Oliver, John M. – Undated

Michigan Civil War Collection

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Regiment: 15th Michigan Infantry

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Historical Figures: John M. Oliver, John McArthur

At this place Genl McArthur took command
of the Division and my command was again
attached to Col Olivers Brigade. And here I wish to
return my sincere thanks to these Gallant Officers
for their many favors bestowed on the 16 Regt on
our march to Ripley and back to this place.
Where every officer and soldier did his duty so
nobly it is hard to discriminate, but the cool
daring bravery of George Williamson our color bearer
a private in Co “E” deserves especial mention. He
proudly and defiantly waved the flag in the face of
the enemy until it was almost shot into shreds.
“He deserves well of his country” Captain Osborne
is also entitled to great credit. He assisted me
much, acting as a field officer through all the contest
and in pursuit of the enemy although all the time
some what indisposed
I have the honor to be, Sir
very Respectfully your
obedient servant,
Maj Thomas Reynolds
Comdg the 16th R. Is. V