War of the Rebellion: Serial 055 Page 0331 Chapter XLIII. THE CHATTANOOGA-RINGGOLD CAMPAIGN

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HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH AND TWELFTH CORPS,

Lookout Valley Tennessee, November 24, 1863-8 a.m.

Officer Commanding Batteries at Moccasin Point.:

General Hooker desires that you will keep a sharp lookout on the easterly slope of the nose of Lookout Mountain. If any of the enemy's troops move up there shell them.

Very respectfully,

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH AND TWELFTH CORPS,

Lookout Valley, Tennessee, November 24, 1863.

Major-General BUTTERFIELD,

Chief of Staff.

Not a man has been removed from the picket line of our camp to-day. It is the same line we have had since General Howard left, and I desire it to be held by those men. Have you any reports of the cavalry sent out in the direction of Trenton? On the receipt of this they must be instructed to keep well out and on the aleret night and day. You will also direct an officer and a company of men from the regiment holding the right of General Geary's picket linen to proceed at once and destroy the bridge effectually by which General Geary crossed Lookout Creek in the vicinity of Wauhatchie this morning. I want the name of the officer intrusted with this duty, for him to report by letter when he has executed it.

Very respectfully,

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH AND TWELFTH CORPS,

Lookout Valley, Tennessee, November 24, 1863.

Brigadier-General CRUFT:

Major-General Hooker directs that as soon as the enemy are started our forces pursue to the crest of Lookout Slope only, where the lines will be formed. Pursue no farther than the crest without further orders. The bridges are to be made perfect after the troops have passed.

Very respectfully,

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH AND TWELFTH CORPS,

Lookout Valley, Tennessee, November 24, 1863.

Brigadier-General OSTERHAUS,

Commanding Division:

General Hooker directs that as soon as your troops cross the bridges must be made firm and strong, and passable for artillery.