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returned were well satisfied, and could give them all the information desired.

Some prisoners have been taken by General Brannan who were present in the attack.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, September 25, 1863-8.25 p.m.

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS:

The general commanding suggests that if would be well for you to keep your batteries at the fort manned during the night, and such precautions taken as will secure us against a night attack. After a few nights this extra vigilance may be unnecessary.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

FORT OCCUPIED BY GENERAL WOOD'S DIVISION, September 25, 1863. [Received 11 a.m.]

Colonel G. E. FLYNT:

A large body of cavalry coming down off the ridge and passing through the field nearly east of this. They are moving in direction of our right. I think there is at least a brigade and that they have a battery with them.

DE MOTTE,

Signal Officer.

SIGNAL STATION, FIRST DIVISION, FOURTEENTH CORPS, September 25, 1863-12.15 p.m.

General THOMAS:

Rebel cavalry, apparently a regiment, is moving in front of General Van Cleve's right in open fields at foot of Missionary Ridge, passing toward General Thomas' corps; are at a halt.

E. F. C. KLOKKE,

Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS, September 25, 1863-12.15 a.m.

GENERAL: The following are the instructions from the major-general commanding the army for the posting of the Twentieth Corps:

The enemy having possession of the point of Lookout Mountain, the advanced lines of intrenchments or barricades will only be now in the advance line will be retired to the present main line of intrenchments, and there act as a grand guard.

The main body will be withdrawn to the interior line of intrench-

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