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lant conduct in the engagement forbids the idea that he was influenced by considerations of personal safety. Bearing in mind that the commanding general having previously gone to Chattanooga, it was natural for General McCook to infer that all the discomfited troops were expected to rally there, as well as to presume that a conference with the commanding general on that important subject was both desirable and necessary, the Court cannot regard this act of General McCook as other than an error of judgment.

D. HUNTER,

Major-General, President.

ED. SCHRIVER,

Inspector-General, Recorder.

The being no further business, the Court adjourned sine die.

D. HUNTER,

Major-General, President.

ED. SCHRIVER,

Inspector-General, Recorder.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, April 9, 1864.

The record and opinions in the foregoing case have been submitted to the President of the United States. He is of opinion that no further action is required,and the Court of Inquiry is dissolved.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

APPENDIX.

A.

COPIES OF WRITTEN ORDERS RECEIVED BY MAJOR-GENERAL M'COOK FROM MAJOR-GENERAL ROSECRANS, ON THE 19TH AND 20TH OF SEPTEMBER, 1863.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Crawfish Spring, September 19, 1863-12.15 a.m.

(Received September 19,3.25 a.m.)

Major-General McCOOK,

Commanding Twentieth Army Corps:

The general commanding directs me to acknowledge the receipt of your 8 p.m. dispatch, and to say so soon as General Thomas' command is out of the way, you will close up to this place.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRANK S. BOND,

Major, and Aide-de-camp.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Crawfish Spring, September 19, 1863-10 a.m.

Major-General McCOOK;

From present indications the general commanding thinks you had better make your dispositions to relieve General Negley and hold the right. He sends you this that you need not get too far from water.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General,and Chief of Staff.