War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0282 KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA.,AND N.GA. Chapter XLII.

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WALDEN'S RIDGE, October 11, 1863-11.50 a.m.

Captain MERRILL:

The train is forced to stop. They have killed a large number of our mules.

BERRY,

Acting Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS, October 11, 1863-1.05 p.m.

Lieutenant BERRY:

Where is the train stopped?

MERRILL,

Captain, &c.

WALDEN'S RIDGE, October 11, 1863-1.30 p.m.

Captain MERRILL:

Train stopped in the road at Big Suck. Firing continues.

BERRY,

Lieutenant and Acting Signal Officer.

CRANE'S HILL, October 11, 1863-5 p.m.

Captain MERRILL:

The rebels are on river a little southeast of Fort Dunlap.

FORAKER.

WALDEN'S RIDGE, October 11, 1863-7 p.m.

Captain MERRILL:

No train has passed the Narrows this afternoon. Picket firing continues.

JONES,

Acting Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS, October 11, 1863-9 p.m.

COLE, FORAKER, and JONES:

Look for camp-smokes early in the morning and report distance, direction, and number of degrees covered. Look for distant smoke in all directions.

MERRILL,

Captain,&c.