Hooker is apparently not a team player with Grant any more than he was with Rosecrans.
Honorable E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
BRIDGEPORT, October 27, 1863-6.30 a.m.
Troops are now just moving out for Shellmound and Raccoon Mountain. No evidence to show that the rebels will oppose the undertaking. Hooker came here from Stevenson last night. He is in an unfortunate state of mind for one who has to co-operate, fault finding, criticizing, dissatisfied. No doubt the chaos of Rosecrans’ administration is as bad as he describes, but he is quite as truculent toward the plan he is now to execute as toward the importance and confusion of the old regime.
[C. A. DANA.]