Promoted—Bard Darrah, formerly Orderly Sergeant in Co. D. (Capt. Jas. McBride’s Co.) 9th Michigan Cavalry, has been promoted to 2nd Lieutenant of the same company, and James Darrah promoted to orderly Sergeant, and we are glad to learn that these promotions were well merited. At Tripletts bridge, the charge through Lebanon, they were at the head of the Company, and both displayed a coolness and fearlessness of danger that would have reflected credit upon tried veterans. During the Morgan raid in Kentucky Lt. Darrah received particular commendation from Col. David. At the time of the capture of Morgan in Ohio, Capt. McBride’s company had the advance, and from him we have heard such encomiums of Serg’t James Darrah’s conduct, as is seldom bestowed upon one who has had so little field experience. Too many words of praise cannot be awarded them. Gen. Burnside has given to the 9th Mich. Cav. the credit of capturing Morgan, which is justly their due. The Regiment has marching orders into East Tennessee. —The laurals they have won will add another unfading tribute to the glory and honor of Michigan.
(Monroe Monitor, August 26, 1863, Page 3, Column 1)