War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0605 Chapter XLIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- UNION.

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Colonel Northcott to turn over to that camp all unarmed and dismounted men as rapidly as he may be advised by Major Thorp that he has either arms or horses for them. Until then they can be serviceable doing fatigue duty. Lieutenant- Colonel Northcott has certainly cleared the town of all squads of men and horses, which other officers failed to do.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. P. MAULSBY,

Colonel, Commanding Post.

CUMBERLAND, June 7, 1864.

Colonel T. M. HARRIS,

Beverly:

Your letter received. Hunter and Crook are expected to form a junction at Staunton to- day. I am not advised whether Crook left a force to hold Lewisburg or not. Will advise you as soon as I ascertain. Captain Hart, with a detachment of the Ringgold Cavalry, had a fight with McNeill and Harness yesterday near Moorefield. Had 4 men killed and 6 wounded. Drove the enemy t the mountains. Am much pleased with your policy. Keep your command active, and the enemy will give you a wide berth.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier- General.

All right with Grant and Sherman.

CUMBERLAND, June 7, 1864.

Colonel T. M. HARRIS,

Beverly:

Send the detachment of the Sixth Virginia Cavalry to Greenland Gap. Send all the men that are armed and able to march by the seneca route; all the balance with camp equipage, &c., by Webster and New Creek.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier- General.

Advise me when the detachment moves by Seneca route. Send a guide with them.

CUMBERLAND, June 7, 1864.

Colonel WILKINSON,

New Creek:

You will be relieved at New Creek by Colonel Mulligan, of the Twenty- third Illinois. You will assume command of all troops in Northwestern Virginia west of Piedmont. Headquarters for the present at Clarksburg.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier- General.