War of the Rebellion: Serial 055 Page 0115 Chapter XLIII. THE CHATTANOOGA-RINGGOLD CAMPAIGN.

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DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS, November 25, 1863-10.10 a.m.

Major-General HOOKER:

Leave Carlin's brigade at Summertown road, to rejoin Palmer. Move with the remainder of your force, except two regiments to hold Lookout Mountain, on the Rossville road toward Missionary Ridge, looking well to you right flank.

By order Major-General Thomas:

J. J. REYNOLDS,

Major-General.

ORCHARD KNOB, November 25, 1863-10.30 a.m.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Fort Wood:

The enemy is in force in farther edge of woods below their camp to left of Orchard Knob. Put a few shells in there.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General.

ORCHARD KNOB, November 25, 1863-10.45 a.m.

Battery North Side of River:

Your elevation is too small. Shells fall just in front of our troops. Fire at enemy's camp and top of ridge.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General.

MOCCASIN POINT SIGNAL STATION, November 25, [1863]-10.45 a.m.

[Captain LEONARD:]

CAPTAIN: Fifty degrees east of south, and about 2 miles distant,

heavy column of rebels moving toward Missionary Ridge.

WOOD,

Signal Officer.

ORCHARD KNOB, November 25, 1863-11 a.m.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Fort Wood:

You are firing in the wrong direction. Fire near the tunnel north of Orchard Knob.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General.