War of the Rebellion: Serial 055 Page 0109 Chapter XLIII. THE CHATTANOOGA-RINGGOLD CAMPAIGN.

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FORT WOOD [FROM SIGNAL STATION OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE RIVER], November 24-1 p.m.

General THOMAS:

Woods is about to cross.

DANA.

HOOKER'S HEADQUARTERS, November 24, [1863]-1.25 p.m.

Major-General REYNOLDS:

In announcing the fact of our great success this morning I had no time to state its results. The conduct of all the troops has been brilliant, and the success has far exceeded my expectations. Our loss has not been severe, and of prisoners I should judge that we had not less than 2,000. The bulk of my infantry is now assembling on the east side of Lookout Mountain. Of course the routes do not admit of the passage of artillery.

HOOKER,

Major-General.

HDQRS. SECOND BRIG., FIRST DIV., FOURTH ARMY CORPS, White House, Lookout Mountain, Nov.24, [1863]-2 p.m.

Major-General REYNOLDS,

Chief of Staff:

I have established my headquarters in the white house, on Lookout Mountain. The enemy are massing rapidly on my right. Support me. Have taken two guns.

Respectfully,

W. C. WHITAKER,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. SECOND BRIG., FIRST DIV., 4TH ARMY CORPS, White House, on Lookout, November 24, [1863]-2 p.m.

Lieutenant-Colonel FULLERTON,

Chief of Staff:

I am in possession of the white house, on Lookout Mountain, and if I get ammunition I can hold it. The enemy are massing on my right.

Respectfully,

W. C. WHITAKER,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS, Chattanooga, Tennessee, November 24, 1863.

CAPTAIN: Can you let General Whitaker have ammunition? We have no ordnance officer, and General Granger is in the front.

Very respectfully,

J. S. FULLERTON,

Lieutenant-Colonel, and Assistant Adjutant-General.