HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, INSPECTOR GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT, Fort Wood, [November] 24, 1863-11 a.m.
GENERAL: The enemy are moving by flank to our left on Missionary Ridge. [Signal from Colonel Barnett's battery, opposite side of river.]
G. M. L. JOHNSON,
Captain, and Acting Assistant Inspector-General.
LOOKOUT VALLEY, November 24, 1863-11 a.m.
I am in condition to cross the creek, but as it will be attended with some considerable loss, I have deemed it advisable to await the arrival of Geary's command down its right bank before doing so. I think that he will be up as early as 12 o'clock.
LOOKOUT VALLEY, November 24, 1863-12.15 p.m.
The valley is now clear. General Geary's division is on the crest of the slope of Lookout Mountain.
BALD MOUNTAIN SIGNAL STATION, November 24, 1863-12.20 p.m.
General Howard's column has formed junction with Sherman.
C. A. DANA.
SIGNAL STATION OPPOSITE SIDE OF RIVER, November 24, -12.30 p.m.
CAMERON HILL SIGNAL STATION, November 24, [1863.] [Received 12.30 p.m.]
Our forces have carried the works near white house, on Lookout.