General Thomas has just ordered the Moccasin Point battery to open on the Summertown road. Order sent by courier.
J. P. WILLARD,
Captain, and Aide-de-Camp.
HDQRS. SIGNAL CORPS, DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, November 24, 1863.
CAPTAIN: The order from General Thomas to batteries on Moccasin Point, directing them to open on Summertown road, cannot be sent just now, on account of mist and rain. I will send it as soon as possible, unless otherwise directed.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Captain, and Chief Signal Officer.
Please send me a copy of the order.
J. P. [WILLARD].
NOVEMBER 24, 1863-2.35 p.m.
General Thomas directs that the battery on [Moccasin] Point open on the Summertown road immediately.
NOVEMBER 24, 1863. [Received 3.10.]
Naylor's and Aleshire's batteries are firing at enemy in line of battle on our right, beyond rolling mills.
Lieutenant, and Signal Officer.
DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS, November 24, 1863-3.45 p.m.
Hold position until you can replenish ammunition. Brigade getting across Chattanooga Creek to support you.
By command of Major-General Thomas:
J. J. REYNOLDS,