War of the Rebellion: Serial 005 Page 0274 OPERATIONS IN MD., N. VA., AND W. VA. Chapter XIV.

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in scaling the heights in the presence od an enemy who held the ridge and were perfectly familiar with the paths.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. D. COX, Brigadier-General.

Brigadier General W. S. ROSECRANS,

Commanding Department Western Virginia, Gauley Maintain.

[Inclosure.]

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EXPLANATION.

A and B.- Position of Confederate cannon.

C.- The ferry.

C D.- Union position November 10, midnight.

E E.- Confederate position November 10, midnight.

F.- Union position November 11, noon.

G.- Confederate position November 11, noon.

Numbers 3. Report of Major Samuel W. Crawford, Thirteenth U. S. Infantry, of operations at Townsend's Ferry.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT WESTERN VIRGINIA,

Camp Gauley Mountain, November 21, 1861.

SIR: In reply to your communication of the 20th instant I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations conducted by me.