War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0092 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLIX.

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MAY 15-30, 1864.-Scout from Beverly through Pocahontas, Webster, and Braxton Counties, W. Va.

Report of Brigadier General Benjamin F. Kelley, U. S. Army.

CUMBERLAND, MD., May 30, 1864.

A force sent our by Colonel Harris from Beverly on the 15th instant, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel hall, Tenth West Virginia Infantry, returned to-day after a successful scout through Pocahontas, Webster, and Braxton Counties. Lieutenant-Colonel hall captured 36 prisoners, 85 horses, and 40 head of cattle, which he has brought into camp. It is reported that the notorious Major Triplett is among the prisoners. This expedition reflects great credit on Colonel Harris, commanding the post, and Lieutenant-Colonel Hall and his gallant mountaineers.



Governor BOREMAN,

Wheeling, W. Va.

MAY 17, 1864.-Skirmish near Waterford, Va.

Report of Brigadier General Benjamin F. Kelley, U. S. Army.

HARPER'S FERRY, May 17, 1864-8.30 p. m.

(Received 9.30 p. m.)

A company of independent cavalry, raised in Loudoun County, Va., were attacked this a. m. near Waterford, in said county, by a driven in here, losing 2 killed and 7 captured.



Major-General HALLECK,

Chief of Staff, Washington.

MAY 24, 1864.-Skirmish near Charlestown, W. Va.

Report of Brigadier General Max Weber, U. S. Army.


Harper's Ferry, W. Va., May 24, 1864.

One of my scouting parties had a fight with some of Mosby's men this afternoon near Charlestown. A scouting party from Duffied's pursued about eleven of Mosby's men near Kabletown. The number of Mosby's men is reported to be between 200 and 300.




Assistant Adjutant-General, Martinsburg, W. Va.