Adjutant and Inspector General Reports
HDQRS. SECOND BRIG., SMITH'S DIVISION,
April 17, 1862.
The Brig. Gen. commanding congratulates the troops of this brigade for the conduct exhibited by them yesterday while under fire. The invincibility of spirit shown by those companies, exposed to a terrific fire from the enemy sheltered in rifle pits, is worthy of the highest admiration.
The conduct of First Sergeant Holton, Company I, 6th Vermont Volunteers, in securing and bringing back the colors of the regiment after the bearer was shot down, is deserving of especial notice as a praiseworthy and daring act.
Let your future conduct rival that of yesterday, and your friends and State may well be proud of you.
By order of
Brig. Gen. W. T. H. Brooks:
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