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Lieut. Fred. M. Norcross, 30th Massachusetts, acting Aid to Col. Dudley, for daring courage in the field;

Alfred T. Holt, Assistant Surgeon 30th Massachusetts, for humane courage, taking on his back, under a hot Ore, the wounded soldiers as they fell;

Lieut. G. F. Whitcomb, 30th Massachusetts, gallantly dashing into the smoke of the enemy's musketry, bringing off a caisson left by Manning's Battery.

The gallant officer and admirable soldier, Capt. Eugene Kelty, of Company I, 30th Massachusetts, who was ordered to deploy bis brave and active company of Zouaves as skirmishers on the right, and in the performance of this duty fell bravely at their head.

Lieut. W. H. Gardner, Co. K, 30th Massachusetts, who fell wounded severely, but entreated not to be taken from the field until the battle should be ended.

Color Sergeant Brooks, Company C, 30th Massachusetts, and Color Corporal Rogers, Company K, 30th Massachusetts, who lost his left arm. Both behaved admirably during the entire engagement.

Private McKenzie, Company B, 30th Massachusetts, who, though wounded, with the bullet still in his body, remained on duty throughout the engagement, and is now at his post.

1st Sergeant John Haley, Company E, 30th Massachusetts, commanded his company bravely and well, in the necessary absence of his line officers.

Capt. James Grimsley, Company B, 21st Indiana, who commanded the regiment after Col. Keith was wounded, for his gallant behavior in following up the battle to its complete success.

Adjutant Mathew A. Latham, 21st Indiana, instantly killed, while in the act of waving his sword and urging on the men to deeds of valor.

Lieut. Chas. D. Seeley, Orderly Sergeant John A. Bovington, Corporal Isaac Knight, and Private Henry T. Batchelor, all of Company A, 21st Indiana, who were killed instantly, while bravely contesting the ground with the enemy.

Capt. Noblett, 21st Indiana, detailing men from his company to assist in working the guns in the 6th Massachusetts Battery, after the gunners were disabled , for his supporting Lieut. Carruth and his battery.

Lieut. Brown, of the 21st Indiana, commanding a battery, improvised from his regiment, for the efficient manner in which he handled the guns. He deserves promotion to a battery.

Capt. Chas. E. Clarke, acting Colonel 6th Michigan Regiment, prevented the enemy from flanking our right, bringing his command at the critical moment to the support of Nim's Battery.

Lieut. Howell, Company F, 6th Michigan, and Lieut. A. J. Ralph, acting Adjutant, for intrepidity.

Capt. Spitzer, 6th Michigan, in command of the company of pickets, who handsomely held in check the enemy's advance.

The fearless conduct of Lieut. Howell, Company F, and Sergeant Thayer, Com

pany A, 6th Michigan Regiment, after they were wounded, in supporting Lieut. Brown's Battery ; Lieut. Russey, Company A, for his coolness and daring.

Capt. Soule and Lieut. Fasset, Company I, 6th Michigan, as skirmishers, were wounded, deserve special notice for the steadiness of their command, which lost heavily in killed and wounded. 1st Sergeant B. Stoddard, Company I ; Capt. Smith, Company A ; Lieut. Chessman, Company B ; Capt. Davies Bacon, Company K, Provost Judge.

Major Bickmore and Adjutant J. H. Metcalf, of the 14th Maine, wounded while nobly discharging their duty.

Capt. French, Company K, 14th Maine, who was terribly wounded while leading on his men to one of the finest charges of the battle. It is sorrowful indeed to add, that by the accident to the steamer Whiteman he was drowned.

20 Sergeant J. N. Seavy, Company C, 20 Sergeant Snow, Company D, Corporal Edminster, Company D, Private A. Blackman, Company F,

Private Preble, Company F,
All of the 14th Maine, and are commended for rare bravery.

Acting Ordnance Sergeant Long, Quartermaster Sergeant Gardner, and

Commissary Sergeant Jackman, All of the 14th Maine, and all of whom borrowed guns and entered the ranks at the commencement of the action.

Capt. Chas. H. Manning, 4th Massachusetts Battery, who fought his battery admirably, and established his reputation as a commander.

John Donaghue, 4th Massachusetts Battery, who brought off from the camp of the 7th Vermoat Regiment their colors at the time of their retreat.

Private John R. Duffe.·, 4th Massachusetts Battery ; Private Ralph 0. Rowley, of Magee's Cavalry, who together went into the field, bitched horses unto a battery wagon of the 6th Massachusetts Battery, aud brought it off under the fire of the enemy

Lieut. Wm. B. Allyn, who had two horses shot under him ; Lieut. Frank Bruce. Ord. Sergeant Baker, Sergeant Wachter, Corporal Wood and Private George Andrews, all of the 6th Massachusetts Battery, for especial bravery, gallantry and good conduct.

Sergeant Cheever and Privates Tyler, Shields and Clogston, of the 9th Connecticut, for the skill and bravery with which they worked one of their guns.

Capt. S. W. Sawyer, of Company H, 9th Coonecticut, for his daring reconnoissance on the morning of the 9th, during which be found and secured three of the enemy's caissons, filled with ammunition. BY ORDER OF

MAJOR-GENERAL BUTLER.

WM. H. WIEGEL, Ist Lieutenant and A. A. A. G.

New Orleans, August 22, 1862.

No. 63.

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WHEREAS, on the 230 day of April, in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-one, at a public meeting of the free colored population of the city of New Orleans, a military organization, known as the “ Native Guards” (colored), had its existence, which military organization was duly and legally enrolled as a part of the militia of the State, its officers being commissioned by Tuomas O. MOORE, GOVERNOR AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF of the militia of the State of Louisiana, in the form following, that is to say :

" THE STATE OF LOUISIANA,

[Seal of the State.] s " By Tuomas OVERTON MOORE, Governor of the State of Louisiana, and Commander-in-Chief of the militia thereof.

“ In the name and by the authority of the State of Louisiana : " Kyow YE, that

having been duly and legally elected Captain of the “ Native Guards” (colored), 1st Division of the Militia of Louisiana, to serve for the term of the war,

“I do hereby appoint and commission him Captain as aforesaid, to take rank as such, from the 2d day of May, eighteen hundred and sixty.one.

“ He is, therefore, carefully and diligently to discharge the duties of bis office by doing and performing all manner of things thereto belonging. And I do strictly charge and require all officers, non-commissioned officers and privates under his command, to be obedient to his orders as Captain ; and he is to observe and follow such orders and directions, from time to time, as he shall receive from me, or the future Governor of the State of Louisiana, or other superior officers, according to the Rules and Articles of War, and in conformity to law.

• In testimony whereof, I have caused these letters to be made patent, and the seal of the State to be hereunto annexed.

“Given under my hand, at the city of Baton Rouge, on the second L. S.

sixty-one.
[Signed]

6. Thos. 0. Moore.
“* By the Governor:
[Signed]

· P. D. HARDY, Secretary of State.

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[Endorsed] “I, Maurice Grivot, Adjutant and Inspector General of the State of Lousiana, do hereby certify that

named in the within commission, did, on the

second day of May, in the year 1861, deposit in my office his written acceptance of the office to which he is commissioned, and his oath of office taken according to law. [Signed]

“M. Grivot, Adjt. and Ins. Gen. La."

AND WHEREAS, such military organization elicited praise and respect, and was complimented in General Orders for its patriotism and loyalty, and was ordered to continue during the war, in the words following:

* Adjutant Generat's office, Warch 24, 1862.

“ ORDER No. 126.

“I. The Governor and Commander-in-Chief, relying implicitly upon the loyalty of the free colored population of the City and State, for the protection of their homes, their property, and for Southern rights, from the pollution of a ruthless invader, and believing that the military organization which existed prior to the 15th February, 1862, and elicited praise and respect for the patriotic motives which prompted it, should exist for and during the war, calls upon them to maintain their organization, and to hold themselves prepared for such orders as may be transmitted to them.

“II. The Colonel Commanding will report without delay t) Major General Lewis, commanding State Militia.”' “By order of

Thos. O. MOORE, Governor. [Signed] “ M. GRIVOT, Adjutant General.

AND WHEREAS, said military organization, by the same order, was directed to report to Major General Lewis for service, but did not leave the city of New Orleans when he did :

Now, THEREFORE, the Commanding General, believing that a large portion of this militia force of the State of Louisiana are willing to take service in the Volunteer forces of the United States, and be enrolled and organized to “ defend their homes from ruthless invaders ;" to protect their wives and children and kindred from wrong and outrage ; to shield their property from being seized by bad men ; and to defend the Flag of their native country, as their fathers did under Jackson at Chalmette, against Packenham and his myrmidons, carrying the black flag of “ beauty and booty :"

Appreciating their motives, relying upon their “ well known loyalty and patriotism” and with“ praise and respect” for these brave men-it is ordered, that all the members of the “ Native Guards” aforesaid, and all other free colored citizens recognized by the first and late Governor and Authorities of the State of Louisiana as a portion of the Militia of the State, who sball enlist in the Volunteer Service of

the United States, shall be duly organized by the appointment of proper officers, and accepted, paid, equipped, armed and rationed as are other Volunteer Troops of the United States, subject to the approval of the President of the United States. All such persons are required at once to report themselves at the Touro Charity Building, Front Levee street, New Orleans, where proper officers will muster them into the service of the United States.

BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BUTLER :

R. S. DAVIS,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant General.

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