Oliver, John M. – September 11, 1864

Michigan Civil War Collection

Headquarters Fifteenth Army Corps, East Point, Ga., Sept. 11, 1864. Officers and Soldiers of the Fifteenth Army Corps: You have borne your part in the accomplishment of the object of this campaign, a part well and faithfully done. On the 1st day of May, 1864, from Huntsville, Ala., and its vicinity, you commenced the march. The marches and labors performed by you during this campaign will hardly find a parallel in the history of war. The proud name heretofore acquired by the 15th Corps for soldierly bearing and daring deeds remains untarnished – its lustre undimmed. During the campaign you constituted the main portion of the flanking column of the whole army.