War of the Rebellion: Serial 055 Page 0102 KY.,SW.VA.,Tennessee, MISS., N.ALA., AND N.GA. Chapter XLIII.

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NOVEMBER 22, 1863-1.50 p.m.

Major-General THOMAS:

All the enemy's camps upon his right look like they are deserted. The troops are evidently out of them for some purpose or other.

JEF. C. DAVIS,

Brigadier-General.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

No. 313. Chattanooga, Tennessee, Nov.22, 1863.

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II. In accordance with Special Field Orders, No. 272 [current series], from these headquarters, Brig. Gen. Jeff. C. Davis, commanding Second Division, Fourteenth Army Corps, is hereby detailed as general officer of the day for to-morrow, November 23, 1863. He will report at these headquarters at 8 a.m. to-morrow for instructions.

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By command of Major-General Thomas:

WILLIAM McMICHAEL,

Major, and Assistant Adjutant-General.

DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS, November 23, 1863.

Lieutenant QUINTON:

General Thomas wants to know whether in your dispatch of yesterday the rebels were moving toward our right or toward Rossville. You must be more particular.

JESSE MERRILL,

Captain, and Acting Signal Officer.

STATION OPPOSITE SOUTH CHICKAMAUGA, November 23, 1863 [Received 10 a.m.]

Captain MERRILL:

They were moving toward Rossville; came out of their camps by company, formed on their color line, and moved off by regiments. I counted ten regiments.

QUINTON,

Lieutenant, Acting Signal Officer.

NOVEMBER 23, 1863.

General REYNOLDS,

Chief of Staff:

I send you the following rebel message. It is not quite complete:

11 p.m.

HARDEE:

Enemy all north of east. Troops were massed from left to center. Those on the right moved to center. South from Raccoon, on mountain, were in line in full sight, east. If they intend to attack, I think it will be on our left. Bridges gone.

C. L. STEVENSON.

Respectfully submitted.

JESSE MERRILL,

Captain, and Chief Signal Officer.