War of the Rebellion: Serial 049 Page 0330 OPERATIONS IN N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLI.

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CHAMBERSBURG, PA., October 15, 1863. (Received 11 p. m.)

Major General HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

I have ordered Colonel Boyd, with eight companies of cavalry, to Sharpsburg. No artillery has been ordered to Harper's Ferry. Three batteries could be sent.

D. N. COUCH,

Major-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, October 15, 1863-3 p. m.

Major-General COUCH,

Chambersburg, Pa.:

Such troops as you can move will be sent to Harper's Ferry.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST SEPARATE BRIGADE, Beverly, October 15, 1863.

Brigadier General B. F. KELLY,

Commanding Department, Clarksburg:

The following dispatch has just been received from Buckhannon:

Camp Canaan in 23 miles from above this, on the Centerville road. A loyal citizen, by name Waugh, from there an hour since, gives the following information: Seven hundred rebels, he says, will camp to-night at Camp Canaan. This is part of Jackson's force. The force that attacked Bulltown and the force to camp at Canaan were was to be an attack on Beverly, the rebel force at this place to attack your rear at Beverly. Waugh receives his information from a deserter from Jackson. The force here about 100 fighting men.

H. H. HAGANS,

Captain, Commanding Post.

What do you think of it?

WM. W. AVERELL,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST SEPARATE BRIGADE, Beverly, October 15, 1863.

Brigadier General B. F. KELLEY,

Clarksburg:

Have just heard from Cheat Mountain. It is supposed that Hutton's and Marshall's companies are on the summit. Teh Tenth [West Virginia] will attempt to surprise them at daylight. Lieutenant-Colonel Scott has gone with the Second [West Virginia] toward Addison, via Elkwater, with instructions to blockade the road and defend it, and picket toward Big Spring. The force at Buckhannon has been directed to investigate the truth of Waugh's report.

WM. W. AVERELL,

Brigadier-General.