War of the Rebellion: Serial 055 Page 0328 KY., SW., VA.,Tennessee, MISS., N. ALA, AND N. GA. Chapter XLIII.

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as to cross Brown's Ferry bridge about 2 p.m. to-day, and thence to Chattanooga direct. Brigadier-General Geary will be instructed to relieve your pickets.

Very respectfully,

DANL. BUTTERFIELD

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH AND TWELFTH CORPS,

Lookout Valley, Tennessee, November 22, 1863-8.45 p.m.

Brigadier-General GEARY,

Commanding Division:

The major-general commanding directs me to say that the operations are suspended again, in consequence of unexpected delays. You will let your troops remain where they now are until further orders.

Very respectfully,

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH AND TWELFTH CORPS,

Lookout Valley, Tennessee, November 22, 1863.

Colonel NICHOLAS,

Commanding Cavalry Detachment:

The major-General commanding directs that you march with your whole force at daylight to-morrow in the direction of Trenton, keeping a sharp lookout on all the approaches from the south and east, reporting without delay any force you may find to Brigadier-General Geary, who will be found at these headquarters. You should move with two days' rations and forage, unless you are likely to gather forage in the valley. Take advantage of your movement to gather all the forage you need. The general suggests that you send your wagons to Kelley's Ferry to-day for what supplies you need,as there are no wagons on the road from Chattanooga there, and to-morrow there will be a great many.

Very respectfully,

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH AND TWELFTH CORPS,

Lookout Valley, Tennessee, November 22, 1863-9 p.m.

Colonel T. P. NICHOLAS,

Commanding Cavalry Detachment:

The major-general commanding directs me to inform you that the movement has been suspended, and that you will not move your command until further orders.

Very respectfully,

H. W. PERKINS,

Lieutenant, Aide-de-Camp, and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General