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portance of holding these positions strongly, and would like to be informed of the present condition of Eastern Kentucky, so that we may calculate accordingly in West Virginia.

Truly, yours,

J. D. COX,

Brigadier-General.

MARIETTA, [OHIO,]

March 30, 1863-6.30 p. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Cincinnati:

Rebels reported repulsed from Point Pleasant at 5 p. m., and have retired. No further particulars received as yet.

J. D. COX,

Brigadier-General.

MARIETTA, [OHIO,]

March 30, 1863-6.30 p. m.

Lieutenant-Colonel CHESEBROUGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Baltimore:

Dispatch from Point Pleasant, 5 p. m., says rebels are repulsed and have retired. No further particulars. I hope part of Scammon's force is within reach of them; also from above.

J. D. COX,

Brigadier-General.

MARIETTA, [OHIO,]

March 30, 1863-6.30 p. m.

Captain E. P. FITCH,

Point Pleasant:

Have the rebels followed up closely, so as to know their route. I hope Scammon will intercept their retreat.

J. D. COX,

Brigadier-General.

MARIETTA, [OHIO.]

March 30, 1863-6.30 p. m.

General E. P. SCAM ON,

Charleston, W. Va:

Rebels repulsed from Point Pleasant. I hope you may get a rap at them before they get out.

J. D. COX,

Brigadier-General.

MARIETTA, OHIO,

March 30, 1863.

General E. P. SCAMMON,

Charleston, W. Va.:

The commandant at Point Pleasant is ordered to send as large a detachment as he can spare, to reopen communication with you. The rebel cavalry which fired into the boats near Hall's Landing is estimated at about 400. Unless it be much heavier than this, you will be