War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0659 Chapter LV. AFFAIR AT NEW CREEK, W. VA.

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[Inclosure No. 2.]

NEW CREEK.

Major-General KELLEY:

Your dispatches received. The "Swamps" will occupy the South Fork Valley. I will investigate the matter when the expedition returns.

GEO. R. LATHAM,

Colonel.

[Inclosure No. 3.]

NEW CREEK, November 27, 1864-10.20 p. m.

Major-General KELLEY:

Colonel Fleming is defeated near Moorefield; his force routed. Rosser is said to be in command of rebels. Major Potts, with 150 men, has gone, via Hanging Rock, the Wardensville road, and is therefore in their rear. Will give particulars as I get them.

GEO. R. LATHAM,

Colonel.

[Inclosure No. 4.]

CUMBERLAND, November 27, 1864.

Colonel LATHAM,

New Creek:

Where did Colonel Fleming meet the enemy, and what was his principal strength-was it cavalry or infantry, or artillery?

B. F. KELLEY,

Brevet Major-General.

[Inclosure No. 5.]

Brevet major-General KELLEY,

Cumberland:

The fight commenced at the ford, about four miles from Moorefield; the rebels showed about 800 mounted men, nothing else.

GEO. R. LATHAM,

Colonel.

[Inclosure No. 6.]

CUMBERLAND, MD., November 27, 1864.

Colonel LATHAM,

New Creek:

Put your post in the best possible condition for defense, as it is probable that the rebels will attack you. Give me all the information you have of Fleming's defeat.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brevet Major-General.

[Inclosure No. 7.]

NEW CREEK, [November] 27, 1864-12.15 midnight.

General B. F. KELLEY:

Colonel Fleming has arrived. He thinks he has lost about twenty men; lost on gun, one wagon, and one ambulance. I am prepared for them.

GEO. R. LATHAM,

Colonel.