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Chickamauga's missing reports
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Thank you for catching and correcting that 10th Confederate Cav. error, Allen; you were absolutely right. I had 12 sick folks sign in in four minutes while I was trying to post that message and didn't proof it before sending.

As to the missing reports from Chickamauga, I will try to list all the missing Georgia units on this sight, for any help the readers can offer. An out of print book from T.H. Payne Publishers, here in Chattanooga, lists over 78 bone fide lost/destroyed/missing reports from Chick. One of the most interesting to me is that of Morton Hunter, whose reproduced report has actually made it into the 82nd Ind. files at the CCNMP library (also now on the internet), and part of which is quotted in one of the automatic, talking history stations on the battlefield, the one on Snodgrass Hill. Yet somehow, it was "lost" (suppressed)when the Official Records were published; wonder why?
Again, pardon the self quote:

"Then there was the loss of reports, like that from 82nd Indiana Colonel Morton Hunter, who had questioned whether his division commander was ever even on Snodgrass Hill during the battle; Hunterís direct superior received and submitted Hunterís report to their chagrined division commander, but it somehow got lost and went no higher.

'I never saw my division commander [Brannan]from the morning... until after night, when we moved off the hill. I donít know where he kept himself, but... he should have been in rear of my brigade, for it was the place of danger - Yankee Col. Morton Hunter, 82 Ind.. Connellís brigade, Brannanís div. Hunter, 82 Ind. file, CCNMP

'I send herewith the reports of Col. Hunter, 82nd Indiana, & Lt.-Col. Lister, 31st Ohio. No report has been received from Lt.-Col. Ward, 17th Ohio, on account of his... dangerous wound' - Yankee Col. John Connell, commanding brigade, Brannanís div. OR, XIII, 412 "

After the battle, Brannan was removed from divisional command and made an Army of the Cumberland staff officer, so maybe Rosecrans, and not Brannan, is responsible for the "loss" of that unflattering report. Connell obviously received it, and appears to have forwarded it with Lister's, which did make it into the O.R.s. Joe

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