War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0418 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W.VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLIX.

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NEW CREEK, May 9, 1864.

Brigadier General B. F. KELLEY:

Transportation for the two Ohio regiments is at Parkersburg. They are directed that their destination will be given at Grafton. Shall it be New Creek and Grafton, or Cumberland and Harper's Ferry?

N. WILKINSON,

Colonel.

CUMBERLAND, May 9, 1864.

Colonel WILKINSON,

New Creek:

Order one of the regiments coming via Parkersburg to New Creek; the other to this place.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

NEW CREEK, May 9, 1864.

Brigadier General B. F. KELLEY:

The following just received from Petersburg:

I most respectfully ask for General Sigel's order to move my command. I have reported to him by order.

J. B. ARMSTRONG,

Colonel 134th Ohio National Guard.

I have replied, ordering him to move immediately, and that my authority to direct him is ample, not only from General Sigel but from you, stating your authority to command.

N. WILKINSON,

Colonel.

CUMBERLAND, May 9, 1864.

Colonel WILKINSON,

New Creek:

Order Armstrong's regiment to Cumberland.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

NEW CREEK, May 9, 1864.

Brigadier General B. F. KELLEY:

Captain Keeper was last p. m. directed to send section of his battery to Beverly. He replies: "Please inform me by whose orders I am to move on road to Beverly; this is the fourth trip in two weeks."

N. WILKINSON,

Colonel, Commanding.

CUMBERLAND, May 9, 1864.

Colonel WILKINSON,

New Creek:

Inform Captain Keeper that it is by my order, and that he will move to section at once.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.