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HEADQUARTERS SIGNAL CORPS,

Chattanooga, October 8, 1863.

General GARFIELD:

The following message just received from Lieutenant Berry, acting signal officer on Walden's Ridge:

Captain MERRILL:

The rebels and our men are having a brisk skirmish across this point.

BERRY.

H. CASE,

Captain.

HEADQUARTERS,

October 8, 1863-2.20 p.m.

Lieutenant BERRY:

Which side of the river are the rebels? Are they still fighting?

How many are engaged?

CASE,

Captain and Acting Signal Officer.

WALDEN'S RIDGE,

October 8, 1863-2.55 p.m.

Captain CASE:

Rebels on south side; still fighting in woods; can't see them; think it's a small force.

BERRY,

Lieutenant and Acting Signal Officer.

CAMERON'S HILL,

October 8, 1863-4 p.m.

Captain MERRILL:

About four regiments of infantry on ridge, east-southeast from her. Not moving.

HOWGATE,

Acting Signal Officer.

CRANE'S HILL,

October 8, 1863-4.10 p.m.

Captain MERRILL:

The rebels are firing from a battery on Mission Ridge, where Barris' signal station is.

FORAKER,

CAMERON'S HILL,

October 8, 1863-6.30 p.m

Captain MERRILL:

There are eight guns where I reported six this morning. A small earth-work has been thrown up during the day, 50 degrees south of east.

HOWGATE,

Acting Signal Officer