War of the Rebellion: Serial 044 Page 0805 Chapter XXXIX. CONFEDERATE EXPEDITION TO BEVERLY, W. VA.

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[Indorsement.]

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.

REPORTS.

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,

General-in-Chief:

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,

Brigadier-General.

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-

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*See also report of the Gettysburg Campaign, p. 205.

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