papers publish the following card from Gen.
T. C. explanatory of his recent removal from the Army of Tennessee:
On the 29th of September last., being then at Newman, Ga.
, disabled by an injury received in the battle of Chickamauga
, I was suspended from command by Gen.
Br The charge against me was disobedience to orders on September 11th, nineteen days before, in McLemore's Cove. at once requested a court of inquiry, and subsequently made a report of the McLemore's Cove
expedition, showing that the charge of disobedience was not sustained by the facts.
The decision of the President
upon the report is stated in the following letter of Gen.
and as he mentions a letter of Gen.
it is also appended.
The press having been, to some extent, the medium through which my has been misrepresented, I hope this and the letters above referred to will be for the information of the public.
Adj't and Inspect office.
Enclosed please find copy of-a-letter from Gen. Bragg
, requesting your restitution to duty, with which it gives the President
much pleasure to comply.
Your letter of October 2, asking for a court of inquiry was referred to the President
, and has been returned with the following endorsement, viz:
"The investigation which I had opportunity to make, personally, into the facts or the case, convinced me that, had the explanations which have since been furnished preceded the order of Gen Bragg
from command, the order would not, probably; have been issued, and in view of the letter of Gen. Bragg
, of November 15. it is not deemed necessary to the honor of Gen. Hindman
, or to the interest of the public service, that the inquiry asked for should be instituted."
I enclose you a special order directing you to report for duty to Gen. Bragg
Headq'rs Department Tennessee,
Mission Bridge, Nov. 15, 1863.
After your action in the case of Lt. Gen. Polk
, which to me has been entirely satisfactory, I feel it a duty, as it is a pleasure, to request similar action on your part toward Major- General Hindman
This officer, as will appear from the official reports, was conspicuously distinguished at Chickamauga
for gallantry and good conduct.
And nothing but the necessity for uniform discipline prevented my overlooking the previous affair for which he was suspended.
From what I have heard unofficially, the General
may prefer not to serve under my command, but it is only just for me to add, that be possesses my fullest confidence as a most gallant soldier and excellent disciplinarian.