War of the Rebellion: Serial 040 Page 0319 Chapter XXXVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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BALTIMORE,

April 30, 1863.

Brigadier-General KELLEY,

New Creek, Va.:

The following dispatch just received from General Roberts, at Clarksburg:

Where are General Kelly and forces? The advance of Jones' forces are at Shinnston, 7 miles from this place. The advance of Imboden and Jackson are 11 miles from here, on the Philippi road.

Put yourself in communications with Roberts.

WM. H. CHESEBROUGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

BALTIMORE,

April 30, 1863.

Brigadier-General KELLEY,

New Creek, Va.:

If you re-enforce Mulligan, then he can support Roberts.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

BALTIMORE,

April 30, 1863.

Brigadier-General ROBERTS,

Clarksburg, Va.:

Kelley will endeavor to re-enforce Mulligan, who must support you.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

CINCINNATI,

April 30, 1863.

Captain A. B. DOD, Wheeling:

If General Lightburn is in command of the Virginia forces, you will act under his directions, so as to co-operate with his command in the defense of the country bordering the Ohio. General Lightburn telegraphed yesterday that you had left for Parkersburg, and we are uncertain whether his dispatch was later than yours.

Keep these headquarters informed of your movements under General Lightburn's direction, and of the condition of affairs.

J. D. COX,

Brigadier-General.

APRIL 30, 1863.

Captain GLASSFORD,

Commanding Gunboat Belleau:

SIR: General Burnside directs that, if you are in condition to do so, you take on board the detachment of infantry under Colonel Lacy, and proceed up the Ohio to Maysville, at which point you may stop and report by telegraph. This stop will be made in order that we may forward to you any dispatch we may receive from Cairo in response to mine of last evening. Should you be notified to proceed after reaching Maysville, you will go on to Parkersburg, stopping at the military