, clapping his hand on his cartridge-box, at his side; “forty rounds.
Can you show me a betther?”
On the 14th of February, 1865, Major-General John A. Logan
, the commander of this corps, issued General Orders No. 10
, which prescribe that the badge shall be “A miniature cartridge-box, one-eighth of an inch thick, fifteensixteenths of an inch wide, set transversely on a field of cloth or metal, one and five-eighths of an inch square.
Above the cartridge-box plate will be stamped or worked in a curve ‘Forty Rounds.’
” This corps had a fourth division, whose badge was yellow, and headquarters wore a badge ineluding the four colors.
goes on to say:--
“It is expected that this badge will be worn constantly by every officer and soldier in the corps.
If any corps in the army has a right to take pride in its badge, surely that has which looks back first and Fifth Corps badges through the long and glorious combined.
line of . . . [naming twenty-nine different battles], and scores of minor struggles; the corps which had its birth under Grant
in the darker days of our struggle, the corps which will keep on struggling until the death of the Rebellion
The following correct description of the badge worn by the Sixteenth Army Corps is given by the assistant-inspector general
of that corps, Colonel J. J. Lyon
:--“The device is a circle with four Minie-balls, the points towards the centre, cut out of it.”
It was designed by Brevet Brigadier-General John Hough
, the assistant adjutant-general
of the corps, being selected out of many designs, submitted by Major-General A. J. Smith
, the corps commander, and, in his honor, named the “A. J. Smith
It is easily distinguished from the Maltese cross, in being bounded by curved