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ints, however, upon which it is proper you should be correctly informed. First. You state that I was once sent from the Department of the South by General Hunter, for unruly conduct and language. Your information here was worse than imperfect, it was simply untrue. I left the department upon my own application, upon that solely, and for entirely different causes than differences with General Hunter. Second. You assert that I planned and urged the assault on Fort Wagner of the eighteenth of July last. That is much more credit than I deserve. I had too steadfastly advocated, as a principle, that intrenchments defended by the rifle had not been successfully assaulted in this war, to urge or to plan this assault as an exception. Secessionville and its lesson were too close at hand to be forgotten. But this assault was virtually successful. Our men entered the work, held a part of it for hours, took prisoners from the garrison. And before attributing any failure to me, w