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[90] for his promptness in furnishing transportation to convey my command from Murfreesboro to Decatur, and forwarding supplies for my troops by transports, to the mouth of Limestone River.

Colonel Felix Prince Salm, Sixty-eighth New York veteran volunteers, commanded a provisional brigade of my troops, and exhibited high qualities as a soldier. I respectfully recommend him for promotion.

Colonel T. J. Morgan, Fourteenth United States colored troops, behaved gallantly. I respectfully recommend him for promotion.

Lieutenant-Colonel C. H. Grosvenor, Eighteenth Ohio volunteers, behaved nobly in leading a charge on the rebel works, on the Raine's place.

The following officers of my staff accompanied me on the campaign, and discharged all the duties that devolved upon them in a most satisfactory manner:

Colonel C. S. Cotter, First Ohio light artillery; Chief of Artillery, Major S. B. Moe ; Assistant Adjutant-General, Captain A. Mills, Eighteenth United States infantry; Inspector, Captain M. Davis, Fourteenth Ohio volunteers; Aide-de-Camp, Captain W. B. Steedman, Fourteenth Ohio volunteers; Aide-de-Camp, Lieutenant J. G. McAdams, Sixth Kentucky cavalry, A. C. S. Colonel H. B. Banning, One Hundred and Twenty-first Ohio volunteers, served me ably as a provost marshal.

Captain A. R. Keller, Assistant Quartermaster, reported to me, and rendered me efficient service as quartermaster for my command.

I am deeply indebted to Major S. B. Moe, my Assistant Adjutant-General, for his efficient and gallant services on the field, as well as for the valuable aid which his large experience as a railroad man enabled him to render me in pushing through the trains conveying my troops from Chattanooga to Nashville, and from Murfreesboro to Decatur

Captain Osborn, Twentieth Indiana battery, and Captain Ayleshire, Eighteenth Ohio battery, deserve praise for the effective and gallant manner in which they handled their respective batteries.

I am pleased to mention Mr. Stevens, Superintendent of the N. and C. Railroad; Mr. Tallmadge, Master of Transportation at Chattanooga; and Mr. Bryant, Assistant Superintendent N. and C. Railroad, as most honorable exceptions, among the railroad men who have been censured by me for neglect of duty. These gentlemen did everything in their power to aid me in getting over the railroad with my command. I respectfully commend them for their efforts.

I respectfully recommend Colonel William L. Palmer, Fifteenth Pennsylvania cavalry, for promotion, for distinguished, gallant and successful services in pursuing, capturing and destroying the pontoon and supply train of the enemy.

I fully concur in all General Cruft has said in his report, in commendation of the officers of his command.

Mr. James R. Hood, of Chattanooga, accompanied me throughout the campaign, and rendered me efficient and valuable service as volunteer aide.

Respectfully submitted,

James B. Steedman. Major-General, commanding.

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