How did General Blunt get Jeff and Noah's names for their medals? It is from the book rifles for wati in chapters 13, 14

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At the end of the Battle of Prairie Grove in Chapter 12, Jeff and Noah, who had filled in bravely manning the cannon, are approached by the liertenant in charge of artillery. The lieutenant, "his dirty face beaming...asked for Jeff's and Noah's names, scribbled them on a dirty piece of cartridge paper, and thanked them profusely." Dazed from the noise and trauma of battle, Jeff and Noah don't even wonder at the time why he did that. Later, after they had received their medals and Jeff questions how General Blunt knew who they were, Noah remembers the incident (Chapter 13).

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