DISTRICT OF ALBEMARLE, Plymouth, N. C., July 1, 1863.
From these statements, it is seen that mutual misunderstanding occurred, and that the design of making a combined movement failed in consequence thereof, and from the darkness of the night.
H. W. WESSELLS,
Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding.
JUNE 29-JULY 4, 1863. - Confederate Expedition to Beverly, W. Va.
SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS. July 2-3, 1863. -
Engagement at Beverly, W. Va. 4, 1863. - Skirmish at Huttonsville, W. Va.
Numbers 1. - Brigadier General William W. Averell, U. S. Army, commanding brigade.
Numbers 2. - Colonel William L. Jackson, Nineteenth Virginia Cavalry, commanding expedition.
Numbers 3. - Major John B. Lady, C. S. Army.
Numbers 4. - Lieutenant Colonel A. C. Dunn, Thirty-seventh Virginia Battalion.
Numbers 5. - Major D. B. Steward, C. S. Army.
Numbers 1. Reports of Brigadier General William W. Averell, U. S. Army, commanding brigade. *
BALTIMORE, July 4, 1863.
H. W. HALLECK,
The following telegram is from General Averell, who, I believe, however, is not now in my department or command. I do not understand exactly of what the Eighth Army Corps consists:
BEVERLY, [July] 4, 1863.
SIR: Jackson, with force of 1, 700 and two pieces of artillery, attacked Beverly on 2nd instant. Measures had been taken to resist, and I directed the commanding officer, Colonel [Thomas M.] Harris, to hold the place until I could reach him with re-enforcement, which I did. Three mounted regiments reached him yesterday; the enemy repulsed, and our forces in pursuit.
WM. W. AVERELL,
ROBT. C. SCHENCK, Major-General.
JULY 5, 1863.
SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your General Orders, Numbers 1, to-day, and to report that the rebel force under Jack-
*See also report of the Gettysburg Campaign, p. 205.