War of the Rebellion: Serial 055 Page 0675 Chapter XLIII. THE CHATTANOOGA-RINGGOLD CAMPAIGN.

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upon our left center. Mist and fog so dense cannot see anything at all. Captain Corput has been firing at house, but guns are not sufficiently depressed; are making arrangements to depress them more. Have sent off about 50 (?) men down trail toward Craven house to open a brisk fire upon the enemy's flank; are throwing rocks down.

HEADQUARTERS HARDEE'S CORPS, November 23, [1863.]

Major-General STEVENSON:

GENERAL: Lieutenant-General Hardee wishes, as soon as the two brigades have occupied General Gist's lines, that you have his pickets relieved, and the regiment left there ordered to join General Gist's division on the right immediately. Order, also, the battery left behind to join its brigade.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. G. WHITE,

Major, &c.

HEADQUARTERS HARDEE'S CORPS, November 23, 1863-8.45 p. m.

Major-General STEVENSON:

GENERAL: Lieutenant-General Hardee directs that you relieve Garrity's battery at Lookout Point, and order it to report to Brigadier-General Anderson. He wishes you to place two Napoleon guns at that point. He further directs me to say that if the enemy should attempt to come up to the Craven house that you mass the larger portion of your force there.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. G. WHITE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

NOVEMBER 23, 1863.

Brigadier-General JACKSON:

General Hardee has been ordered to the right. I assume command of the troops west of Chattanooga Creek.

C. L. STEVENSON,

Major-General.

LOOKOUT, November 23, [1863.]

General HARDEE:

One half of Sherman's troops passed into the city last night. The remainder encamped on other side of river. We occupy Trenton. No enemy in that vicinity.

C. L. STEVENSON,

Major-General.

Prisoners and citizens report that Ewing's division was at Trenton. The other three divisions of Sherman's corps passed on to Chattanooga.