Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge.
Report of General Braxton Bragg.
headquarters Army of Tennessee, Dalton, 30th November, 1863. General S. Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond:
Sir,—On Monday the 23rd, the enemy advanced in heavy force and drove in our picket line in front of Missionary Ridge, but made no further effort.
On Tuesday morning early, they threw over the river a heavy force opposite the north end of the ridge and just below the mouth of Chickamauga, at the same time displaying a heavy force in our immediate front.
After visiting the right, and making dispositions there for the new development in that direction, I returned towards the left, to find a heavy cannonading going on from the enemy's batteries on our forces occupying the slope of Lookout Mountain, between the crest and the river.
A very heavy force soon advanced to the assault and was met by one brigade only, Walthall's, which made a desperate resistance, but was finally compe