War of the Rebellion: Serial 055 Page 0107 Chapter XLIII. THE CHATTANOOGA-RINGGOLD CAMPAIGN.

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for it to take position for an advance on Lookout Nose, to be there at sunrise. That there may be no mistake as to the crossing, I will send a staff officer to ascertain positively.

HOOKER,

Major-General.

LOOKOUT VALLEY, November 24, 1863-3.15 a.m.

Major-General REYNOLDS,

Chief of Staff, Chattanooga:

I now have information that the bridge will not be completed today, and I have made preparations accordingly. I will make my demonstrations as soon after daylight as practicable.

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General, Commanding.

LOOKOUT VALLEY, November 24, 1863-7.30 a.m.

Major-General REYNOLDS:

My troops are all in position, but in consequence of the swollen state of the creek the crossing will be delayed an hour or so.

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General, Commanding.

LOOKOUT VALLEY, November 24, 1863-8 a.m.

Major-General REYNOLDS:

I have sent Geary, supported by Whitaker, to cross the creek at Wauhatchie, and work down on the right bank of it.

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General, Commanding.

BALD MOUNTAIN SIGNAL STATION, November 24, 1863-8 a.m.

Captain MERRILL:

One division of infantry is now moving toward our left on Missionary Ridge.

J. H. CONNELLY,

Lieutenant, and Acting Signal Officer.

OPPOSITE SOUTH CHICKAMAUGA, November 24, 1863-11 a.m. [Received 12 m.]

Captain MERRILL:

Sherman has three divisions across and four guns. Rebels moving heavy force to our left. They have a battery at Tunnel bridge. Bridge laid; steamer ferrying.

QUINTON,

Signal Officer.