War of the Rebellion: Serial 040 Page 0468 N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XXXVII.

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GRAFTON,

May 11, 1863.

Brigadier-General ROBERTS:

Your dispatch received. The information received by your scout confirms me in the opinion that you ought to strike a prompt and vigorous blow at once before the enemy can be re-enforced, and drive him back into the mountains, where he cannot subsist. I will send the Tenth Virginia to-day to Clarksburg, with orders to follow and report to you. The Twelfth Virginia will remain at Clarksburg. You will find the Tenth Virginia a fine regiment, and Colonel Duval a gallant and reliable officer.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

GRAFTON,

May 11, 1863.

Brigadier-General ROBERTS:

The Twelfth Virginia Infantry have just arrived, and I send them direct to Clarksburg. I suggest to you to take all of the force you have at Clarksburg now, except the Sixth Virginia, and move at once toward Weston. I will protect your supplies and rear. I expect the Tenth Virginia to-night. Nothing from Barry this morning in regard to Jones' maraud in Tyler County.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

CLARKSBURG, VA.,

May 11, 1863.

General W. F. BARRY,

Wheeling, Va.:

Your telegram received. Heard nothing whatever from the rebel forces that moved in your direction. None of the enemy's forces are leaving the country. They fell back into camps from Weston; one camp at Jacksonville, 7 miles on the Bulltown road, the other about 7 miles on the Weston and Parkesburg pike.

Information seemingly reliable indicates that heavy re-enforcements (under General Floyd) are joining them from the direction of Summerville-it is thought amounting to 10,000 men.

B. S. ROBERTS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

CAMP NEAR FALMOUTH, VA.

May 12, 1863.

Commanding Officer, Cavalry Corps:

Your officer has this moment, 11.30 a.m., reported for orders. The major-general commanding desires a full report of your operations*- a prompt report of the condition of your command; its location and position, with all detachments; the number fit for duty; a copy of any and all orders issued to Brigadier-General Averell from yourself subsequent to his crossing the river at Kelly's Ford, the number and position of

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*See report of Stoneman's raid, Part I, p. 1057.

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