War of the Rebellion: Serial 055 Page 0335 Chapter XLIII. THE CHATTANOOGA-RINGGOLD CAMPAIGN.

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patrol all approaches. Will now send him word to keep his whole force out night and day on the alert until otherwise ordered. I have some companies of the Twenty-fifth Iowa here (near where we were this morning.) I shall hold them here as a reserve to throw to any portion of the line attacked. Brown's Ferry bridge complete. A corporal brought word to send prisoners to Chattanooga. Reynolds' dispatch to you said Kelley's. Which shall be done? The bridge over Lookout, near railroad, is complete for teams.

Very respectfully,

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH AND TWELFTH CORPS,

Lookout Valley, Tennessee, November 24, 1863-8.45 p..m

Colonel T. P. NICHOLAS,

Commanding Cavalry Detachment:

General Hooker directs that you keep your whole force out day and night constantly, and on the alert, until further orders. Fight and dispute the passage of any force, blocking their way. Give us full and timely information. Guard and watch all approaches. Acknowledge receipt of this.

Very respectfully,

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH AND TWELFTH CORPS.

Lookout Valley, Tennessee, November 24, 1863 - 10 p.m.

Brigadier-General OSTERHAUS,

Commanding Division:

General Hooker directs that you have your batteries cross Lookout Creek and report to him at daylight. Have all the ammunition replenished to-night, the animals all well fed early, and everything in readiness for a good day's work to-morrow. The Twenty-fifth Iowa have been ordered across Lookout Creek to join their division, moving at daylight.

Very respectfully,

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH AND TWELFTH CORPS,

Lookout Valley, Tennessee, November 24, 1863-10 p.m.

Major REYNOLDS,

Chief of Artillery:

General Hooker directs that you cross Lookout Creek with your batteries and report to him at daylight. Have all the ammunition replenished, the horses well fed early, and all in readiness for a good day's work.

Very respectfully,

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.