Reprinted in The American Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Import Events of the Year 1861 ... (New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1864), 460.
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November 10, 1861
I thank you for what you have done. In a campaign of twenty days you have driven the rebels from Eastern Kentucky, and given repose to that portion of the State. You have made continual forced marches over wretched roads, deep in mud. Badly clad, you have bivouacked on the wet ground, in the November rain, without a murmur. With scarcely half rations, you have pressed forward with unfailing perseverance. The only place that the enemy made a stand, though ambushed and very strong, you drove him from, in the most brilliant style, for your constancy and courage I thank you, and with the qualities which you have shown that you possess, I expect great things from you in future.