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The Daily Dispatch: November 30, 1863., [Electronic resource], Army of Tennessee. Missionary Ridge, Nov. 24th--. (search)
Army of Tennessee. Missionary Ridge, Nov. 24th--Midnight. Well, the enemy has assaulted Lookout Mountain to-day sure enough, as was intimated in my letter of last night he probably would do. Having accomplished a part of the object of his demonstration yesterday — to wit: the transfer of a portion of our forces on the mountain to the extreme right, he attacked the mountain with a confidence which the sequel will show was not misplaced.--The great rise in the Tennessee had carried away his pontoon bridges the night before, but his positions were so well taken, and had been so strongly fortified, that he did not hesitate to make the assault. He opened at 11 o'clock with his batteries in Lookout Valley, directing his fire against our lines along the western side and northern face of the mountain. Our own batteries on the mountain could take no part in the engagement, owing to a dense fog which enveloped Lookout Point and the crest above. At half-past 12 the Infantry became
ter from the North. We have received the following summary of news from the Baltimore Gazette, of the 25th and 26th inst: From Chattanooga. The following official dispatches have been received at the War Department: Chattanooga,Nov., 24, 12 P. M. --Yesterday at half-past 12 o'clock, Gens. Granger's and Palmer's corps, supported by Gen. Howard's, were advanced directly in front of our fortifications, drove in the enemy's pickets, and carried his first line of rifle pits between the 15th corps, one division of the 14th corps, and carried the Northern extremity of Missionary Ridge. Our success so far has been complete, and the behavior of our troops admirable. [Signed,]Geo H. Thomas, Maj. Gen'l. Chattanooga,Nov. 24, 6 P, M.--The fight to-day has progressed favorably. Gen. Sherman carried the end of Missionary Ridge, and his right is now at the Tunnel and his left at Chickamauga creek. The troops from Lookout Valley carried the point of the mountain,