CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee, Nov.2, 1863-12 midnight. [Received 1.45 p.m., 3rd.]
Maj. Gen. H. W. HALLECK,
I have nothing to report to-day, except that the enemy fired a few shots into our intrenchments, doing no harm. The railroad and steam-boats are beginning to work properly, and I hope to have sufficient rations in a few days. We shall need more motive power to enable us to get forage and quartermaster's and ordnance stores sufficient for the wants of this army.
G. H. THOMAS,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, November 2, 1863-3 p.m.
Colonel ROGERS, Bridgeport:
Has a brigade of the Fourth Corps from Shellmound arrived at Bridgeport? If not, send a force to destroy the road at Moore's Gap, near Moore's Spring; also the road near Island Creek-both roads will be easily made impassable. Citizens can give you information.
By command of Major-General Thomas:
J. J. REYNOLDS,
Major-General, Chief of Staff.
BRIDGEPORT, November 2, 1863.
Dispatch just received. Colonel Nicholas with about 300 cavalry arrived here on the 30th. I gave him telegram just received from General Thomas, ordering him to first make a reconnaissance toward Trenton, and then report to General Hooker. He left that day; have not seen or heard from him since. Another battery has just arrived, Battery I, Eleventh Army Corps.
JAS. C. ROGERS,
HDQRS. THIRD BRIG., SECOND DIV., 14TH ARMY CORPS, Chickamauga Creek, November 2, 1863.
Chief of Staff:
SIR: I have the honor to make the following report in regard to the condition of affairs at this point: Railroad trains were heard coming in or going out every hour through the day and night yesterday; further than this everything was quiet during the day and night; nothing unusual was discovered.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Colonel, Commanding Brigade.
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