their regiment firm and steady under a heavy fire.
For officers young in the service, their efforts are worthy of imitation.
Captain W. Taggert, who succeeded to the command of the Twenty-fifth Illinois regiment, behaved as a soldier should everywhere — efficient and ever ready to execute orders.
First Sergeant of the Eighth Wisconsin battery merits much praise for the cool, skilful, and determined manner he served his battery after he succeeded to the command.
To my staff--Captain George Austin, A. A.A. G., Captain A. C. Keyes, Lieutenant C. P. Ford, Lieutenant John F. Isom, Lieutenant W. R. McChesney, and Lieutenant H. S. Parks--I owe especial thanks for the manner they served upon the field, conveying my orders wherever required through a hail-storm of shot, shells, and bullets, regardless of all save the performance of their duty.
During the conflict, it being necessary, in the absence of staff-officers on duty, to make use of orderlies to supply their places, in connec