War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0646 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LV.

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mortally wounded and has since died. Detachment of the Seventh Virginia are in pursuit. The enemy have retreated from Loup Creek, with loss of three or four killed and several wounded.

JNO. H. OLEY,

Colonel.

Captain BOTSFORD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

OCTOBER 28-29, 1864.-Operations about Snicker's Gap (28th) and skirmish (29th) at Upperville, Va.

Reports of Major General Christopher c. Augur, U. S. Army.

RECTORTOWN, VA., October 29, 1864.

Early yesterday morning I sent a part of the Eighth Illinois Cavalry to near snicker's Gap to arrest one of Mosby's boarding-house keepers. They have returned with him and 15 of Mosby's men, 17 horses and equipments, and a number of revolvers. The track is taken up to within about a mile of this place. I shall not leave here for White Plains probably until to-morrow.

C. C. AUGUR,

Major-General.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Chief of Staff.

SALEM, VA., October 30, 1864.

A portion of the eighth Illinois had a brush with Mosby yesterday near Upperville, and whipped him badly, killing 7 or 8, and capturing 9. The track will be taken up half way between this and Rectortown to-day. They are getting on very slowly-as fast, however, as they possibly can. I go to White Plains this morning.

C. C. AUGUR,

Major-General.

Major-General HALLECK,

Chief of Staff.

OCTOBER 29, 1864.-Action at Beverly, W. Va.

REPORTS.

No. 1.-Colonel Nathan Wilinson, Sixth West Virginia Infantry, commanding U. S. forces West of Piedmont.

No. 2.-Lieutenant Colonel Robert Youart, Eighth Ohio Cavalry, commanding U. S. forces at Beverly.

No. 1. Reports of Colonel Nathan Wilkinson, sixth West Virginia Infantry, commanding U. S. forces West of Piedmont.

CLARKSBURG, W. VA., October 29, 1864

Major Hall, whit 350 rebels, attacked Beverly this morning at daylight. After two hours' hard fighting the enemy was routed completely, with a loss of 115 prisoners, 2 surgeons, 15 killed. Major Hall is mor-