Generals Sherman and Johnston having been received, the campaign closed. The conduct of the officers and men during the campaign is deserving of the highest commendation. Whether mounted or dismounted, but one spirit prevailed, and that was to run over the enemy wherever found or whatever might be his numbers. Nothing but the impetuosity of the charges, whereby the enemy was not given time to defend himself, can account for the small list of casualties, amounting to ninety-eight killed and wounded. In every conflict the troops actually engaged were vastly outnumbered. At Ebenezer Church General Alexander routed Forrest's command with less than one thousand men, while General Winslow carried the formidable works at Columbus with but eleven hundred. From the members of my staff, Brevet Major James W. Latta, A. A. G., Captain T. C. Gilpin, A. A. D. C., Lieutenant Sloan Kock, A. A. D. C., and Lieutenant Peter Keck, ordnance officer, I received on all occasions prompt and gallant assistance. The division arrived at Macon in good fighting condition. I respectfully refer you to the accompanying reports of the brigade commanders, in which the charges of the regiments under their command are minutely described; also mentioning the names of officers and men distinguishing themselves for gallantry and soldierly conduct. In conclusion, I desire to ascribe the success of the division in the first degree to the zeal, energy, and ability displayed by Generals Winslow and Alexander, commanding First and Second brigades. They have shown in every battle great skill and gallantry, and possessing in an eminent degree all the qualities of a cavalry officer. I respectfully urge their immediate promotion for the good of the service. Enclosed is a list of officers and men who have distinguished themselves, and are entitled to promotion. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
E. Upton, Brevet Major-General, Commanding Fourth Division.
headquarters Fourth division C . C., M. D. M., Atlanta, Ga., May 24, 1865.sir — I have the honor to recommend the following promotions, to date April sixteenth, 1865: Colonel John W. Noble, Third Iowa cavalry, to be Brevet Brigadier-General, for gallant conduct at Montevallo and Ebenezer Church, April first, 1865, and strict attention to his duties as a soldier. Colonel B. B. Eggleston, First Ohio cavalry, to be Brevet Brigadier-General,for gallant conduct at Ebenezer Church, April first, 1865, and Columbus, April sixteenth, 1865. Brevet Major James W. Latta, A. A. G. of volunteers, to be Major and A. A. G., for gallantry during the campaign. Captain Thomas C. Gilpin, Third Iowa cavalry, and A. Ad. C., to be Brevet Major, for gallantry at Ebenezer Church, April first, 1865. Major W. W. Woods, Fourth Iowa cavalry, and A. A. I. G. Fourth division C. C., M. D. M., to be Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel, for his habitual good conduct and gallantry at Selma, Alabama. Captain J. H. Simpson, Fourth Michigan cavalry, and A. A. Q. M. Fourth Division C. C., M. D. M., and First Lieutenant T. H. Brown, Third Iowa cavalry, and A. C. S., thoroughly efficient and energetic officers, for commissions in their respective departments. First Lieutenant John S. Keck, Fourth Iowa cavalry, and A. A. D. C., for gallant conduct at Columbus, April sixteenth, 1865, to be Brevet Captain. Second Lieutenant Peter R. Keck, Fourth Iowa cavalry, Acting Ordnance Officer, for his habitual good conduct in the field throughout the campaign, and especially for gallantry in a charge near Montevallo, on the thirty-first of March, 1865, to be Brevet Captain. Captain Lot Abraham, commanding Company D, Fourth Iowa cavalry, for his gallantry at Columbus, April sixteenth, 1865, and Selma, April second, 1865, to be Brevet Major. Captain Asa B. Fitch, commanding Company H, Fourth Iowa cavalry, for his great gallantry in repulsing an attack made upon the flank of the column near Montevallo, to be Brevet Major. Captain John D. Brown, Company L, Third Iowa cavalry, for his habitual good conduct on this and other campaigns, to be Brevet Major. Captain George W. Johnson, Company M, Third Iowa cavalry, for repeated evidences of courage and gallantry, to be Brevet Major. Captain R. M. McGlasson, Company I, Tenth Missouri cavalry, for a gallant charge through the enemy's lines at Columbus, to be Brevet Major. Captain Samuel J. McKee, Company B, Third Iowa cavalry, for gallantry at Columbus, to be Brevet Major. First Lieutenant George D. Womaldorff, Company L, Seventh Ohio cavalry, for his gallant conduct at Ebenezer Church, in holding a position in advance of the other troops until their arrival, receiving a terribly severe fire from front and left flank, to be Brevet Captain. First Lieutenant J. A. 0. Yeoman, First Ohio cavalry, and A. A. I. G. Second brigade, Fourth division, for his many and repeated acts of gallantry, and indefatigable courage, energy, and perseverance, exhibited on all occasions during the campaign, to be Brevet Captain. Second Lieutenant Ferdinand Owen, Company I, Tenth Missouri cavalry, for his gallantry in leading his command over the bridge at Columbus, to be brevet First Lieutenant. Second Lieutenant Lloyd Dillon, Company C, Fourth Iowa cavalry, for his gallantry at Selma, and good conduct and courage during other campaigns, to be brevet First Lieutenant. The individual actions and deeds of these
Major E. B. Beaumont, A. A. G., C. C., M. D. M.
Major E. B. Beaumont, A. A. G., C. C., M. D. M.