June 15, 1864
On June 15, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 211, announcing a joint resolution extending the Thank Of Congress to Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Bailey for his distinguished service during the Red River Campaign.
General Orders, No. 211
War Department, Adjutant General's Office
Washington, June 15, 1864
The following resolution of Congress is published for (the information of all concerned :
Public Resolution— No. 34.
A RESOLUTION tendering the thanks of Congress to Lieutenant Colonel JOSEPH BAILEY, of the 4th Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteers.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the thanks of Congress be, and they are hereby, tendered to Lieutenant Colonel JOSEPH BAILEY, of the 4th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteers, Acting Engineer of the 19th Army Corps, for distinguished services in the recent campaign on the Red river, by which the gunboat flotilla under Rear Admiral David D. Porter was rescued from imminent peril.
Sec 2. And be it further resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to cause a copy of this resolution to be transmitted to Lieutenant Colonel BAILEY.
Approved June 11, 1864.
BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:
Assistant Adjutant General.