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August 4th. From some inadvertence not detected till after the draw-
ing up of this report was commenced, when it was too late to be
rectified, I omitted to obtain a return of the troops, and hence cannot
give the number present and absent. The officers on parade were
Major Crittendon, Commanding, Asst. Surgeon T. M. Getty,87 Bvt.
Capt. J. [sic] N. Palmer,88 Ist Lieut. & Adjutant of the Regiment, 1st
Lt. D. H. Maury, of Compy. B, temporarily comdg. Compy. H, 2d
Lieut. H. C. Ransom,89 Comdg. Compy. D, and acting Asst. Quarter-
master and Asst. Commissary of Subsistence, and Bvt. 2d. Lt. J. N.
Bonaparte of Compy. C, temporarily serving with Company D. The
Captains of both companies (L. Jones90 and A. J. Lindsay"1) were on
leave. Bvt. Capt. G. McLane,92 ist Lt. of Compy. H, joined the day I
left the post (August 5th) relieving Lt. Maury, who proceeded to join
his company at Fort Ewell.
The companies wore the new uniform, in which they appeared to
much advantage. There was a deficiency, to some extent, in both
companies of pompoms, letters, and cap ornaments. It was reported
that this was caused in Company D by the wrecking of its clothing
at Corpus Christi. The arms and accoutrements of the men were
clean, their horses in good condition, and their instruction quite
creditable. As a body, the rank and file of the Riflemen appear to be
a better description of men than is found in either of the other
regiments in Texas. The Regimental Band was very small and not
87Thomas Murray Getty was appointed assistant surgeon in the United States
Army on January 23, 1849. He was breveted lieutenant colonel on March 13, 1865,
for faithful service during the war. Ibid., 452.
88Innis Newton Palmer graduated from the Military Academy in 1846, and on
September 23, 1861, became a brigadier general in the Volunteers. He was breveted
first lieutenant on August 2so, 1847, for gallantry at Contreras and Churubusco;
captain on September 13, 1847, at Chapultepec; lieutenant colonel on September
21, 1861, at the Battle of Bull Run. He was made a colonel on March 13, 1865, and
was breveted brigadier general and then major general for long and meritorious
service. He died on September 1o, 9goo. Ibid., 767.
89Hyatt Clark Ransom graduated from the Military Academy in 1851, and was
a lieutenant colonel quartermaster from November io, 1863, to July 3, 1865. He
was breveted lieutenant colonel on March 13, 1865, for faithful service during the
war. He died on March 16, 1874. Ibid., 816.
90Llewellyn Jones graduated from the Military Academy in 1831. He retired from
the United States Army on November 5, 1861, and was breveted lieutenant colonel
and colonel on March 13, 1865, for meritorious service during the war. Ibid., 581.
elAndrew Jackson Lindsay graduated from the Military Academy in 1841 and
resigned from the army on May 5, 1861. He was a colonel in the Mississippi
Cavalry of the Confederate States Army from 1861 to 1865. Ibid., 633.
92George McLane was breveted first lieutenant on August 2o, 1847, for gallantry
in the battle of Contreras and Churubusco, and was promoted to captain on Sep-
tember 13, 1847, for gallantry at Chapultepec. He was killed on October 13, 186o,
in action against Navajo Indians at Black Rock, Navajo County, New Mexico.
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