Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge.
Report of General Braxton Bragg.
headquarters Army of Tennessee, Dalton, 30th November, 1863. General S. Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond:
Sir,—On Monday the 23rd, the enemy advanced in heavy force and drove in our picket line in front of Missionary Ridge, but mand prisoners, I fear it is much larger.
The Chief of Artillery reports the loss of forty pieces.
I am, Sir, very respectfully,
Your obedient servant, Braxton Bragg, General Commanding.
Note.—As a matter of justice to General Anderson's Division, charged in the above report as breaking at Missionary Ridge, we append the following extract from an autograph letter of General Bragg to Major E. T. Sykes, of Columbus, Mississippi, dated Mobile, 8th of February, 1873: * * * * I have always believed our disaster at Missionary Ridge was due immediately to the misconduct of a brigade of Buckner's troops from East Tennessee, commanded by Brigadier-Gene