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CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee, November 23, 1863.

Colonel E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Washington:

Dispatch directing that General Mitchell be ordered to Washington received, and will be complied with at once.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

HOOKER'S HEADQUARTERS, November 23, 1863-10.55.

General REYNOLDS:

Head of First Division, Fifteenth Army Corps, just arrived.

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General.

HOOKER'S HEADQUARTERS, November 23, 1863.

Major-General REYNOLDS,

Chief of Staff:

One brigade of Cruft's division had arrived and gone into camp. The other is about 3 miles behind.

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General.

HOOKER'S HEADQUARTERS, November 23, 1863.

Major-General REYNOLDS,

Chief of Staff:

Will the attack be made in the morning?

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, November 23, 1863-7.30 p.m.

Major-General HOOKER,

Lookout Valley:

The intention is, yes. General commanding department desires that you remain with the troops in Lookout Valley.

J. J. REYNOLDS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH ARMY CORPS, November 23, 1863-7 p.m.

Major-General HOWARD,

Commanding Corps:

General Schurz reported that Colonel Hecker's skirmishers waded the creek, after taking the enemy's rifle-pits on this side, and are