War of the Rebellion: Serial 055 Page 0101 Chapter XLIII. THE CHATTANOOGA-RINGGOLD CAMPAIGN.

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of the tunnel on the crest of the ridge, their train being directly above the tunnel. Another portion of them are on the crest of the ridge and side, also near the farthest log fortifications on their right. I think they are moving down the east side of Missionary Ridge.

DE MOTTE,

Lieutenant, and Acting Signal Officer.

SIGNAL STATION OPPOSITE SOUTH CHICKAMAUGA, November 22, 1863-10 a.m.

Captain MERRILL:

Column of infantry-at least one division-moving to our left from rebel center along the base of Missionary Ridge.

QUINTON,

Lieutenant, and Acting Signal Officer.

MOCCASIN POINT SIGNAL STATION, November 22, 1863. [Received 11,55 a.m.]

Captain LEONARD:

Can see artillery and long train of wagons going up the road on Mission Ridge, eight degrees east of south from this station.

WOOD,

Captain, and Acting Signal Officer.

BALD MOUNTAIN SIGNAL STATION, November 22, 1863-4 p.m.

Captain MERRILL,

Chief Signal Officer:

The enemy are stirring; moving toward our right.

QUINTON,

Lieutenant, and Acting Signal Officer.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Caldwell's Ferry, Tennessee, November 22, 1863.

Major-General REYNOLDS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: A few moments after the first guns of artillery were fired at Chattanooga this morning, the enemy's infantry was discovered moving rapidly up the hill a little below and opposite this point. A column of a brigade has passed since first discovered. The column is still moving on. They seem to be moving for action. No wagons are to be seen with it.

I send this by my medical director, Surgeon Payne, who can give particulars.

Very respectfully,

JEF. C. DAVIS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

P. S.-Since writing the above the column is seen going up the river, and a large train is also seen moving up the river some distance above this point.