War of the Rebellion: Serial 055 Page 0114 KY.,SW.VA.,Tennessee,MISS.,N.ALA.,AND N.GA. Chapter XLIII.

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and in readiness to form line on your right in case you should be attacked on the march.

J. J. REYNOLDS,

Major-General, and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH AND TWELFTH CORPS, White House, Lookout Mountain, November 25, 1863.

Major-General REYNOLDS,

Chief of Staff, Chattanooga:

Upon the clearing up of the fog, since dispatch at sunrise, we can see the enemy's camps over on the slope of Missionary Ridge and in the valley near there. Our glasses are not strong enough to detect how thickly they are filled. I failed to inform you yesterday that we captured two pieces of artillery and about two thousand stand of small-arms; the latter are scattered over the whole field of yesterday.

Very respectfully,

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General, Commanding.

SIGNAL STATION OPPOSITE SOUTH CHICKAMAUGA, November 25, 1863-9 a.m.

Captain MERRILL:

One division infantry is now moving toward our left on Missionary Ridge.

CONNELLY,

Signal Officer.

[Indorsement.]

Communication has just been opened with Lookout, and message to General Hooker sent.

MERRILLINOIS

ORCHARD KNOB, November 25, 1863-9 a.m.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Fort Wood:

Do not fire any more from Fort Wood, except an occasional shot into the enemy's rifle-pits on their extreme right, and on top of the ridge, when the enemy show themselves in force.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General.

WHITE HOUSE, LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, November 25, 1863-9.20 a.m.

Major-General REYNOLDS:

Have regiment on Summertown road; one on summit of Lookout. Enemy reported picketing Chattanooga Creek. They appear to be burning camps in valley. I await orders.

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General, Commanding.