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Inspector-General to General Lew Wallace.

12. Captain P. R. CHADWICK.

Entered the United States service, in 1861, as Adjutant of the One Hun
dredth Regiment, New York Volunteers. Took part in the Peninsular cam
paign in 1862, and was present in all the battles. December 31, 1862, was com
missioned Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General, and was assigned to duty in
the Department of the South, serving on the staffs successively of Generals
Seymour, Gillmore, and Hatch, and taking part in the operations thereof, 1863
and 1864, until his resignation, April 2, 1864.

13. Lieutenant-Colonel FLOYD CLARKSON.

Entered the United States service, November 11, 1861, as Major, in the
Sixth New York Cavalry. Served in Virginia, in the Peninsula, at Peach
Orchard (or Allen s Farm), Savage Station, White-Oak Swamp, and Malvern
Hill. Resigned October, 1862. April 7, 1863, was commissioned Major of
the Twelfth New York Cavalry. Served in North Carolina, and took part in
Foster s raids to Warsaw, Kenansville, Rocky Mount, Tarboro , c. In June,
1864, was Inspector-General of Newbern. In the spring of 1865 took a con
spicuous and gallant part in the series of battles in the movement of Schofield
and Cox upon Wilmington. Was brevetted Lieutenant-Colonel for services.

14. Captain POINSETT COOPER.

Entered the United States service, September 1, 1861, as Second Lieuten
ant in the Second Regiment, New York State Militia, or the Eighty-
Second Regiment, New York Volunteers. Was appointed and mustered
in as First Lieutenant, in the Forty-Second Regiment, New York Volun
teers, March 17, 1862; promoted to be Captain, September 17, 1862; ap
pointed Assistant Inspector-General, June 1, 1863, First Brigade, Second
Division, Second Army Corps. Served under Generals Stone, Sedg-
wick, Sumner, Howard, Couch, Gibbon, Hancock, Webb. Was always
with the Second Army Corps, from the time General McClellan took com
mand. He was engaged at Ball s Bluff, siege of York town, Fair Oaks,
Savage Station, Glcndale, Malvern Hill, and the skirmishes during the
seven days retreat from front of Richmond to Harrison s Landing, second
Bull Run, Antietam, Frcdericksburg, Bristow Station, Mine Run, Gettys
burg, and Wilderness. Was wounded in the foot at Antietam. Was wounded
in the thigh at Bristow Station. Was wounded in the leg st the Wilderness,
and, on being carried to the rear, was shot by guerillas in the breast. Was
mustered out of service, July, 1864, with his regiment, at the expiration of its
term of service, and being unfit for duty from the wounds received at the Wil
derness.



442 HISTORY OF THE SEVENTH REGIMENT.

15. Captain EDWARD A. COWDREY.

Captain Ninety-Fifth Regiment, New York Volunteers. Mortally wounded
at Five Forks, Va.

16. Major FRANK H. COWDREY.

Captain and Brevet Major, United States Volunteers. Assistant Adjutant-
General to General Hayes.

17. Captain EDWARD COZZENS.

Left Leavenworth, June 20, 1861, with the brigade of Regulars under com
mand of Major S. D. Sturgis, and was appointed by General Nathaniel Lyon
Acting Assistant Quartermaster, and Acting Assistant Commissary-Sergeant,
July 31, 1861, with rank of Captain. Acted as Aid to Major Sturgis at the
battle of Wilson s Creek, Mo., and was complimented in his official report of
the battle. Afterwards served on the staff of General J. McKinsty as Acting
Assistant Commissary-Sergeant of his division in Fremont s campaign in
Missouri. Resigned, and entered the First United States Chasseurs (Sixty-
Fifth New York Volunteers) as Second Lieutenant, March 12, 1862. Pro
moted to be First Lieutenant, August 1, 1862 ; Captain, December 1, 1862.
Participated in the battles of Yorktown, Williamsburg, Fair Oaks, Gaines s
Mills, Turkey Bend, Malvern Hill (where he had command of the color com
pany), Antietam, Fredericksburg, Maryc s Heights, Salem Church, Gettysburg,
Rappahannock Station, and Wilderness. Was wounded while on the skir
mish line at the Wilderness battle. Was discharged, with his regiment, Sep
tember, 1864.

18. Captain JAMES D. W. CUTTING.

Captain, United States Volunteers. Aide-de-Camp to General McDowell.

19. Lieutenant-Colonel Louis L. CUVILLIER.

Captain, Fifty-Fifth Regiment, New York Volunteers. Brevet Lieutenant-
Colonel, United States Volunteers.

20. Captain ARCHIBALD DOUGLAS.
21. Lieutenant CHARLES N. DUBOIS.

Lieutenant, One Hundred and Thirty-First Regiment, New York Volun
teers.

22. Captain ROBERT S. DUMONT.

Entered the United States service, April 19, 1861, in the Fifth Regiment,
New York Volunteers (Duryee s Zouaves). Raised the first company for
that regiment, and was mustered in as Captain, April 25, 1861. Went to the
Peninsula with the regiment. Was stationed at Camp Hamilton, Hampton,
Va., in Butler s department, and was thanked by General Butler in general
orders, for a reconnoissance made by a part of the company under his com
mand, immediately previous to the battle of Big Bethel. Was prostrated by sun
stroke, and obliged to resign on account of his health, October 1, 1861. Re
ceived the appointment of secretary to Rear- Admiral C. H. Bell, commanding



ROLL OF HONOR. 443

United States naval forces in the Pacific Ocean, December 11, 1861, with the
rank of Lieutenant in the navy. Was appointed Judgc-Advocate-Gcneral of
the Pacific Squadron, May 9, 1863. Resigned, on account of continued ill
health, March 1, 1864. "

23. Brigadier-General JACOB E. DURYEE.

Entered the United States service in 1861, as First Lieutenant in the
Fifth Regiment, New York Volunteers (Duryee s Zouaves), and distinguished
himself at Big Bethel, being shortly afterwards made Captain. In 1862 he
was promoted to be Lieutenant-Colonel of the Second Maryland Volunteers,
and he commanded this regiment through Burnside s campaign in North Caro
lina, and Pope s in Northern Virginia, and was at South Mountain and An-
tietam. He was brevetted Colonel and Brigadier-General for gallant and
meritorious services.

24. Captain GEORGE P. EDGAR.

Entered the United States service August 1,1861, on the staff of General
Fremont, in Missouri, as Assistant Adjutant-General, with the rank of Cap
tain ; as such served at the battle of Fredericktown, Mo., and at the post of
Cape Girardeau, Mo., until the General was relieved of his command. From
December 1, 1861, to July 10, 1862, was Captain and Aide-de-Camp on
the staff of Major-General John A. McClernand, of Illinois, at Fort Don-
elson, and thereafter until compelled to retire by an attack of the typhoid.
After recovering, he received, July 10, 1862, a commission as Captain and
Additional Aide-de-Camp on General Wool s staff, and was assigned to Ma
jor-General Lew Wallace for duty, with whom he served until April 21,
1863, when he was mustered out of the service by the Secretary of War.
January 6, 1864, he was reinstated and ordered to report to Major-General
Butler for duty. During that interim was volunteer Aide-de-Camp to Gen
eral Judah, at the battle of Buffington Bar, Ohio, with John Morgan, in
July, 1863.

April 29, 1864, his resignation as Captain and Additional Aide-de-Camp
was accepted. Was highly recommended for gallantry and efficiency by Gei^
erals McClernand, Plummer, N. B. Buford, Lew Wallace, Judah, and others.

25. Captain JOSEPH S. EDSALL.
Captain, Eleventh Regiment, Missouri Cavalry.

26. Lieutenant C. H. ELLINGWOOD.
Lieutenant, First Regiment, New York Volunteers.

27. Lieutenant ASHER M. ELLSWORTH.

Lieutenant, One Hundred and Sixty-Fifth New York Volunteers. Quarter
master. Died in front of Port Hudson, at the siege in 1863.

28. Captain JOEL B. ERHARDT.

Captain, Vermont Cavalry. Captain and Provost-Marshal, Fourth District,
New York.



444 HISTORY OF THE SEVENTH REGIMENT.

29. Lieutenant JAMES F. EVANS.
Lieutenant, Fifth Regiment, New York Volunteers (Duryee Zouaves).

30. Lieutenant-Colonel GEORGE W. FORD.

Major, Fiftieth Regiment, New York Volunteers, Engineers ; Brevet Lieuten
ant-Colonel, United States Volunteers.

31. Lieutenant JAMES W. FORD.

Lieutenant, One Hundred and Thirty-Second Regiment, New York Volun
teers.

32. Lieutenant G. W. FORNEY.

33. Brigadier-General JOHN A. FOSTER.

Colonel, One Hundred and Seventy-Fifth Regiment, New York Volunteers;
Brevet Brigadier-General, United States Volunteers.

34. Captain JOHN W. FRENCH.

Entered the United States service, October 24, 1861, as Second Lieutenant
in the Eighth United States Infantry. Was on mustering and recruiting ser
vice till June 1, 1863. Served with regiment in the field and in New York
till December 18, 1863. Was Aide-de-Camp to Brigadier-General Stannard, and
Pass Officer of the city and harbor of New York till May 1 , 1 864. Served
with regiment in the field till June 1, 1864. Commissary of Musters, Second
Division, Ninth Army Corps, till January 13, 1865. Aide-de-Camp to Briga
dier-General R. Ingalls, Chief Quartermaster, armies of the United States, till
October 1, 1865. Served with regiment till November 20, 1866. Appointed
Adjutant, Eighth Infantry, January 31, 1866. Promoted First Lieutenant,
January 13, 1866. Adjutant-General, military command of North Carolina,
from October 1, 1866, till November 20, 1866. Appointed Captain, Fortieth
Infantry, November 20, 1866, to date from July 28, 1866. B revetted First
Lieutenant and Captain, for gallant and meritorious service, in the battles of
Weldon Railroad and Hatcher s Run. Engaged in all the battles of the cam
paign of 1864. Was with General Grant s staff on duty, as Aid to General
Ingalls during the last campaign, and at Lee s surrender. In January, 1865,
volunteered to sink, with the assistance of a navy officer, two schooners in
Trent s Reach, James River, under Hovvlett House Battery, to prevent the
Rebel iron-clads from descending the river. This was successfully accomplished,
General Ingalls, speaking of the latter exploit, says : " Captain French served
on my staff with great credit and gallantry. I had sent him, by order of the
Lieutenant-Gencral, up the river with vessels laden with coal, to sink two
on the night of the 25th to fill up the gap made in the obstructions. He per
formed the service under the enemy s guns with great gallantry. This service
was of the highest importance, and was performed under many hardships and
perils, at the time the Rebel iron-clads attempted to descend the James."

35. Lieutenant JAMES GORDON, JR.
Lieutenant, Fourth Regiment, United States Colored Troops.



ROLL OF HONOR. 445

36. Captain S. AUGUSTUS GOULD.
Aide-de-Camp to General Steele.

37. Captain CHARLES C. HAIGHT.

Captain, Thirty-Ninth Regiment, New York Volunteers.

38. Lieutenant EDWARD L. HALSTED.

Entered the United States service, November 15, 1861, as Second Lieutenant
in the Fortieth Regiment, New York Volunteers. Was detailed to the signal
corps, and served with Banks in the Shenandoah Valley on staffs of Generals
Crawford, Hatch, and Sullivan. Served also at Loudon Heights; on the
Potomac flotilla; on Pony Mountain, near Culpepper Court-House; and af
terwards successively on staffs of Generals Merritt, Sedgwick, Wright, Sheri
dan, and Torbert. Resigned January 5, 1865.

39. Lieutenant-Colonel RICHARD F. HALSTED.

Entered the United States service, June 14, 1861, as Major of the Fortieth
Regiment, New York Volunteers. April 26, 1863, was appointed Captain and
Aide-de-Camp to General Sedgwick. Served always with the Army of the Po
tomac until its dissolution ; then went to Department of Texas. Served, as
staff officer, with Major-Generals John Sedgwick and H. G. Wright ; and
under division commanders Heintzelman, C. S. Hamilton, and Kearny, and,
before organization of Army of Potomac, under Fr.-mklin. Served in the Sixth
Corps, temporarily in the Second and Ninth, General Sedgwick having been
assigned to those before taking command of the Sixth. With this corps made
the Shenandoah Valley campaign. Was engaged at Williamsburg, Fair Oaks,
the Seven Days, Fredericksburg second (Sixth Corps alone, rest of army
at Chancellorsville), M^rye s Heights, Salem Heights, Gettysburg, Rappahan-
nock Station, Wilderness, and following days till death of Sedgwick, May 9.
Came home with his remains. Returned June 1. Cold Harbor (two engage
ments), Winchester or Opequan, Fisher s Hill, Cedar Creek, assault on
Petersburg, Sailors Creek, besides skirmishes such as Mine Run, Locust Grove,
movement against Early at Washington, crossing of Shenandoah River by
Sixth Corps, etc. Was brevetted Major and Lieutenant-Colonel of Volun
teers, and resigned July 1, 1866.

40. Captain WILLIAM P. HALSTED.

Captain in the Sixty -Fifth Regiment, New York Volunteers.

41. Mnjor-General CHARLES SCHUYLER HAMILTON.
Major- General, United States Volunteers.

42. Lieutenant JOHN F. HARDY.

Lieutenant, Thirty -Fourth Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers.

43. Captain HENRY W. HICKS, JR.

Captain, One Hundred and Sixty-Fifth Regiment, New York Volunteers.
Mortally wounded in front of Port Hudson, La.



446 HISTORY OF THE SEVENTH REGIMENT.

44. Lieutenant-Colonel SAMUEL J. HOPKINS.

Entered the United States service, August 29, 1862, as Captain in the
Seventh Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers. Served until April, 1864, in Mott s
(Third) Brigade, Second Division, Third Army Corps, and afterwards, till
end of war, in Second Brigade (Mott s), Third Division, Second Corps. Mus
tered out with regiment October 7, 1864. Commissioned Captain and Lieu
tenant-Colonel, Fortieth Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers, early in 1865. Was
in the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, McLean s Ford, Kelly s Ford,
Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna, Tolopotomy, Cold Harbor, Peters
burg, Deep Bottom, Strawberry Plains, and other actions around Petersburg.
Was slightly wounded at Chancellorsville, and again at Spottsylvania. His
regiment captured five stands of colors at Andersonville.

45. Captain FRANCIS A. HOWELL.
Captain, One Hundred and Thirty-First Regiment, New York Volunteers.

46. Colonel HARMON D. HULL.

Entered the United States service, May 9, 1861, as Captain in the Fifth
Regiment, New York Volunteers (Dm*yee s Zouaves). Was promoted to be
Major, September 7, 1861, and Lieutenant-Colonel, October 29, 1862. Was
appointed Colonel to raise the One Hundred and Sixty-Fifth Regiment, New
York Volunteers, in October, 1862. Commanded his company at Big Bethel,
and served throughout the Peninsular campaign. Resigned on account of
ill health, January 22, 1863.

47. Lieutenant JOHN L. HYDE.

48. Captain JULIAN JAMES.

Captain, United States Volunteers ; Aide-de-Camp to General G. K. War
ren.

49. Major Rurrrs KING, JR.

Entered the United States service, August 5, 1861, as Second Lieutenant in
the Fourth Artillery (Regular Army), and was promoted to be First Lieuten
ant. Served in West Virginia with Rosecrans, and throughout the Peninsular
campaign, in all its battles. At White-Oak Swamp, the Captain of his bat
tery (Hazard) having been mortally wounded soon after the battle began, he
took command of it (an eight-gun battery), and prevented the enemy from
building a bridge over the swamp until the retreat of our forces had been
secured to Harrison s Landing. The battery (A) lost nearly half its num
ber in killed and wounded, under a concentrated fire from twenty pieces
massed by the enemy. He was brevetted Captain " for gallant and meritori
ous conduct at White-Oak Swamp." Took part, with his crippled battery,
at Malvern Hill. Took part in the battles of Bull Run, South Mountain,
and Aniietam, the battery being attached to the Second Corps, and in every
battle of the Army of the Potomac, except Gettysburg, he being furloughed
for sickness at that time, but arriving, at the end, having crossed the enemy s



ROLL OF HONOR. 447

lines with despatches from W. F. Smith, at Harrisburg, to General Meade.
Operated with the cavalry after Gettysburg, commanding his battery, which
had been selected as one of the " Horse Batteries." Thereafter, engagements
were daily during campaigning seasons, and he participated in all the engage
ments. Also participated in General Sheridan s raid, which was a succession
of battles from the Wilderness to Cold Harbor, just before the army crossed
the James, when his battery being crippled from severe service, it was sent to
Washington to recuperate, where he remained with it until the end of the war.
Has been recommended for brevets by Generals Sunnier, Hancock, Pleasanton,
and Gregg. Was brevctted Major for gallant and meritorious services during
the war.

50. Lieutenant-Colonel SAMUEL B. LAWRENCE.

Entered the United States service (to rank May 14, 1861) as First Lieuten
ant, Sixteenth Regiment, United States Infantry, filling vacancy caused by
death of Theodore Winthrop, killed in battle at Big Bethel. Promoted to be
Captain, May 3, 1862. Served in the Army of the Cumberland under Generals
Buell and Rosecrans during their campaigns in 1861, 1862, and 1863. From
March to August, 1863, was assigned to duty as Commissary of Musters for
the Twentieth Army Corps, and attached to the staif of General McCook,
also temporarily assigned as Chief Commissary of Musters for the Army of
the Cumberland, under Rosecrans. August, 1863, assigned to duty at the
War Department, Washington, as assistant to Colonel Fry, Provost-Marshal-
General. March, 1864, assigned to duty as Assistant Adjutant-General of the
Eighth Army Corps, and appointed Chief of Staff to General Lew Wallace,
commanding the Middle Department and Eighth Army Corps, and continued
as such until the corps was disbanded and the Middle Department abolished,
after the surrender of the Rebel armies, when he resigned his commission in
the Regular Army, which was accepted to date August 14, 1865. He received
brevet commissions as Captain, United States Army, " for gallant and meri
torious service at the battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, 1862"; Major and
Lieutenant-Colonel, United States Army, " for faithful and meritorious
services during the war."

51. Brigadier-General WILLIAM HUDSON LAWRENCE.
Entered the United States service May 14, 1861, as First Lieutenant, Four
teenth United States Infantry. Promoted to be Captain, Fourteenth Infantry,
November, 1861 ; to be Colonel, Thirty-Fourth New Jersey Volunteers, Sep
tember, 1863. Brevet Major and Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel, United States
Army, June, 1865. Brevet Brigadier-General, United States Volunteers,
August, 1865. Served on the Peninsula under Fitz John Porter, Fifth Army
Corps ; remained in this corps, under Generals Meade and Sykes, until June,
1863. Served in Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama in Sixteenth
Army Corps, under General A. J. Smith, from November, 1863, until the end
of the war. Took part in the battles of second Bull Run, Antietam, Freder-
icksburg, Chancellorsville. Accompanied A. J. Smith on his expedition after



448 HISTORY OF THE SEVENTH REGIMENT.

Forrest to Jackson (Tennessee). Commanded Columbus, Kentucky, when
it was summond to surrender by part of Forrest s command, under General
A. B u ford, April 13, 1864. At the siege of Mobile, taking part in the attack
of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely, was engaged in numerous skirmishes-
Captured the notorious guerilla "Jim Kersterson," of Tennessee, killing and
destroying his band. Was slightly wounded at second Bull Run, and sun-
struck on the inarch to Gettysburg, Virginia.

Was mentioned in General Grant s report of the operations of the army for
the last year of the war, for his refusal to surrender Columbus, Kentucky ; and
for the same, by all the public journals about April 14, 18G4; mentioned by
the Committee on the Conduct of the War for same, and for refusing to receive
Rebel flags of truce at Columbus, Kentucky, after the Fort Pillow massacre.
The garrison of Columbus, Kentucky, on the morning- of the demand for its
surrender, was under one thousand effective men, when the minimum garrison
require ! for the two forts was three thousand. He was reinforced shortly after,
wards by about five thousand of the ninety days troops, mostly from Illinois.
Was ordered to the command of Maryfield, Kentucky, in September, 1864,
when that post was threatened. " During his whole service continually met
members of the Seventh Regiment, New York National Guard, holding high
positions, doing honor to themselves and country." Resigned in August,
1865, the war having ended.

52. Captain MORTIMER LIVINGSTON.
Captain, One Hundred and Third Regiment, New York Volunteers.

53. Captain THEODORE MALLABT, JR.

Examined and passed as Second Lieutenant for Signal Corps, United States
Army, October, 1863. Commissioned, July 15, 1864. Served in Tennessee
during the Avar, in Texas after the war. Distinguished himself in operations
with Stoneman arid Wilson in their extended cavalry expeditions of 1865, and
received warm commendations in the report of the chief signal officer, Depart
ment of Cumberland. He carried the War Department despatches from
Washington to Macon, to General Wilson, ordering the capture of Jefferson
Davis. Served as Aide-de-Camp to General Gibbsin Texas. Honorably dis
charged February 7, 1866.

54. Major EDWATID MARRENNER.

Major, United States Volunteers, Assistant Adjutant-General to Major-Gen-
eral Hancock.

55. Colonel THOMAS B. MARSH.

Entered the United States service, August 18, 1861, as Second Lieutenant,
First United States Voltigeurs, afterwards Fifty-First New York Volunteers.
Promoted First Lieutenant, Fifty-First New York Volunteers, March 14, 1862.
Captain, September 30, 1862. Major, December 31, 1864. Lieutenant-Colonel,
April 29, 1865. Brevet-Colonel, United States Volunteers, "for gallant and
meritorious services during the war," March 13, 1865. Served in North Car-



ROLL OF HONOR. 449

olina, Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi, and was on
the staffs of Major- Generals Reno, Parke, Burnside, Wileox, Potter, Sedgwick,
and Smith. Was in the battles of Ronoake Island, Newborn, Fort Macon,
Clark Mountain, Kelly s Ford, second Manassas, Chantilly, Frederick, South
Mountain, Fredericksburg, siege of Vicksburg and Jackson, Loudon, Camp
bell Station, siege of Knoxville and Fort Sanders, Wilderness, Spottsylvania,
first and second North Anna, Tolopotomy Creek, Bethesda Church, Cold
Harbor, First Petersburg, Petersburg mine explosion, Petersburg final attack.
Mustered out August 5, 1865.

56. Sergeant GEORGE L. MIDDLEBROOK.

Entered the United States service, October 7, 1864, in the Forty-Eighth Regi
ment, New York Volunteers. Promoted to be First Sergeant Company I,
June 4, 1865. Served in Second Brigade, Second Division, Tenth Corps,
first under Butler at Chapin s Farm, Virginia, and then under Terry in the
North Carolina campaign. Mustered out September 1, 1865.

57. Major LINDLEY M. H. MILLER.
Major, United States Colored Troops. Died in the service, June, 1864.

58. Colonel CHARLES L. NORTON.
Colonel, Seventh Regiment, United States Colored Troops.

59. Captain GEORGE H. PALMER.

Captain, United States Volunteers, Aide-de-Camp to General Rosecrans.

60. Lieutenant-Colonel TATTNALL PAULDINO.

Captain, Sixth Regiment, United States Cavalry ; BrevetLieutenant-Colonel,
United States Army.

61. Paymaster CHARLES B. PERRY.
Assistant Paymaster, United States Navy.

62. Major HORATIO POTTER, JR.

Captain, Seventh Regiment, New York Artillery; Brevet Major, United States
Volunteers.

63. Captain JAMES P. RAYMOND.

Entered the United States service, October 10, 1861, as First Lieutenant,
Ninetieth New York Volunteers. Adjutant, December 13, 1861; Captain,
August 16, 1861. Post Adjutant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General
eight months. Served in South Carolina and Florida under Generals Bran-
nan, Hunter, and Mitchell. Resigned April 13, 1863. Commissioned Captain
in One Hundred and Thirty-Fiust New York Volunteers, September 12, 1863.
Served in Louisiana and in Shenandoah Valley, Nineteenth Corps. Was
mentioned for gallantry at Winchester and Fisher s Hill. Mustered out July
26, 1865.

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450 HISTORY OF THE SEVENTH REGIMENT.

64. Lieutenant S. H. ROBBINS.
Lieutenant. Aide-de-Camp to General Butterfield.

65. Lieutenant-Colonel WILLIAM H. ROOMS.

Entered the United States service, June 17, 1861, as Second Lieutenant,
Sixty-Fifth New York Volunteers. December 14, 1861, was promoted to
be First Lieutenant and Adjutant. On April 11, 1863, was commissioned by
the President Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General. On the 19th Sep
tember, 1864, for services at the battle of Winchester, was brevetted Major
and Assistant Adjutant-General ; and for general services was brevetted
Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General from November 19, 1864.
Was in all the battles of the Army of the Potomac from Yorktown to Peters



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