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e within thirty days, Philip H. Sheridan is appointed a major-general in the United States Army. The direct result of the battle was the recapture of all the artillery, transportation, and camp equipage we had lost, and in addition twenty-four pieces of the enemy's artillery, twelve hundred prisoners, and a number of battle-flags. But more still flowed from this victory, succeeding as it did the disaster of the morning, for the re-occupation of our Executive Mansion. Washington, Oct. 22, 1864 Major General Sheridan. with great pleasure I render to you and your brave army the thanks of the nation, and my own personal admiration and gratitude, for the month's operations in the Shenandoah Valley, and especially for the splendid work of October 19, 1864. your Obt. Servt. Abraham Lincoln. old camps at once re-established a morale which for some hours had been greatly endangered by ill-fortune. It was not till after the battle that I learned fully what had taken place be