War of the Rebellion: Serial 056 Page 0253 Chapter XLIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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He also wishes you to send scouts forward to-night during the moon-light, to reconnoiter as far ahead as possible, to ascertain if possible the whereabouts of the enemy's wagon train. General Thomas' column is moving in the direction of Graysville, coming from Mission Mills, and will make a junction with us there.

By order of Major General W. T. Sherman:

R. M. SAWYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, Tennessee, November 26, 1863.

Major-General GRANGER:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding the department directs that you give orders to your corps to have our dead collected so that they may either be brought to this place for burial or buried upon the field. You will also cause to be counted and reported to these headquarters the number of dead rebels the parties collecting our dead may find.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

(Copy to Generals Hooker, Howard, and Palmer.)

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, November 26, 1863.

Major-General GRANGER:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you collect and preserve all flags taken from the enemy, and to ascertain and report as accurately as may be the circumstances attending their capture.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Brigadier-General and Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Copy to Generals Hooker, Howard, and Palmer.)

CHATTANOOGA, November 26, 1863.

Brig. General W. L. ELLIOTT,

Commanding Cavalry:

Send all the cavalry in the department, except sufficient to guard the line of Tennessee, into East Tennessee to annoy the enemy as much as possible.

The enemy is retreating, and we wish to press him as much as possible.

Acknowledge receipt.

By command of Major-General Thomas:

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.