War of the Rebellion: Serial 040 Page 0247 Chapter XXXVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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BUCKHANNON, VA.,

April 24, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel W. H. CHESEBROUGH,

Baltimore, Md.:

Colonel Latham has been driven from Beverly, and has retreated on the road to Philippi. Artillery and cavalry got in between Beverly and this place. Re-enforcements should be sent from Grafton to Philippi without delay. i have telegraphed to Governor Peirpoint the state of things. There should be on delay.

B. S. ROBERTS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

BALTIMORE, MD.,

April 24, 1863-8 p. m.

Brigadier General B. F. KELLEY,

Harper's Ferry, Va.:

The following telegram, of this date, has just ben received from Buckhannon:

Since 2 p. m. I have received from Colonel Latham, commanding at Beverly, four telegrams, the first stating that the enemy were advancing on him: by the last he informs me that he has opened upon him with artillery, and that they were within 1 mile of him. He believe Imboden's and Jackson's forces are combined. Forces from Harper's Ferry should be pushed on toward Grafton.

B. S. ROBERTS,

Brigadier-General.

You will at once send such troops as you can spare from Harper's Ferry to Grafton or Clarksburg to the support of General Roberts, being governed by circumstances.

By order of Major-General Schenck:

WM. H. CHESEBROUGH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

BALTIMORE, MD.,

April 24, 1863.

Brigadier General B. F. KELLEY,

Herper's Ferry:

Colonel Lathan driven from Beverly, and fell back toward Philippi, with artillery and cavalry between Bevelry and Buckhannon. Hasten forward what you can toward Philippi. Let Colonel Wilkinson spare all he can. Telegraph to General Roberts.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General.

(Copy to Major-General Halleck.)

BUCKHANNON, VA.,

April 24, 1863.

Brigadier-General KELLEY,

Commanding at Harper's Ferry:

Colonel Latham has been driven from Beverly and has retreated toward Philippi. There should be no delay in getting troops to Grafton.

B. S. ROBERTS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.