War of the Rebellion: Serial 056 Page 0074 KY.,SW.VA.,Tennessee,MISS.,N.ALA.,AND N.GA. Chapter XLIII.

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CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee, November 7, 1863-1.30 p.m. [Received 11.50 p.m.]

Maj. Gen. H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

Enemy have attacked the most eastern of Burnside's stations, capturing a battery and about half the garrison of two regiments. In addition to the force before threatening Burnside from the west, there is but little doubt but Longstreet is moving to joint them.

I have ordered Thomas to attack the enemy at the north end of Missionary Ridge, and when that is carried to threaten or attack the enemy's line of communication between Cleveland and Dalton. This movement will be made by Monday morning.

I expect Sherman will reach Huntsville to-day. I have repeated orders for him to hurry forward with the Fifteenth Corps.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

CHATTANOOGA, November 7, 1863.

Colonel T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

General Sherman will reach Fayetteville to-morrow without anything to eat. Tell Stockdale to see the shipping commissary and direct him to secure transportation and send 100,000 rations to-morrow morning. Answer as soon as Stockdale ascertains if this can be done. Rations to go by rail to Fayetteville.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

NASHVILLE, November 7, 1863.

Captain S. PERKINS,

Assistant Quartermaster, Nashville:

Major-General Grant directs that you forward by steam-boats up the Cumberland River to Big South Fork 300,000 rations of salt meat and 1,000,000 of all other rations. Captain Little, depot commissary, has been directed to furnish the rations. You will please use all possible diligence in the execution of this order, and report to these headquarters when the boats are ready to proceed.

T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHATTANOOGA, November 7, 1863.

Colonel T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Your dispatch received. You might see the naval commander at Nashville, and see if he will make a trip up to the mouth of Big South Fork of the Cumberland.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.