ort without availing myself of the occasion to express my thanks to Brig.-Gen. F. J. Herron for the promptness with which he responded to my order to reinforce me, as also for the gallantry displayed by him upon the field.
His conduct is worthy of emulation and deserving of the highest praise.
To the members of my staff, Major V. P. Van Antwerp, Inspector General; Capt. Oliver Barber, Chief Commissary; Capt. Lyman Scott, Jr., Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, and Lieuts.
J. F. till, H. G. Loring, G. M. Waugh, D. Whittaker, and C. II.
Haynes, aids-de-camp, who we're in the saddle and with me constantly from before daylight in the morning until the close of the action after dark, I am indebted for efficient and valuable services on the field.
Made a special target by the rebel troops, in obedience to the notorious address of their Commanding General, Hindman — issued on the eve of the battle, and a printed copy of which, over his signature, each of them carried on his person — to