War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0662 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLIX.

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WASHINGTON, June 22, 1864-3 p.m.

Major-General SIGEL,

Martinsburg, W. Va.:

The following extract from a dispatch, received this date from headquarters Army of the Potomac, is forwarded for your information:

The Petersburg Express of this morning contains a report that General Hunter attacked Lynchburg on Saturday, last and was repulsed. He approached the town by the Salem road. the report gives no account of casualties on either side or other circumstances, and I judge from its statement that the attack was nothing more than a reconnaissance. The Express says a great battle was expected at Lynchburg on Sunday.

J. C. KELTON,

Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General

WEBSTER, June 22, 1864.

Major-General SIGEL:

The Twenty-first New York left here yesterday for Martinsburg.

J. H. DAYTON,

Colonel

CUMBERLAND, June 22, 1864.

Major MEYSENBURG,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Martinsburg:

It is reported to me this morning that the detachment of the Twenty-first New York Cavalry behaved in a most outrageous manner along the road yesterday in their passage from Webster to Martinsburg; robbed several stores at Grafton and other points; also the post-office at Grafton. Robbed Mr. Litzinger will go to Martinsburg to see the general on the next train.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

CUMBERLAND, June 22, 1864-7 p.m.

Major MEYSENBURG,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Martinsburg:

The scout of the Twenty-second Pennsylvania Cavalry returned this evening. Will have their horses shod to-night and proceed to Martinsburg to-morrow.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

MARTINSBURG, June 22, 1864.

Brigadier General MAX WEBER,

Harper's Ferry:

The commanding general wishes to know whether you can relieve the cavalry detachment to-day. They should leave for the front to-morrow.

T. A. MEYSENBURG,

Assistant Adjutant-General.