HEADQUARTERS HOOD'S CORPS, April 27, 1864.
J. B. HOOD,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE,
Dalton, Ga., April 28, 1864.
By order of General Johnston:
W. W. MACKALL,
ORGANIZATION OFFICE, June 4, 1864.
Respectfully referred to the Adjutant and Inspector General.
Shall the copies be made?
SAML. W. MELTON,
Lieutenant-Colonel, Assistant Adjutant-General.
ADJUTANT AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE, June 8, 1864.
Respectfully referred to General Bragg for remarks.
By order of Adjutant and Inspector General:
JUNE 15, 1864.
All my reports and correspondence have been before the Department since early in last January. I am not the judge as to whether they shall be furnished to subordinates to be answered. General Hindman's report was with mine, and he has already been furnished a copy of the charges preferred by me for the affair referred to.
ADJUTANT AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE, June 20, 1864.
Respectfully submitted to the Secretary of War.
The Adjutant and Inspector General does not think it judicious to furnish such reports. It would give occasion to counter reports and unending disputation.
H. L. CLAY,
JUNE 25, 1864.
For conference with General Cooper.
J. A. [SEDDON].
Report of Major E. B. D. Ripley, Chief of Ordnance.
HDQRS. HINDMAN'S DIV., POLK'S CORPS, ARMY OF TENN.,
October 1, 1863.
COLONEL: Agreeably to instructions received from Colonel Gorgas, Chief of Ordnance, dated Richmond, June 24, 1863, I have the honor to submit the following report:
On the morning of September 19, the ordnance train of this corps,