BEVERLY, May 13, 1864.
[ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL, DEPT. OF WEST VIRGINIA:]
Deserters from Jackson's command arrived yesterday; come through near Little Levels and then through Webster County. Were told on Monday last by citizens in Webster that a party coming from toward Lewisburg brough information that Sigel occupied Lewisburg. Shall send scouts, and will inform you as soon as I can learn the truth.
T. M. HARRIS,
CUMBERLAND, May 13, 1864-11 a.m .
You will hold yourself in readiness to proceed to-morrow morning to Martinsburg and report to the headquarters of General Sigel, at that place. Cars will be in readiness for you.
B. F. KELLEY,
HEADQUARTERS, Cumberland, May 13, 1864.
Colonel J. B. ARMSTRONG,
One hundred and thirty-fourth Ohio National Guard:
You will hold one company of your regiment, under command of a reliable officer, in readiness to proceed to Patterson's Creek, W. Va., and relieve one company of Fifty-fourth Pennsylvania Volunteers, on duty at that point. Cars will be in waiting at 6 o'clock this p. m. to transport the company to their destination. In addition to the above, you will detail a picket of one lieutenant and fifteen men to proceed at once to Evett's Creek, Md., and relived detachment of Company F, Fifty-fourth Pennsylvania Volunteers, at that place. They will be provided with rations for twenty-four hours. The lieutenant in command will report to these headquarters for instructions.
By order of Brigadier-General Kelley:
C. A. FREEMAN,
Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
CHARLESTON, May 13, 1864.
Major General F. SIGEL,
Have heard nothing form General Crook since he left. Have complied with your order.
Major Eighth Ohio Volunteers Infantry.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 13, 1864. (Received 12.10 p. m.)
E. M. STANTON:
I am sending my extra regiments forward to Washington to-day. You need not make me any further assignments.