Colonel Upton and his gallant regiments, the Fifth Maine and the One Hundred and Twenty-first New-York. Prompt in their support, they deserve our heartiest thanks, as by their bravery they won a large share of the honors of the day. The banners of this brigade shall bear the name, “Rappahannock,” to perpetuate, so long as those banners shall endure, dropping and shredding away though they may be for generations, the proud triumph won by you on the seventh of November, 1863. By command of Brigadier-General D. A. Russell.
C. A. Hurd, Assistant Adjutant-General.