War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0424 OPERATIONS IN N.VA., W.VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLIX.

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CEDAR CREEK, May 10, 1864.

Colonel N. WILKINSON,

New Creek:

Two regiments Ohio militia have reported from Parkersburg, and the commanders notified that they are under your orders. Others will arrive at Martinsburg, New Creek, and Cumberland to be used for the protection of the railroad.

By order:

T. MELVIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CUMBERLAND, May 10, 1864.

Colonel WILKINSON,

New Creek:

Orders have been given to push the troops trains on as rapidly as possible. The wire is still working east.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

NEW CREEK, May 10, 1864.

Brigadier General B. F. KELLEY:

One of the pickets on New Creek just came in and stated that a countryman had told him that the rebels were coming here, Imboden's force estimated at 1,500.

N. WILKINSON,

Colonel.

CUMBERLAND, MD., May 10, 1864.l

Colonel WILKINSON,

New Creek:

Strengthen your pickets and put the rest of your force in the fort. The Ohio regiment ought to reach you before morning.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

CUMBERLAND, May 10, 1864.

Colonel WILKINSON,

New Creek:

The Ringgold Cavalry attacked this a. m. near Wardensville by Imboden and McNeill, who totally routed them, capturing all of their train, killing and capturing a large number of our men. Put your post in order for defense at once, and defend it at all hazards. The enemy have pursued our men to Springfield. Send messengers to Greenland Gap at once to advise Colonel Porter.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.