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.
LOOKOUT VALLEY, November 24, 1863-3.15 a.m.
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.
LOOKOUT VALLEY, November 24, 1863-7.30 a.m.
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.
LOOKOUT VALLEY, November 24, 1863-8 a.m.
I have sent Geary, supported by Whitaker, to cross the creek at Wauhatchie, and work down on the right bank of it.
BALD MOUNTAIN SIGNAL STATION, November 24, 1863-8 a.m.
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.]
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.