War of the Rebellion: Serial 050 Page 0167 Chapter XLII. THE CHICKAMAUGA CAMPAIGN.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, Tenn., September 22, 1863-5 p.m.

Colonel J. T. WILDER,

Comdg. First Brig., Fourth Div., 14th Army Corps:

General Mitchell has been ordered across the river to protect the crossing with his cavalry. Until further orders you will report to him and act under his instructions.

By order of Major-General Rosecrans:

C. GODDARD,

Assistnat Adjutant-General.

SIGNAL STATION 2231, NEAR DEPT. HDQRS.

September 22, 1863-5.05 p.m.

Captain MERRILL:

A rebel battery is seen on brow of Mission Ridge, on road running nearly east from this point in a pass about a mile north of the pass at Moore's house. It is supported by infantry, apparently a continuation of the line, which can be seen in General Crittenden's front at Moore's house.

H. C. JONES,

Captain, and Acting Signal Officer.

5.10 p.m.

A body of cavalry moving by flank are passing the pass to our left.

JONES.

SIGNAL CORPS OVER THE RIVER,

September 22, 1863-5.30 p.m.

Captain MERRILL:

The rebels have stacked arms and are getting supper.

FORAKER,

Lieutenant, and Acting Signal Officer.

LOOKOUT POINT, September 22, 1863-6 p.m.

Captain MERRILL:

The rebel cavalry are massing on both sides of the Rossville pike near Mr. Hopkins' house. I think General Wheeler's headquarters are at the house this side. They have established a picket line up to the foot of the mountain, and will, no doubt, try us to-night, but we have made all preparations to receive them. If you will send and officer to the bridge on our right, near our batteries, we can give them all the directions they want for firing. Had there been one there to-day, we could have been of much service.

[A. S.] COLE.

SEPTEMBER 22, 1863-7 p.m.

Captain MERRILL:

A number of camp fires can be seen on top of mountain directly in front of General Crittenden, in gap near Moore's house. Faint lights can be seen along the mountain-top to right and left.

H. C. JONES,

Captain, and Acting Signal Officer.