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HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

November 23, 1863.

Captain BRADLEY,

Fort Wood:

Open the big guns at the foot of Mission Ridge, about a quarter of a mile to the left of this knob. Shell the enemy in front of General Howard beyond the enemy's rifle-pits.

G. GRANGER,

[31.] Major-General, Commanding.

AFTER TAKING RIDGE, November 25, 1863.

General GRANGER:

Have ordered battery; will soon be there.

G. H. THOMAS,

[31.] Major-General.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE MISS., Numbers 18.

Chattanooga, Tenn., November 28, 1863.

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3. The commanding officer of the Fifth Ohio Cavalry will move with his command at daybreak to-morrow, the 29the instant, and report to Major General W. T. Sherman, commanding Department and Army of the Tennessee, at Cleveland, Tenn.

By order of Major General U. S. Grant:

GEO. K. LEET,

[31.] Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

Chattanooga, Tenn., November 28, 1863-12.05 p. m.

Major-General SHERIDAN,

Second Division, Fourth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you march your division at once on the road to Harrison. You will take the advance and General Wood's division will immediately folow you.

Very respectfully, your obedient servnat,

J. S. FULLERTON,

[31.] Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH CORPS,

November 28, 1863.

Brigadier-General RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: We have utterly destroyed the railroad in the vicinity of Red Clay for two miles. I cordially indorse General Sherman's opinion, to be modified, of course, if our cavalry has done effective service near Cleveland. My corps is now concentrated at this point (Parker's Gap).

Very respectfully,

O. O. HOWARD,

[31.] Major-General, Commanding.

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