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tion disappeared in timber before reaching 124 degrees. Saw what I took to be two large guns in the same work from where heavy gun was fired from a few days since, about 152 degrees from Fort Dunlap.

SAM'L BACHTELL,

Lieutenant and Acting Signal Officer

SIGNAL CORPS, TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,

Chattanooga, October 7, 1863- 12.20 p.m

Captain MERRILL:

CAPTAIN: Can see no change in the enemy's position on Mission Ridge this morning. The battery and tents remain in the same places. Lieutenant Ellis reports this morning that he noticed the enemy bringing down from the hill yesterday evening near dark what appeared to be a gun and a caisson.

Yours, respectfully,

B. R. WOOD, JR.,

Lieutenant and Assistant Signal Officer, in Charge.

From Cameron's Hill (Station Numbers 1.) we can see more tents on the right of the enemy's line than yesterday. No other change.

HOWGATE.

From Crane's Hill (Station Numbers 2.) I can see nothing unusual along the enemy's line. There is no change.

FORAKER.

CRANES' HILL, October 7, 1863-1.05 p.m.

Captain MERRILL:

See nothing unusual.

FORAKER.

FORT DUNLAP, October 7, 1863.

Captain LEONARD,

Acting Signal Officer, Twenty-first Army Corps:

A column of infantry moved along crest of the ridge from our right until they reached unpainted house east of this part, where they halted and remain standing in line. Squads of infantry have been moving just to the right of the house. Just at foot of ridge, below a "headquarters," a column of smoke has been rising; also southeast

of the part. All other points appear as usual.

L. M. DE MOTTE,

Lieutenant and Acting Signal Officer.

CAMERON'S HILL, October 7, 1863-1.30 p.m.

Lieutenant FITCH:

General Rosecrans wishes to know why you did not report battle yesterday, if you saw one.

HOWGATE.