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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, November 27, 1863-8 p.m.

Maj. General L. H. ROUSSEAU,

Nashville:

Colonel Long had an engagement to-day with Wheeler at Cleveland, which would seem to render the report to you improbable.

Order the Fifty-first Indiana to march at once to Chattanooga.

By command of General Thomas:

J. J. REYNOLDS,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. CHIEF OF ARTILLERY,

DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

No. 24. Chattanooga, Tennessee, November 27, 1863.

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II. The following batteries of the Artillery Reserve will constitute the artillery portion of the garrison of Chattanooga:* Battery M, First Regiment Ohio Volunteer Artillery; Twentieth Ohio Battery; Fourth Indiana Battery; Eighth Indiana Battery; Third Wisconsin Battery; Battery C, First Wisconsin Volunteer Heavy Artillery.

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By command of General Brannan:

LOUIS J. LAMBERT,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CUMBERLAND GAP, November 27, 1863-11.30 a.m. (Received 7.20 p.m.)

Maj. General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

In accordance with General Burnside's suggestion, I have ordered cavalry down to harass enemy's left and rear, and sent a brigade of infantry to Tazewell. The rivers are fordable again. No further news from Knoxville. No trains have arrived here with subsistence. Troops and animals cannot be subsisted here from the rear in winter. News of Jones' movements are conflicting.

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General.

(Same to Grant.)

CUMBERLAND GAP, November 27, 1863.

Major-General GRANT:

Prisoners captured on Wednesday and from Wheeler's cavalry report that Wheeler was moving toward Kingston. I congratulate you on your victory.

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General.

WASHINGTON, November 27, 1863-3.40 p.m.

Major-General FOSTER,

Department of the Ohio:

General Grant will to-day cut the line of communication between Bragg and Longstreet, and a column will immediately move up the

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*The Eleventh Indiana Battery added December 9.

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