HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, ELEVENTH ARMY CORPS, Lookout Valley, Tennessee, November 4, 1863.
Lieutenant Colonel T. A. MEYSENBURG,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Eleventh Corps:
COLONEL: Colonel Buschbeck reports that columns of the enemy were seen marching this afternoon along the base of Lookout Mountain in the valley beyond.
Brig. Gen., Comdg. Second Division, Eleventh Corps.
HEADQUARTERS FIRST BRIGADE, November 4, 1863-6 p.m.
Maj. Gen. C. SCHURZ:
GENERAL: The two regiments on the hill on my left and rear, held by Colonel McGroarty, have gone away, so General Howard told me, and it leaves that hill and the passes open. Colonel Boughton reports two rebel regiments drawn up in line of battle on the other side of the creek opposite the hill. Please send me troops to take that position at once if you can.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, November 4, 1863.
Comdg. Eleventh and Twelfth Corps, Lookout Valley:
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your several communications of the 3rd instant. The major-general commanding approves the suggestion of placing a brigade at Trenton, and will adopt it as soon as the troops can be spared for that purpose. He directs you to set fatigue parties at work as soon as possible and put the roads from Kelley's to Brown's Ferry in repair. A company of Illinois cavalry, 60 or 70 strong, now at Stevenson, has been ordered to report to you for escort and courier duty at your headquarters.
I am, sir, very respectfully,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FOURTH ARMY CORPS, Chattanooga, November 4, 1863.
Maj. J. S. FULLERTON,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Fourth Army Corps:
MAJOR: The following information is sent to the general commanding. It was obtained from 8 rebel deserters who came over last night: All of the Vicksburg paroled prisoners have arrived. Cheatham with a portion of his corps has gone to Loudon bridge. The enemy are very weak on their right. These deserters represent