War of the Rebellion: Serial 055 Page 0330 KY., SW., VA.,Tennessee, MISS., N. ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLIII.

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Whitaker's brigade be instructed to take position at Wauhatchie and to co-operate with General Geary, who will cross Lookout Creek near that place. The brigade will march without wagons, inasmuch as after crossing the creek they will march down it. Further instructions will reach you in due time.

Very respectfully,

WM. H. LAWRENCE,

Major, and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH AND TWELFTH CORPS,

Lookout Valley, Tennessee November 24, 1863.

Brigadier-General GEARY:

General Hooker thinks you had better not attempt to come down on the right bank of Lookout with wheels, unless you find the road so good that it will not delay your advance.

Very respectfully,

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH AND TWELFTH CORPS,

Lookout Valley, Tennessee, November 24, 1863-5 a.m.

Brigadier-General GEARY,

Commanding Division:

One of General Cruft's brigades will move down when the battery moves at daylight to Bald Hill. You are to move promptly at daylight.

Very respectfully,

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH AND TWELFTH CORPS,

Lookout Valley, Tennessee, November 24, 1863-5.50 a.m.

Brigadier-General CRUFT,

Commanding Division:

A staff officer will be here in waiting to accompany your brigade that moves to seize the bridges over Lookout Creek. Please let him know when it is ready, and have it move as promptly as possible so as to seize the bridges by daylight. The one is a pole bridge, the other a stringer bridge. Both have been partially destroyed. The general desires that they be promptly seized, and skirmishers put out in front to hold and repair them and prevent the enemy seizing or destroying them.

Very respectfully,

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.