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[CHAP. XXXIII.

HAGERSTOWN, MD., November 20, 1862.

General G. W. CULLUM, Chief of Staff:

No change in the position of the enemy since last report. The main body at Winchester, with a body thrown forward toward Martinsburg, at Pughtown, and on the Romney road. Refugees report an expedition contemplated somewhere by the cavalry.

GEO. W. MORELL,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WESTERN VIRGINIA,

Charleston, [W. Va.,] November 20, 1862.

General HORATIO G. WRIGHT:

General Kelley, in dispatch of last night, says:

I am now strongly impressed with the belief that Jackson will not attempt a movement toward Western Virginia,and, if he does, he cannot subsist a force that would be required to drive me back. I feel that I am fully able to protect the railroad and to prevent a raid on Western Virginia. My scouts report nothing new from below to-day.

J. D. COX,

Major-General, Commanding.

DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio, November 20, 1862-7 p.m.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

General Kelley, in dispatch of last night to General Cox, expresses the belief that Jackson will not attempt a movement toward Western Virginia, and that he feels himself fully able to protect the railroad and prevent any raid on Western Virginia. His scouts reported nothing new below yesterday.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

CINCINNATI, OHIO, November 20, 1862.

Major-General HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

Major-General Cox is of the opinion that the forces in the Kanawha Valley ought not to be reduced at present, for fear of his communications being cut off at Charleston, by way of Logan and Boone, unless Charleston be held in considerable force. I do not think the danger as great as he apprehends; yet, as he knows the country, I have directed him to retain his forces at present till further orders. Kelley has, with Milroy's force, about 14,000 men. The former is at Cumberland; the latter at New Creek. Reports received last night represent all quiet in Kelley's vicinity.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

NEW CREEK, [November 20,] 1862.

General JACOB D. COX:

The trip of my eight regiments to this place has proved a great waste of precious time and money, as I am convinced that Jackson's demon-