The battle of Chickamauga.
Report of General Braxton Bragg.
[We propose to give during the year the official reports of the most prominent Confederate officers engaged in this great battle, and we naturally begin with that of the gallant soldier who commanded our army on that field.]
Warm Springs, Georgia, December 28th, 1863. General S. Cooper, A. G., C. S. A., Richmond, Virginia.
Sir,—Most of the subordinate reports of the operations of our troops at the battle of Chickamauga having been received are herewith forwarded, and for the better understanding of the movements preceding and following that important event, the following narrative is submitted:
On the 20th of August, it was ascertained certainly that the Federal army from Middle Tennessee, under General Rosecrans, had crossed the mountains to Stevenson and Bridgeport.
His force of effective infantry and artillery amounted to fully 70,000, divided into four corps.
About the same time, General Burnside advan