War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0656 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLIX.

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CUMBERLAND, June 20, 1864

Major T. A. MEYSENBURG,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Martinsburg:

Your telegram of the 19th received. The detachment of the Twenty-first New York Cavalry has been ordered to proceed from Beverly to Martinsburg without delay. The Twenty-second Pennsylvania has been ordered to be held in readiness.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

CUMBERLAND, June 20, 1864.

Major MEYSENBURG

Assistant Adjutant-General, Martinsburg:

The Twenty-third Illinois will move by rail at once. The Twenty-second Pennsylvania will march, via Bloomery Gap, Shanghai, and Boyd's Gap, as soon as the detachment returns from Petersburg. Please order the Sixth Virginia to march, if at Harper's Ferry, via Mill Gap, Shanghai, Bloomery Gap, Romney, and Burlington, and report to me at New Creek. Their baggage might be sent by rail.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

CUMBERLAND, June 20, 1864.

(Received 21st.)

Major MEYSENBURG,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Martinsburg:

Captain Boggs, with a detachment of the Pendleton Home Guards of about thirty men, returning from New Creek with supplies, was attacked near Petersburg yesterday by about sixty of McNeill's men, under command of Lieutenant Dolen. They drove the guard to the woods; captured several horses, and burnt one wagon. Captain Boggs rallied his men and recaptured the train, killing Lieutenant Dolen and wounding several of his men, and drove the balance to the mountains. Captain Boggs lost 6 men killed and several wounded. Major Work, with a detachment of the Twenty-second Pennsylvania, is in pursuit, he being at the time near Moorefield on a scout.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Cumberland, Md., June 20, 1864.

Colonel JACOB HIGGINS,

Twenty-second Pennsylvania Cavalry:

Orders from the major-general commanding direct that, upon the return of detachment now absent on scout, you will proceed at once with all your command that is mounted, via Bloomery Gap, Shanghai, and Boyd's Gap, to Martinsburg, W. Va., and report to com-