Turner, assistant adjutant-general, likewise behaved with conspicuous gallantry. Lieutenants Geo. A. Magruder and H. M. Stanard, my aides-de-camp, executed my orders with remarkable gallantry, promptness and intelligence. These two officers have thus been distinguished in the battles of Bethel, Yorktown, Savage Station and Malvern Hill It is only just that I should commend them to the special consideration of the government. Lieutenant Magruder volunteered for the service, and brought off in the most gallant manner some pieces which the men had been compelled to retire from. Lieutenant Stanard behaved with equal gallantry in the execution of orders, exposing himself to the enemy's fire. Lieutenant-Colonel McNeill, of Sibley's brigade, adjutant. and inspector-general, rendered distinguished service in carrying out my orders, as also did Lieutenant Carrington of the same regiment, acting on my staff. Mr. Dennis Brashear, who has been in every battle in which I have been engaged, except that of Bethel, and served with great gallantry everywhere without pay or reward of any kind for more than a year, rendered important and most gallant service on this occasion. I am also under obligations to Lieutenant-Colonel Nichols, volunteer-aide, whose ability and local knowledge were of great service in organizing the details of the attack. I likewise thankfully acknowledge the services of Judge P. W. Gray and the Hon. J. A. Wilcox, members of Congress from Texas, who as volunteer aides accompanied me to the front when the battle opened, and remained with me during the continuance. The assistance of Gen. Thomas B. Howard, of the militia, and his adjutant-general, Major Tucker, residents of Galveston, was of great value, as was also that of Mr. E. W. Cave, volunteer aide, from Houston. Hon. M. M. Potter, of Galveston, was likewise conspicuous during the engagement for his activity and devotion. I take this occasion to recommend to the special consideration of the President the conduct of Gov. J. R. Baylor, of Arizona, who, though not in command of any troops nor attached to any staff, was conspicuous for his gallant conduct as a private, serving the guns during the hottest of the fight, and with his coat off working to place them in position during the night. Lieutenant-Colonel Manly sustained the operations from Virginia point with great ability and activity. Capt.
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