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Page 51 Chapter XLIII. REOPENING OF THE TENNESSEE RIVER.

BROWN'S FERRY, October 27, 1863. (Received 10.30 a.m.)

General J. B. TURCHIN:

When your flanks are well protected by slashing, please let me know.

WM. F. SMITH,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

CHATTANOOGA, October 27, 1863-10.30 a.m.

General SMITH,

Brown's Ferry:

Whitaker has troops at Brown's Ferry. Call on them, if you want help. Have you ammunition enough? Will attend to the battery.

J. J. REYNOLDS,

Major-General.

OCTOBER 27, 1863-10.45 a.m.

General WHITAKER:

Keep a close watch on the road passing over Lookout, and see that the enemy passes no troops over there to-day. If the horse-boat can be brought to General Smith, I wish you to have it done.

THOMAS,

General.

CHATTANOOGA, October 27, 1863-11 a.m.

General WILLIAM F. SMITH,

Brown's Ferry:

Report the appearance of the country in front, after you are seated. Cannot one brigade hold the place?

J. J. REYNOLDS,

Major-General.

OCTOBER 27, 1863-11 a.m.

General WHITAKER:

Go at once to Brown's Ferry with the most of your brigade to hold the bank of the river on your side, and support General Smith in establishing his men on the opposite hills.

THOMAS,

Major-General.


HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH AND TWELFTH CORPS,
Shellmound, Tennessee, October 27, 1863-11.10 a.m.

Brigadier-General GEARY,

Commanding Division:

The major-general commanding directs that you encamp your division at Shellmound to-night. A picket of 400 men is stationed


Page 51 Chapter XLIII. REOPENING OF THE TENNESSEE RIVER.

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