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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,

Loup Creek, W. Va., June 28, 1864.

Captain A. V. BARRINGER,

Chief Quartermaster of Department, Parkersburg, W. Va.:

Send us no more clothing nor quartermaster's stores, as we want none. Stop the ammunition at Parkersburg and keep it there until further orders.

By command of Major-General Hunter:

[CHAS. G. HALPINE,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to quartermaster of post, Parkersburg, W. Va.)

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,

June 28, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel CHARLES G. HALPINE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Present:

SIR: I have the honor to report, for the information of the major-general commanding, that the Government agent here has no transportation whatever. It is, therefore, impossible to send 40,000 pounds grain to meet the command of General Averell. The teams of our command, we they here, would not be able to haul empty wagons back across the hill, even supposing the road to be clear; and if General Averell was to send horses to carry the grain, I doubt if he would be able to do so as it would take 400 horses to carry the amount required, allowing each horse to carry 100 pounds.

I would respectfully suggest that General Averell be instructed to move with his cavalry to this point as soon as possible. I, in the mean time, will make every preparation to have all things in readiness to receive them.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. ALEXANDER,

Acting Chief Quartermaster.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,

Loup Creek, June 28, 1864.

Respectfully referred to Brigadier-General Averell, commanding Second Cavalry Division, who will immediately move with his command to Loup Creek where there is grain forage in great abundance; it being impossible as shown by the within letter from Captain Alexander, to supply General Averell's command with forage in its present location.

By command of Major-General Hunter:

CHAS. G. HALPINE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,

Loup Creek, W. Va., June 28, 1864

Brigadier General W. W. AVERELL,

Commanding Second Cavalry Division, in the Field:

GENERAL: I am instructed by the major-general commanding to acquaint you that your two dispatches dated the 27th instant, have been this moment (10 a.m.) received. That one referring to a reor-