ve certificates of merit for gallant conduct in the same engagement.
In addition to the men reported for reward by their commanders, I would also recommend the following list of wounded in the same action, as worthy of certificates of merit for their bravery and gallantry.
Ninth regiment.--Company A, private Alexander Smith; company B, private John Schmidt; company C, private William Ernest; company D, privates George Motor, Joshua McMasters, Wm. Ounthin, John Raymond, C. E. Patton, Wm. Lindsey, John F. Herron, corporal Pearsall; company F, privates Wm. Magill, John Hatch, Wm. Willison; company H, private Ed. Davis; company I, private John H. Weston.
Sixth regiment.--Company C, privates H. Lathrop, W. H. Gayne, James Sunone; company F, private Wm. H. Densmore; company G, private Edgar Smith; company H, private Thomas Conway; company I, private Charles Weller; company K, privates George Brown, H. E. Dimander, corporal John M. Brown.
In addition to the officers mentioned in th
37th1855 to 1861
Lazarus W. Powell36th to 39th1859 to 1865
John C. Breckinridge37th1861
Garrett Davis37th to 42d1861 to 1872
James Guthrie39th to 40th1865 to 1868
Thomas C. McCreery40th1868 to 1871
Willis B. Machen42d1872 to 1873
John W. Stevenson42d to 45th1871 to 1877
Thomas C. McCreery43d to 46th1873 to 1879
James B. Beck45th to 51st1877 to 1890
John S. Williams46th to 49th1879 to 1885
Joseph C. S. Blackburn49th to 55th1885 to 1897
John G. Carlisle51st to 52d1890 to 1893
William Lindsey53d to —1893 to —
William J. Deboe55th to —1897 to —
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