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desired to see me, he could have found me at all times during the engagement near the right of my line, which was on the top of the ridge, while the left was down the hill. If General Moore means to reflect upon the conduct of my brigade, I am glad to say that there are other witnesses who bear different testimony.

General Walthall must have misapprehended the remark made to him as I descended the mountain. I expected to receive orders from General Bragg, but not to see him in person. These orders were to come through General Cheatham.

It may be remarked that there were two 6-pounder guns at the Craven house under the command of Lieutenant Gibson, but they were without horses and could not be moved. In their position they could not be fired without endangering the troops of General Walthall. Lieutenant Gibson's report accompanies this. He never reported to me, although subject to my orders, and his two guns were all the artillery that I could command for purposes of defense, although I took the responsibility of ordering up a piece from the battalion of Cheatham's division. General Walthall's communication in relation to a piece of artillery to be placed in position was sent by me immediately on its receipt to General Stevenson. Captain Henry, of the division staff, was the bearer of it.

The movements of the enemy were very rapid. An impenetrable fog hung around the mountain all day.

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

JOHN K. JACKSON,

Brigadier-General.

Major J. J. REEVE, Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Inclosure.]

Return of Casualties in Cheatham's division, November 24 and 25, 1863 (incomplete).

Killed.

Command. Offi- Men. Total.

cers.

Jackson's brigade: a

1st Georgia Confederate.

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5th Georgia.

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47th Georgia.

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65th Georgia.

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2nd Georgia Batt.

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Sharpshooters.

5th Mississippi.

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8th Mississippi, Company

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A.

Total.

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Walthall's brigade:

Staff.

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24th Mississippi.

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27th Mississippi. b 1 5 6

29th Mississippi. c 1 c 1 2

30th Mississippi.

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34th Mississippi.

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Total d. 2 6 8

Moore's brigade:

37th Alabama.

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4 4

40th Alabama.

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4 4

42nd Alabama.

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1 1

Total e.

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9 9

CONTINUATION:

Wounded.

Command. Offi- Men. Total.

cers.

Jackson's brigade: a

1st Georgia Confederate.

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5th Georgia.

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47th Georgia.

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65th Georgia.

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2nd Georgia Batt.

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Sharpshooters.

5th Mississippi.

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8th Mississippi, Company

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A.

Total.

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Walthall's brigade:

Staff. 1

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24th Mississippi. 5 25 30

27th Mississippi. 1 35 36

29th Mississippi. 3 30 33

30th Mississippi.

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7 7

34th Mississippi.

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4 4

Total d. 10 101 111

Moore's brigade:

37th Alabama. 1 11 12

40th Alabama.

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20 20

42nd Alabama.

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7 7

Total e. 1 38 39

CONTINUATION:

Missing.

Command. Offi- Men. Total. Aggre-

cers. gate.

Jackson's

brigade: a

1st Georgia ----

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Confederate.

5th Georgia. ----

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47th Georgia. ----

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65th Georgia. ----

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2nd Georgia Batt.

Sharpshooters. ----

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5th Mississippi. ----

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8th Mississippi,

Company A. ----

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Total. ----

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Walthall's

brigade:

Staff. ----

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24th Mississippi. 8 151 159

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27th Mississippi. 9 157 166

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29th Mississippi. 7 148 155

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30th Mississippi. 13 129 142

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34th Mississippi. 11 220 231

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Total d. 48 805 853 972

Moore's brigade:

37th Alabama. 1 56 57

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40th Alabama. 2 109 111

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42nd Alabama. 1 37 38

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Total e. 4 202 206 254

a No report. b Lieutenant A. V. Snowden killed.

c Lieutenant D. S. Latham killed; Lieutenant J. W. Campbell died of wounds.

d Of this number, 20 were wounded and 8 reported missing on the 25th.

e On the 24th. Another statement on file makes total loss on that date 4 killed, 48 wounded, and 206 missing.