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CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee, Nov.2, 1863-12 midnight. [Received 1.45 p.m., 3rd.]

Maj. Gen. H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

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,

Major-General.

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.

Major-General REYNOLDS:

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,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

HDQRS. THIRD BRIG., SECOND DIV., 14TH ARMY CORPS, Chickamauga Creek, November 2, 1863.

Major-General REYNOLDS,

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,

DANL. McCOOK,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

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