to say one word in commendation of the recent achievements of this army, or even to allude to them.
On the same 19th of September, in the midst of his onerous cares and labors, General McClellan
found time to send another despatch to the commander-in-chief
, as an act of prompt justice to a brave officer.
It was as follows:--
This suggestion was adopted, and General Hooker
was made a brigadier-general in the regular army of the United States, his commission bearing date September 2, 1862.
The result of the victories at South Mountain
was to drive the enemy from Maryland
, to secure Pennsylvania
from invasion, and to put Harper's Ferry
once more into our possession.