War of the Rebellion: Serial 050 Page 0105 Chapter XLII. THE CHICKAMAUGA CAMPAIGN.

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Please inform me whether that letter was received, what, if any, are the reasons why my request that it should be published as a part of my report has not been acceded to?

The publication of General Wood's letter, by permission of the War Department, as an addenda to my report, was unjust, and the publication of my letter referring thereto was the least that should have been done to correct the injustice.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

Colonel E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Washington, D. C.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, March 23, 1864.

Major General W. S. ROSECRANS, U. S. Vols.,

St. Louis, Mo.:

SIR: I have respectfully to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 3rd instant, and to inform you that, in compliance with orders from the Secretary of War, a copy of your communication of January 13, 1864, in relation to the letter of Brig. General T. J. Wood, dated October 21, 1863, has been sent to be printed as an appendix to your official report of the battle of Chickamauga.

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

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, March 23, 1864.

JOHN D. DEFREES, Esq.,

Superintendent of Public Printing:

SIR: By direction of the Secretary of War, I send herewith a copy of a communication * which Major-General Rosecrans desires to have published as an appendix to his report of the battle of Chickamauga, dated January 13, 1864.

I am, &c.,

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ADDENDA.+

CRAWFISH SPRING, GA., September 18, 1863.

(Received September 19-12 m.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

Everything indicates that the enemy is determined to make every effort to overthrow this army. What we most need is to have our flanks well covered. You do not say how soon Hurlbut is to move. Please advise me what orders he has received, and from whence he is to draw subsistence. Even a movement in Tuscumbia Valley would

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*See page 102.

+Comprising field dispatches, &c. (September 18-23), not forwarded as inclosures to Rosecrans' report. See pp.65-77.

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