War of the Rebellion: Serial 055 Page 0332 KY., SW., VA., Tennessee, MISS., N. ALA., AND N. GA., Chapter XLIII.

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As soon as the enemy are started our forces will pursue vigorously as far as the crest of the slope of Lookout. At the crest the commands will be halted and lines formed, with the troops closed up. Very respectfully,

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, TWELFTH ARMY CORPS,

Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, November 24, 1863-1 p.m.

Major General D. BUTTERFIELD,

Chief of Staff, Eleventh and Twelfth Army Corps:

GENERAL: We are nearly on the crest of the hill. Everything is successful so far. The enemy holds the crest in considerable force against us.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers W. GEARY,,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, TWELFTH ARMY CORPS,

Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, November 24, 1863-1.15 p.m.

Major General D. BUTTERFIELD,

Chief of Staff, Eleventh and Twelfth Army Corps:

GENERAL: We are immediately under the crest of the hill. We have between 300 and 400 prisoners, and have taken two pieces of artillery. Please send me artillerists to work them.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers W. GEARY,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

LOOKOUT VALLEY,

November 24, 1863-1.30 p.m.

Captain NAYLOR:

Our troops had the crest of Lookout Mountain at 12 o'clock. Your dispatch is dated 1.30. Where do you see their flank?

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH AND TWELFTH CORPS,

Lookout Valley, Tennessee, November 24, 1863-2 p.m.

Brigadier-General GEARY,

Commanding Division:

Make yourself strong in the position you occupy to-night. I am on the Chattanooga road, and do not know that I will be able to communicate with you personally to-night. Our men are busy removing trees and other obstructions.

Very respectfully,

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General, Commanding.