HDQRS. NINETIETH REGT. OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY, October 2, 1863-12 m.
Commanding First Brigade:
GENERAL: I have the honor to report that this morning, while in the fort on the hill, for the purpose of amusing myself observing the enemy, I counted sixteen regiments of infantry and three batteries move from our extreme left along the ridge of mountains in front and come down the mountain into the valley behind the hill, immediately in Colonel Grose's front. There was considerable straggling among the troops, and they were accompanied by a wagon train which may yet be seen on the ridges.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
C. H. RIPPEY,
CHATTANOOGA, October 2, 1863.
We have had no report of arrival of troops by railroad from Nashville. Report how many have arrived and report each arrival hereafter.
J. A. GARFIELD,
Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.
BRIDGEPORT, October 2, 1863.
Assistant Adjutant-General, Chattanooga:
Following portions of General Hooker's command arrived:
First Division, Major-General Schurz.
First Brigade, ColonelF. Hecker commanding: Forty-fifth New York Volunteers, Major Koch commanding; Eighty-second Illinois Volunteers, Lieutenant-Colonel Salomon commanding; Sixty-first Ohio, Lieutenant-Colonel Bown commanding; Eighty-second Ohio, Lieutenant-Colonel Thompson commanding; One hundred and forty-third New York, Colonel H. Boughton commanding.
Second Brigade, ColonelW. H. Jacobs commanding: Fifty-eighth New York Volunteers, Captain Esembaux commanding; Seventy-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers, Major Ledig commanding; Sixty-eighth New York Volunteers, Major Steinhausen commanding; One hundred and nineteenth New York Volunteers, Colonel Lockman commanding; Twenty-sixth Wisconsin Volunteers, Captain Winkler commanding; One hundred and forty-first New York Volunteers, Colonel Logie commanding.
Second Division, Eleventh Army Corps, General Steinwehr commanding.
First Brigade, Second Division, Eleventh Army Corps, Colonel A. Buschbeck commanding: Twenty-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers, Major McAloon commanding; Seventy-third Pennsylvania Volunteers, Colonel Moore commanding; One hundred and thirty-fourth New York Volunteers, Lieutenant-Colonel Jackson commanding; One hundred and fifty-fourth New York Volunteers, Major Warner commanding; Thirty-third New Jersey Volunteers, Colonel Mindil commanding.