Wednesday, December 16, 1863

We are returning to Chattanooga.

SPECIAL ORDERS, 
HDQRS. DEPT. AND ARMY OF THE Tennessee, 

Numbers 22. 

Cleveland, Tennessee, December 16, 1863

The troops of this command will move at 7 o’clock a. m. today in the following order:

I. The Eleventh Corps, Major-General Howard commanding, by the road leading through McDaniel’s Gap.

II. The two divisions of the Fifteenth Corps, the Fourth Division in the advance, by the road through Julian’s Gap.

III. The division commanded by General Jef. C. Davis following the Eleventh Corps.
Commanding officers of the troops named will report by staff officer to the commanding general at Ooltewah, after the heads of columns have passed the gaps. The columns will be kept well closed up, with good rear guards, and care taken that no stragglers are left behind.

By order of Major General W. T. Sherman:
R. M. SAWYER, Assistant Adjutant-General

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