A. D. C., and Lieutenant S. S. Culbertson, Nineteenth United States Infantry, Assistant Com. Musters, who were by my side, and deported themselves during the whole fight with all the courage of true and gallant soldiers; Captain W. B. Gates, Third O. V. cavalry, Provost-Marshal; Capt. J. N. Squire, Third O. V. cavalry, A. A. I. General; Captain P. B. Lewis, Third O. V. cavalry, Topographical Engineer; Lieutenant J. B. Hayden, Eleventh O. V. cavalry, A. C. S.; Lieutenant W. N. McDonald, One Hundred and Twenty-third Illinois volunteers, Ord. Officer; and Captain Hartraupt, Seventh Pennsylvania cavalry, commanding escort, were on duty in other portions of the field under the enemy's fire, and distinguished themselves for the faithful execution of their orders. For gallant services, Colonel A. O. Miller, Seventy-second Indiana volunteers, commanding First brigade (severely wounded); Colonel R. H. G. Minty, Fourth Michigan cavalry, commanding Second brigade; Colonel C. C. McCormick, commanding Seventh Pennsylvania cavalry (severely wounded); Colonel J. G. Vail, commanding Seventeenth Indiana volunteers; Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Briggs, commanding One Hundred and Twenty-third Illinois volunteers (severely wounded); Lieutenant-Colonel E. Kitchell, commanding Ninety-eighth Illinois volunteers; Lieutenant-Colonel Frank White, Seventeenth Indiana volunteers; and Lieutenant-Colonel G. W. Dobbs, Fourth Ohio volunteer cavalry, killed in action. I would respectfully, but most urgently, recommend Captain A. O. Miller and R. H. G. Minty to the rank of Brigadier-General; the others to Brevet Brigadier-Generals. To the Surgeon-in-Chief of the division, Frederick Carpe, much praise is due for his prompt attention to the wounded, and his able administration of the Medical Department of the division; Major Archer, Third Ohio volunteers, commanding train guard; Captain S. B. Coe, Third Ohio volunteer cavalry; A. A. Q. M. Lieutenant T. G. Pattin, Seventeenth Indiana volunteers; Lieutenant John Bennett, Fourth Michigan cavalry, and the pioneers under their charge, are entitled to great credit for the successful manner in which the division and pontoon train were brought through, and for their untiring industry on all occasions; and the division is, in fact, mainly indebted to their individual exertions for the presence of the train with them at this time. To Captain T. W. Scott, Ninety-eighth Illinois volunteers, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General of the division, for his industry, energy, and sound judgment, and faithful performance of his manifold duties under all circumstances, I am greatly indebted, and would respectfully and most urgently recommend as only a just recompense for his gallant services that he receive the appointment of captain and A. A. General United States Volunteers, or that his services in some other manner be fittingly acknowledged by such promotion as can be granted him, consistent with the interests of the service. Private Henry Prince, Orderly, and Bugler Henry Grible, Fourth Ohio volunteer cavalry, were with me during the entire action, and distinguished themselves by their coolness and bravery while in discharge of their duties. I regret to report the death of Lieutenant-Colonel George W. Dobbs, Fourth Ohio volunteer cavalry, and the other brave officers and men who fell upon the field of battle, whose names will be found in the list of casualties here appended. But it is a proud and consoling thought in the remembrance held of them by their friends to know that they died a noble death, their faces to the enemy and battling for their country's cause. For individual acts of gallantry which did not come under my personal observation, I would respectfully refer you to the accompanying reports of brigade and regimental commanders. I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Report of casualties in the Second division, Cavalry corps, in the action of April first, 1865, near Plantersville, Alabama.
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|Seventeenth Indiana volunteers||1||7||8||11||11||6||6||1||24||25|
|Seventy-second Indiana volunteers||1||3||4||1||3||4|