The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 20, In Two Parts. Part 1, Reports. Page: 972
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972 KY., MID. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. [CHAr. XXXIl.
The Confederate Roll of Honor.
GENERAL ORDERS, ADJT. AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,
No. 93. Richmond, Va., November 22, 1862.
I. The following acts of Congress, having been approved by the Presi-
dent, are published for the information of the Army:
No. 27.--AN ACT to authorize the grant of medals and badges of distinction as a reward for courage
and good conduct on the field of battle.
The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That the President be, and
he is hereby, authorized to bestow medals, with proper devices, upon such officers of
the armies of the Confederate States as shall be conspicuous for courage and good con-
duct on the field of battle, and also to confer a badge of distinction upon one private
or non-commissioned officer of each company after every signal victory it shall have
assisted io achieve. The non-commissioned officers and privates of the company who
may be present on the first dress-parade thereaft er, may choose, by a majority of their
votes, the soldier best entitled to receive such distinction, whose name shall be com-
municated to the President by commanding officers of the company; and if the award
fall upon a deceased soldier, the badge thus awarded him shall be delivered to his
widow, or, if there be nowidow, to any relative the President may adjudge entitled
to receive it.
Approved October 13, 1862.
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Adjutant and Inspector General.
GENERAL ORDERS, ( ADJT. AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,
No. 131. Richmond, Va., October 3, 1863.
Difficulties in procuring the medals and badges of distinction having
delayed their presentation by the President, as authorized by the act of
Congress approved October 13, 1862, to the officers, non-commissioned
officers, and privates of the armies of the Confederate States conspicu-
ous for courage and good conduct on the field of battle, to avoid post-
poning the grateful recognition of their valor until it can be made in
the enduring form provided by that act, it is ordered -
I. That the names of all those who have been, or may hereafter. be,
reported as worthy of this distinction, be inscribed on a Roll of Honor,
to be preserved in the office of the Adjutant and Inspector General for
reference in all future time, for those who have deserved well of their
country, as having best displayed their courage and devotion on the
field of battle.
II. That the Roll of Honor, so far as now made up, be appended to
this order and read at the head of every regiment in the service of the
Confederate States at the first dress-parade after its receipt, and be pub-
lished in at least one newspaper in each State.
III. The attention of the officers in charge is directed to General
Orders, No. 93, section No. 27, of the series of 1862, Adjutant and In-
spector General's Office, for the mode of selecting the non-commissioned
officers and privates entitled to this distinction, and its execution is
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