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emanation of genius and of the results which it promised as absolutely sublime. It may be proper, therefore, to say that this statement is made for the sake of truth, and not to call attention to the extravagant colors in which it has been presented.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. C. BUELL,

Major-General.

General LORENZO THOMAS,

Adjutant-General U. S. Army, Washington City, D. C.

No. 3 Miscellaneous Confederate reports and correspondence.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT No. 2,

Chattanooga, August 21, 1862.

SIR: I have the honor to inclose herewith the petition of W. W. Brown and others, soldiers of the Twenty-first and Second Ohio Regiments, U. S. Army, and to request instructions in the matter.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

BRAXTON BRAGG,

General, Commanding.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL C. S. ARMY,

Richmond, Va.

[Indorsement Numbers 1.]

Respectfully submitted to the President.

I recommend that they be respited until further orders, and detained as hostages for our own people in the hands of the enemy.

G. W. RANDOLPH,

Secretary of War.

[Indorsement No. 2]

[TO SECRETARY OF WAR:]

Inquire whether there is anything to justify a discrimination between these and others who were executed for the same offense.

J. D.

[Indorsement No. 3]

Write to Major G. W. Lee, provost-marshal at Atlanta, and inquire why 14 of the engine-thieves were respited, while the others were executed, and whether there is anything distinguishing their case.

G. W. R.

[Inclosure.]

Petition from the survivors of Andrews' party, who took the engine on the Georgia State Railroad in April last, to Major-General Bragg, commanding Department No.@.

ATLANTA JAIL, August 17, 1862.

RESPECTED SIR: We are United States soldiers, regularly detailed from our command to obey the orders of Andrews. He was a stranger