War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0457 Chapter XLIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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CUMBERLAND, May 14, 1864- 10 a. m.

Colonel WILKINSON, New Creek:

My scouts report Imboden's force as having gone back to the Valley. McNeil has gone to Moorefield. Advise Colonel Porter, and suggest to him to make a movement on McNeil, if the river is fordable, similar to the one he recently made.

B. F. KELLEY.

CUMBERLAND, May 14, 1864-10 a. m.

Colonel WILKINSON, New Creek:

I am advised that the people in Gilmer County are suffering from the inroads of guerrillas. You will therefore order a company to Glenville with ten day's rations. You will order it from the Fourth, at Clarksburg, or the Eleventh, at Parkersburg, as you may think best. Direct the company to take no camp equipage but shelter-tents, mess-pans, and camp-kettles. Direct the assistant quartermaster at Clarksburg to furnish transportation for rations, ammunition, &c.

B. F. KEELEY.

NEW CREEK, May 14, 1864.

(Received 6.50 p. m.)

Brigadier General B. F. KELLEY:

General Sigel telegraphs me to send the detachment of Twenty-first New York Cavalry at Webster to Martinsburg. There are none of them at Webster, nor have any other reported to me.

N. WILKINSON,

Colonel.

CUMBERLAND, May 14, 1864-4 p. m.

Colonel WILKINSON, New Creek:

Yes, and the detachment of the Twenty-first New York, if you think it was General Sigel's order.

B. F. KELLEY.

NEW CREEK, May 14, 1864.

(Received 3.50 p. m.)

Brigadier General B. F. KELLEY:

I have sent forward Colonel Sage's regiment; am holding Colonel Putman's awaiting orders. Colonel Armstrong will arrive in a few minutes. 'Tis now 3.40 p. m.

N. WILKINSON,

Colonel.

CUMBERLAND, May 14, 1864-4 p. m.

Colonel WILKINSON, New Creek:

Keep Colonel Putman's and Colonel Armstrong's regiments at New Creek. Will send shelter-tents. Have the ammunition? If not, advise me what they want.

B. F. KELLEY.