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[CHAP. XLIII.

D.

HEADQUARTERS CHEATHAM'S DIVISION,

January 3, 1864.

General JOHN K. JACKSON:

SIR: Your note of December 31 is before me. In it you say:

As my (your) report of the battle of Lookout Mountain will not pass through you, I will be greatly obliged to you for your opinion of my conduct on Missionary Ridge on November 25 last, with liberty to use it officially or otherwise, as I may see proper.

In reply I have to say that I saw nothing wrong in your conduct on Missionary Ridge on November 25 last. You were always present to receive and obey my orders, as far as could be done amid the confusion of the day. I left yourself and General Walthall with orders to hold the position then occupied for thirty minutes, and then to follow on to Chickamauga, all of which was promptly complied with.

Yours, very respectfully,

B. F. CHEATHAM,

Major-General, C. S. Army.

ADDENDA.

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

[Compiled from reports.]

Killed. Wounded. Missing.

Of Me Tot Of Me Tot Of Me Tot Aggre

fi n. al. fi n. al. fi n. al. gate.

Command. ce ce ce

rs rs rs

. . .

Brown's brigade:

3rd Tennessee - - - - - 3 - - 12 15

18th Tennessee - - - - - 1 - - - 1

26th Tennessee - - - - - 1 - - - 1

32nd Tennessee 1 - 1 3 13 16 - 1 1 18

45th Tennessee - - 1 1 10 11 - - - 12

23rd Tennessee

Battalion. - - - - - 3 - - - 3

Total. - - 2 - - 35 - - 13 50

Cumming's brigade:

34th Georgia - - 4 - - 30 - - - 34

36th Georgia - - - - - 39 - - 4 43

39th Georgia - - 9 - - 41 - - 2 52

56th Georgia - - 4 - - 46 - - 24 74

Total. - - 17 - - 156 - - 30 203

Pettus' brigade:

20th Alabama - - 9 - - 39 - - 10 58

23rd Alabama - - 2 - - 16 - - - 18

30th Alabama - - 4 - - 17 - - - 21

31st Alabama - - 2 - - 16 - - 5 23

46th Alabama - - - - - 5 - - 2 7

58th North Carolina

- - - - - - - - - -

60th North Carolina

- - - - - - - - - -

54th Virginia - - - - - - - - - -

63rd Virginia - - - - - - - - - -

Total - - - - - - - - - -

Artillery Battalion b

- - - - - - - - - -

a Of these, 9 killed, 38 wounded, and 9 missing on the 24th.

b Not reported. Reynolds' brigade belonged to Buckner's division but seems to have served under Stevenson.