War of the Rebellion: Serial 055 Page 0137 Chapter XLIII. THE CHATTANOOGA-RINGGOLD CAMPAIGN.

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HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS, Chattanooga, November 22, 1863.

Generals SHERIDAN and WOOD:

Your division will at once be provided with two days' cooked rations and placed in the haversacks of the men; also 120 rounds of ammunition per man, 60 to 80 rounds to be carried on the person of each soldier, the balance in wagons; the wagons to be left in the vicinity of Fort Wood in readiness to move wherever ordered. Two batteries to each division and 150 rounds of ammunition to each piece will be taken. The troops will be held in readiness to move at a moment's warning. The rations should be cooked and every preparation made, if possible, before dark this evening. Further detailed instructions in reference to your movement will be given as early as possible.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS, November 23, 1863-10.30 p.m.

Maj. Gen. P. H. SHERIDAN,

Commanding Second Division:

You will move your command to the left, so as to bring it opposite Hazen's right. Place the battery now on Brush Knob at the point I indicated to you. General Baird will close to his left and unite with your right, and he will also place another battery at Brush Knob.

Very respectfully,


Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS, Chattanooga, Tennessee, November 24, 1863-6.40 p.m.

Major-General SHERIDAN,

Second Division, Fourth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The following instructions have just been received:


General GRANGER:

The general commanding department directs that you have everything ready for an offensive movement early to-morrow morning.


Chief of Staff.

You will make every preparation for such movement.

By command of Major-General Granger:


Lieutenant-Colonel, Assistant Adjutant-General.

MISSIONARY RIDGE, November 26, 1863-7.40 p.m.

General GRANGER:

Two rebel deserters report all Bragg's army across Chickamauga River, and forming about 6 miles from here. No stragglers this side of river.