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[493] were heard in the rear. His guns were not heard by us on the mountain, and consequently the ‘golden opportunity of bagging that portion of the enemy,’ as tritely remarked by ex-Governor Harris of Tennessee (then volunteer aid on General Bragg's staff), was lost to us. For this blunder or failure of General Hindman's he was soon relieved from command.1

1 See the charges and specifications preferred by General Bragg against this officer, copies of which are in my possession.

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