
8. Corpl. Patrick Monaghan, Company G, Forty-eighth Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers, recaptured the colors of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery on the 17th of June, 1864, at Petersburg. Present.
9. Sergt. Henry W. Rowe, Company I, Eleventh New Hampshire Volunteers, captured a flag from an unknown regiment at Petersburg June 17, 1864. Present.
10. Sergt. Leander A. Wilkins, Company H, Ninth New Hampshire Volunteers, recaptured and brought off the field the colors of the Twenty-first Massachusetts Volunteers at Petersburg July 30, 1864, after a hand-to-hand encounter. Present.
11. Sergt. Charles Brown, Company C, Fiftieth Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers, captured the colors of the Forty-seventh Virginia Regiment in the engagement near the Weldon railroad August 19, 1864. Present.
12. Corpl. Benjamin F. Young, First Michigan Sharpshooters, captured the colors of the Thirty-fifth North Carolina at Petersburg June 17, 1864. Present.
GEO. G. MEADE,
The above is a list of men to whom medals of honor have been awarded up to October 31, 1864.
E. D. TOWNSEND,
BUREAU OF THE SIGNAL CORPS,
Washington, D. C., October 31, 1864.
Honorable EDWIM M. STANTON,
Secretary of War:
SIR: I have the honor to submit the following report of operations of the signal Corps, U. S. Army, for the year commencing November 1, 1863, and ending October 31, 1864.
ORGANIZATION OF THE CORPS.
Since the last annual report of the Signal Officer of the Army the organization of the Signal Corps has been completed. This was