War of the Rebellion: Serial 055 Page 0679 Chapter XLIII. THE CHATTANOOGA-RINGGOLD CAMPAIGN.

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CHICKAMAUGA, November 25, 1863-7 p. m.

General S. COOPER:

After several unsuccessful assaults on our lines to-day, the enemy carried the left center about 4 o'clock. The whole left soon gave way in considerable disorder. The right maintained its ground, repelling every attack. I am withdrawing all to this point.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE, Chickamauga, Tennessee, November 25, 1863.

I. Corps commanders will immediately put their commands in motion toward Ringgold, keeping their trains in front. They will move in two columns.

II. Hardee's corps will move by the west or Graysville road. Breckinridge's corps will move by the eastern or

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road.

III. All quartermaster's, commissary, and ordnance stores will be sent to Dalton.

IV. Colonel J. W. Grigsby will divide his cavalry and protect the rear of the two columns.

V. Corps commanders will call in their detachments and guards when they are ready to move.

Cleburne will serve as a rear guard to Hardee, and Gist to Breckinridge.

VI. Three days' rations of hard bread and salt meat will be carried.

By command of General Bragg:

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE, Chickamauga, November 25, 1863.

The troops will march at 2 a. m. to-morrow morning.

By command of General Bragg:

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS BRECKINRIDGE'S CORPS, November 25, 1863-1 a. m.

Major-General STEWART:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you abandon the valley at once, and take position on the ridge, in prolongation of General Bate's line. He directs that you place a battery and two regiments at Rossville to guard that point. Your artillery will take position in rear of your division, passing through the dip in the ridge near Rossville. He directs that you withdraw your pickets a little before daylight, and throw them in prolongation of General Bate's, with a reserve at the foot of the ridge.

Very respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

JAS. WILSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.