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11.15 a.m.

A heavy column of infantry coming down the ridge due east and moving toward Rossville.

LEONARD,

11.45 a.m.

An unbroken column of infantry is yet moving in the direction of Rossville.

LEONARD.

12.15 p.m.

The enemy's line is moving by left flank around on our right.

BERRY.

Respectfully,

H. C. JONES,

Captain, Acting Signal Officer.

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN,

September 23, 1863-4 p.m.

Captain MERRILL:

The regiment at hotel has just been attacked. See two regiments (infantry) on Rossville road, 1 mile from foot of mountain.

HOWGATE,

Lieutenant and Acting Signal Officer.

LOOKOUT September 23, 1863-5 p.m.

Captain MERRILL.

Regiment at hotel attacked; two regiments of infantry advancing on Rossville road, 1 miles from here.

H. W. HOWGATE.

Lieutenant and Acting Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, Tenn., September 23. 1863

Captain J. MERRILL:

The general commanding wishes rockets by which signals can be made along our whole line. He desires to see you upon this subject at once.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. P. DROUILLARD,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.

SEPTEMBER 23, 1863-6.30 p.m.

Captain J. BATES DICKSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Nashville:

No fighting to-day. Can't tell what rebels intend to do; general and staff all well. Send this to Mrs. Goddard.

C. GODDARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, September 23, 1863-9.50 p.m.

The general commanding directs you to cause fires to be built in front of your picket lines and at intermediate points in front