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land to discountenance any attempt on the part of any unauthorized persons to arrogate to themselves honor to which they are not entitled, by wearing our badge.
The Badge Committee then invited all to send in designs, and announced that the Committee would be open to receive until 3 A. M., Wednesday, June 14th.
The badge described in the accompanying specifications having, since that date, been selected by the Committee, the same is adopted and is hereby announced as the badge of the Army of the Cumberland.
BY COMMAND OF MAJOR-GENERAL THOMAS.
WILLIAM D. WHIPPLE, Brigadier-General and Assistant Adjutant-General.