War of the Rebellion: Serial 051 Page 0153 Chapter XLII. THE CHICKAMAUGA CAMPAIGN.

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CHARLOTTE, N. C., November 27, 1863.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General:

GENERAL: I have the honor to ask for a copy of General Bragg's letter to the President asking for my removal from the Army of Tennessee.

I am, general, with great respect,

D. H. HILL,

Lieutenant-General.

[Indorsements.]

NOVEMBER 30, 1863.

Respectfully submitted to the Secretary of War, with the letter of General Bragg, within referred to which was received at this office after my letter to General Hill, and which last letter General Hill has published in the public journals to exonerate himself from reproach.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

DECEMBER 4, 1863.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL:

General Hill addressed his request to the President, who referred his letter to the Secretary of War, with the indorsement mentioned by Colonel Lee. The honorable Secretary inclosed to General Hill a copy of General Bragg's note on November 27.

By order of the Secretary of War:

R. G. H. KEAN,

Chief of Bureau of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT, C. S. A..

Richmond, Va.,, December 1, 1863.

Lieutenant General D. H. HILL, Charlotte, N. C.:

GENERAL: Your letter of the 25th ultimo has been received and noted. I do not think the interest of the service will allow the court of inquiry requested, and that decision will not be shaken, as I trust you will not allow your equanimity to be disturbed by the idle scribbling of a newspaper correspondent. You can interpose the shield of your well-earned reputation to such petty assaults.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

Numbers 277.

Report of Major General Patrick R. Cleburne, C. S. Army, commanding division.

HEADQUARTERS CLEBURNE'S DIVISION, HILL'S CORPS, ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

COLONEL: I have the honor to report the operations of my division in the battle of Chickamauga, fought on Saturday and Sunday, September 19 and 20.

During the afternoon of Saturday, the 19th ultimo, I moved my