War of the Rebellion: Serial 055 Page 0589 Chapter XLIII. THE CHATTANOOGA-RINGGOLD CAMPAIGN.

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and as near 100 rounds of ammunition as possible, including that in cartridge boxes. The camps and transportation will be left in charge of those unfit for duty. The ambulances will follow their respective divisions as far as the river, but await further orders before crossing.

By order of Major General W. T. Sherman:

R. M. SAWYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Trenton, Ga., November 21, 1863.

Brigadier-General CORSE,

Commanding Second Brigade:

GENERAL: Call in your detachments at once, and move with your entire force at daybreak for this point. I wish you to pass here and make Wauhatchie, if possible, by night, or as near it as you can.

Respectfully,

HUGH EWING,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.

HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Trenton, Ga., November 21, 1863.

Colonel O'MEARA,

Commanding at White Oak Gap:

COLONEL: Several miles below you on the edge of the mountain the enemy are signaling across to Lookout by raising and extinguishing, or covering, a small fire. Send a company, under a sharp officer, to surround and catch them. Let them go light-move rapidly, but cautiously. they will probably have a few men stationed toward you in the dark to give notice of your approach. Let the party, when they draw near the locality, approach them from the opposite direction, and get them dead or alive.

Respectfully,

HUGH EWING,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

Near Chattanooga, November 22, 1863.

OPERATIONS FOR MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23.

The Fifteenth Army Corps, re-enforced by one division of the Army of the Cumberland, is to cross the Tennessee at the mouth of East Chickamauga Creek, advance and take possession of the end of Missionary Ridge, viz, from the railroad tunnel to Chickamauga, hold, and fortify. The Army of the Cumberland and General Hooker's command are to assist by direct attacks to their front.

Details: One brigade, Second Division, to march to West Chickamauga Creek to man the boats (120), to have everything ready, and at midnight to-night, November 22 to 23, to push out and drift down the Tennessee, until one-half mile above East Chickamauga, where two regiments land and secure the enemy's picket