War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0095 Chapter LXIV. THE CHATTANOOGA-RINGGOLD CAMPAIGN.

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List of messages received and sent from Major-General Hooker's headquarters during the battle of Lookout Mountain on the 25th day of November, 1863, by Lieutenant Henry Ayers, acting signal officer.

E.

SIGNAL STATION, WHITE HOUSE, LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN-8 A. M.

General REYNOLDS,

Chattanooga:

Have regiment on Summertown road. One on summit Lookout. Enemy reported picketing Chattanooga Creek. They apprear to be burning camps in valley I await orders.

JOSEPT HOOKER,

Major-General.

F.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTEMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, Tenn., November 25, 1863-10 a. m.

Major-General HOOKER:

Leave Carlin's brigade at Summertown road to join Palmer; move with the remainder of your forces, except two regiments to hold Lookout, on the Rossville road toward Mission Ridge, looking well to your right flank.

By order of Major-General Thomas:

J. J. REYNOLDS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

G.

SIGNAL STATION, WHITE HOUSE, LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN.

Lieutenant BRENT:

What do you see toward Rossville? Give us full reports of troops and camps.

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General.

H.

SIGNAL STATION, WHITE HOUSE,

General REYNOLDS,

Chattanooga:

Column of troops passing along Mission Ridge to our left. Been moving for some little time.

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General.

I.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, November 25, 1863.

Major-General HOOKER:

The general commanding desires that you immediately move forward, in accordance with instructions of last night.

J. J. REYNOLDS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

K.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, November 25, 1863-2,30 p. m.

Major-General HOOKER:

I wish you and General Palmer to move firmly and steadily upon the enemy's works in front of Mission Ridge, using General Sherman as a protection.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, Commanding.