ot yet ascertained, but in killed and wounded it is known to be very small.
In stragglers and 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-General Alex. W. Reynolds, which first gave way, and could not be rallied.
Sketches of the history of the Washington Artillery. By Colonel J. B. Walton, Captain J. A. Chalaron, Colonel B. F. Eschelman, and Colonel W. M. Owen.
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