of the enemy, General Beauregard determined to transform his report into a full history of the battle—which was accordingly done—thereby considerably adding to its length and value.
The first portion of the report, containing what was termed the strategy of the campaign, remained unchanged, and, by an oversight, the date was left as originally written.
A letter from General Beauregard to General Cooper showed distinctly, however, when the history of the battle was prepared and sent in to Richmond.
With much surprise I found that the newspaper statements were sustained by the text of your report.
I was surprised, because, if we did differ in opinion as to the measures and purposes of contemplated campaigns, such fact could have no appropriate place in the report of a battle; further, because it seemed to be an attempt to exalt yourself at my expense; and especially because no such plan as that described was submitted to me.
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