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night, which we shall hold here to meet any requirements you may make. Thirteen locomotives, with full trains of loaded cars, passed through Martinsburg at 7. 15 this p. m., which we hope to get through the endangered district by midnights.

J. W. GARRETT,

President.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, October 13, 1863-3. 30 p. m.

Brigadier-General KELLEY,

Clarksburg, W. Va.:

Lee's army is moving north, and perhaps will go into the Shenandoah Valley. Your attention is called to Harper's Ferry and the railroad in the vicinity, as cavalry raids may be made in that direction.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST SEPARATE BRIGADE, Beverly, October 13, 1863.

Major GIBSON,

Buckhannon:

It is reported that the force at Bulltown was attacked this morning by a superior force. The Eighth and Third and a battery are moving to join you at Buckhannon. Have you heard from your patrol sent to Centreville? How much forage and subsistence is there at Buckhannon? Send some scouts to ascertain which direction the enemy takes as quickly as possible.

WM. W. AVERELL,

Brigadier-General.

CLARKSBURG, W. VA., October 13, 1863-3. 30 p. m. (Received 5 p. m.)

Brigadier General G. W. CULLUM,

Chief of Staff:

Colonel Pierce, at Martinsburg, reports teh combined force of Jones, Jenkins, and Imboden at or near Winchester last night, and that a portion of Lee's army was approaching that place also. If this information is reliable, they evidently intend a raid on teh Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, or a movement into Maryland.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, October 13, 1863-7 p. m.

Brigadier-General SLOUGH,

Military Governor of Alexandria:

You are directed to give your attention exclusively to the condition of your command during the present movements, and are relieved from any other duty. On account of teh sickness of Gen-