War of the Rebellion: Serial 055 Page 0591 Chapter XLIII. THE CHATTANOOGA-RINGGOLD CAMPAIGN.

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therefore, be carried out tomorrow morning, with this exception, that, in case of the non-arrival of the First Division in time, the Second Division, in addition to the part already assigned, will execute the part laid down for the First Division after crossing.

By order of Major General W. T. Sherman:

R. M. SAWYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH CORPS,

Sibley's Ford, opposite boyce's Station,

November 26, 1863-7.40 a. m.

General SHERMAN:

Head of column arrived at 7 a. m., closing up on General Davis' division. The cavalry has moved on, finding the camp of rebel cavalry evacuated; said to have moved off at midnight. We now advance in a single column on the road to Chickamauga Station.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH CORPS,

November 26, 1863-12 m.

Major-General SHERMAN,

Commanding Army of the Tennessee:

GENERAL: General Davis has possession of Chickamauga Station. Rebels burned up stores as we approached. A few stragglers have been picked up. slight skirmishing by Morgan's brigade. A ridge (Oak Ridge) seems to be fortified. The enemy make a little show. No artillery opened as yet. General Davis will develop what is on the hill as soon as his men get some refreshment. Try to have signals established with ours from the ridge. A foot-bridge across Chickamauga on railroad will be completed in half an hour. Please communicate that way. There is little skirmishing beyond town

now.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE TENNESSEE,

Near Graysville, November 26, 1863.

Major-General HOWARD,

Commanding Corps:

GENERAL: The column will move at 6 o'clock tomorrow morning, in the same order as to-day.

By order of Major General W. T. Sherman:

R. M. SAWYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

BROWN'S FERRY,

November 26, 1863-2.45 p. m.

General W. T. SHERMAN,

Commanding Army of the Tennessee:

GENERAL: The artillery of the Eleventh Corps is now crossing the bridge. The troops of that corps are lying on the hill by the