War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0650 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LV.

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No. 2. Report of Captain Robert P. Kennedy, Assistant Adjutant-general, U. S. Army.

CUMBERLAND, November 1, 1864.

Two hundred guerrillas attacked the railroad garrison of forth of the Fifteenth New York Cavalry at Green Spring Run Station this morning, and captured the greater portion of them. Lieutenant Lyon, in command, was badly wounded, and Lieutenant Hatch. Several of the men were killed and wounded. The guerrillas carried off the greater portion of their horses and arms, &c. No train captured.

R. P. KENNEDY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Major-General CROOK.

NOVEMBER 5-12, 1864.-Witcher's operations in the Kanawha Valley, W. Va., including the capture of the U. S. steamers Barnum and Fawn on the Big Sandy River.

Reports of Lieutenant Colonel Vincent A. Withcer, Thirty-fourth Battalion Virginia Cavalry, commanding expedition.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY BRIGADE, November 8, 1864.

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that I captured and burned two U. S. armed steamers, the Barnun and Fawn, on the 5th instant, whit a quantity of small-arms, in Buffalo shoals, in Big sandy River. The enemy's loss, two killed and five prisoners. The others were enabled to escape, as I was unable to cross the river. Upon the same day I captured and destroyed a large amount of military stores at Mellonsburg, including the cooking utensils of one brigade, driving the enemy's cavalry under his guns and fortifications at Louisa.

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

V. A. WITCHER,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

General J. C. BRECKINRIDGE,

Comdg. Department of Western Virginia and East Tennessee.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, November 28, 1864.

Respectfully forwarded for the information of the Department. Colonel witcher deserves great credit for the boldness and skill with which he has operated in the western part of this State.

Fort General R. E. Lee:

W. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.