War of the Rebellion: Serial 055 Page 0336 KY., SW,VA., Tennessee, MISS., N. ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLIII.

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HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, TWELFTH ARMY CORPS,

Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, November 25, 1863-Daylight.

Major-General HOOKER:

I have the honor to inform you that our flag waves over the peak of Lookout Mountain.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers W. GEARY,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH AND TWELFTH CORPS,

White House, Lookout Mountain, November, 25, 1863-9.30 a.m.

Brigadier-General GEARY,

Commanding Division:

The commands will advance on the Rossville road toward Mission Ridge. General Osterhaus will take the advance, guarding well his right flank. General Cruft will follow General Osterhaus. General

Whitaker will detach another regiment, leaving two regiments to hold Lookout. General Geary will follow with his command the rear of the whole. General Carlin's brigade remains at Summertown road, and will rejoin General Palmer.

By command of Major-General Hooker:

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH AND TWELFTH CORPS,

In the Field, November 25, 1863-12.45 p.m.

Major-General HOOKER:

More evidences of hastily abandoned camps, tents, bayonets, hospitals and wounded; think there are two regiments and two guns covering train of wagons that left here this a.m. Push Osterhaus on the bridge.

Very respectfully,

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH AND TWELFTH CORPS,

Missionary Ridge, Ga., November 26, 1863.

Brigadier-General GEARY,

Commanding Division:

The following will be the order of march to-day: First, Cruft's division, followed by Geary, with one battery under Reynolds, Geary followed by Osterhaus. The route will be to Graysville, via Rossville, and the march will be made with all possible dispatch, with the column well closed up. The leading division will throw skirmishers well to the front and on the flanks.

By command of Major-General Hooker:

SAMUEL W. TAYLOR,

Lieutenant, and Aide-de-Camp.