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BALTIMORE,

April 24, 1863.

Brigadier-General ROBERTS:

Received your two telegrams. Have this afternoon and to-night directed Kelley to immediately hasten all re-enforcements he can to you. Have directed him to send Colonel Wilkinson in direction of Philippi.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General.

BUCKHANNON, VA.,

April 24, 1863.

Governor PEIRPOINT,

Wheeling, Va.:

Imboden's and Jackson's forces have attacked Colonel Latham at Beverly this afternoon.

They have six pieces of artillery, and infantry and cavalry supposed to be 4,000. All the troops in and about Wheeling should be moved in the direction of Grafton. if they force Beverly, they will strike the railroad toward Grafton, or move upon me at this place.

B. S. ROBERTS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

BUCKHANNOCK, VA.,

April 24, 1863.

Governor PEIRPOINT,

Wheeling, Va.:

Colonel Latham has been driven from Beverly and has retreated on the road to Philippi. All the available troops should be sent to reenforce him and to protect the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

B. S. ROBERTS,

BUCKHANNON, VA.,

April 24, 1863.

General SCAMMON,

Commanding, Charleston, Kanawha:

Imboden's and Jackson's combined forces have attacked Beverly this afternoon. I shall draw my [troops] from Sutton and Bulltown in this direction, and you must secure your flanks in that direction.

B. S. ROBERTS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HARPER'S FERRY, [April] 24, 1863.

Brigadier General B. S. Roberts:

Your telegram received. I have made arrangements to carry out your suggestions, if necessary. Think, however, that Latham will be able to repel imboden.

Please keep me fully advised.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.