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NEW CREEK, May 31, 1864.

Captain BURLEIGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Received at New Creek the One hundred and thirty-third Ohio National Guard, Colonel Ewing, 850 strong, and at Cumberland the One hundred and thirty-fourth Ohio National Guard, Colonel Armstrong, 800 strong. One hundred and fifty-fifth Ohio National Guard, Colonel Sage, is en route from Parkersburg; was Martinsburg; strength unknown. Two other Ohio regiments passed eastward to-day; destination unknown. I have no cavalry, but need it greatly.

N. WILKINSON,

Colonel.

CUMBERLAND, May 13, 1864-11 a. m.

Colonel WILKINSON,

New Creek:

You will order the detachment of the Twenty-first New York at Webster to proceed to Martinsburg, as directed by General Sigel. I will relieve the Fifty-fourth [Pennsylvania] and send them forward at once. Send the Ohio regiment to Martinsburg to report to General Weber on its arrival. The deserter you sent down is a deserter from the Fifteenth New York Cavalry, having deserted on the march near Wardensville. All quiet below.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

CUMBERLAND, May 13, 1864-4 p .m.

Colonel WILKINSON,

New Creek:

Has the Fourth Virginia reported their arrival at Clarksburg? Has the detachment been sent to Weston, as ordered?

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

NEW CREEK, May 13, 1864.

Brigadier-General KELLEY:

The Fourth Virginia have reported their arrival at Clarksburg, and the detachment has been sent to Weston.

N. WILKINSON,

Colonel.

CUMBERLAND, May 13, 1864-4 p.m .

Colonel WILKINSON,

New Creek:

You can order Colonel Harris to send a scout into Webster and Braxton. Direct the scout to take fifteen days' rations of hard bread, sugar, coffee, and salt,either on pack horses or mules.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

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