War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0313 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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CRANE'S HILL, October 12, 1863-11.20 a.m.

Captain MERRILL:

I have heard no firing since Fitch started for your headquarters.

FORAKER,

Acting Signal Officer.

CRANE'S HILL, October 12, 1863-12.45 p.m.

Captain MERRILL:

I hear artillery firing, which seems to be west of Raccoon Mountain and south of the Tennessee River. Ask Berry about it.

FORAKER,

Lieutenant and Acting Signal Officers.

HEADQUARTERS, October 12, 1863-4 p.m.

Lieutenant KLOKKE:

Close your station to-morrow morning and report to Captain Seiter here with your party.

MERRILL,

Captain.

HEADQUARTERS, October 12, 1863.-4 p.m.

Lieutenant REBER:

Take up your line to-morrow morning and report here.

MERRILL,

Captain and Signal Officer.

STATION No. 3.

Walden's Ridge, October 12, 1863.-2 p.m.

Captain MERRILL:

The artillery firing you ask about is one piece shelling the woods on the opposite side of the river.

BERRY.

FORT OCCUPIED BY GENERAL WOOD'S TROOPS,

October 12, 1863-4.40 p.m.

Captain MERRILL:

At a point 20 degrees east of south two regiment were formed on parade grounds in front of camp, and marched along the base of ridge, by right flank, toward the south. Their flags were white border, blue ground, and full moon in center. Men are working on fortifications at a point 80 degrees east of north.

HOPKINS.