Lookout Valley, Nov 25th/63
…yesterday a part of the 12th Corps and some of Grants old troop attacked the rebs on Lookout mountain and drove them from the sides taking from 10 to 15 hundred prisoners during the night the rebs withdrew from the top the yankees taking possession this morning it was a hazardous undertaking but executed without a verry heavy loss to us.
I visited the top of the mountain this afternoon it is a lofty eminance rising 2000 feet from the plain of Chatanooga and from the summit a splendid view of the surrounding country is obtained. I had just reached the top of the mountain when a terrible engagement commenced on missionary ridge back of Chattanooga it commenced about 4 oclock but the distance was such that I could not with the naked eye tell the result and have not learned it yet, but I heard that the 11th Corps was in and suffered severely, I wait with anxiety to hear the particulars…
Thursday morning 26
I have herd this morning that our regiment was not in the fight yesterday afternoon
Yours as ever
John C. Griswold