War of the Rebellion: Serial 055 Page 0121 Chapter XLIII. THE CHATTANOOGA-RINGGOLD CAMPAIGN.

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About one-half of my original command [Osterhaus' and one-third of Geary's] have been engaged. My loss has been quite heavy, I shall not persist in the attack unless it is to my advantage.

Very respectfully,

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General.

RINGGOLD, GA., November 27, 1863-3 p.m.

Major-General REYNOLDS, Chattanooga:

GENERAL: By direction of General Grant, I have sent a brigade in the direction of Tunnel Hill. This force is sent not so much to fight as for making captures of trains reported stalled and to convey the impression of pursuit of the enemy.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH AND TWELFTH CORPS, Ringgold, Ga., November 27, 1863-4 p.m.

Major-General REYNOLDS,

Chief of Staff, Chattanooga:

The summary of operations to-day thus far is: Our march here, driving the enemy from his camp on Chickamauga and here, and finally driving him from his position in the gap, heretofore reported. Our captures will be probably 150 or 200 prisoners; the number cannot be accurately given, as they were sent to the rear in different parties from different commands; a store-house at the depot, with a large quantity of forage; four or five caissons, partially filled with ammunition. General Palmer captured another piece of artillery at Graysville, making four in all since we left Rossville, coming this way. Nothing yet from the brigade sent toward Tunnel Hill.

Very respectfully,

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General, Commanding.

RINGGOLD, GA., November 27, 1863.

Major-General REYNOLDS, Chattanooga:

I have not been able heretofore to send a memorandum of the operations of the 25th on Missionary Ridge.

As soon as the bridge over Chattanooga Creek could be completed we advanced along the ridge in three columns, capturing one piece