HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH AND TWELFTH CORPS, White House, Lookout Mountain, November 25, 1863.
Chief of Staff, Chattanooga:
I have the honor to report that we have possession of the peak of Lookout Mountain. Present indications point to the enemy's having abandoned our front; prisoners think they have abandoned the valley entirely. Have ordered a reconnaissance to get some information, and will know more presently.
NOVEMBER 25, -7 a.m.
The general commanding desires that you immediately move forward, in accordance with instructions of last evening.
J. J. REYNOLDS,
Major-General, and Chief of Staff.
CAPTAIN: We have no communication with General Hooker. The two officers were ordered to join General Hooker on the mountain, and are on their way there now. Will have communication very soon, I think. I will send message as soon as open.
WHITE HOUSE, LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, November 25, 1863-8.15 a.m.
Column of troops passing along Mission Ridge to our left; been
moving for some little time.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, November 25, 1863-8.45 a.m. [Received 9.45 a.m.]
The general commanding department directs that you move your force toward General Sherman's, looking well to your right flank
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