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CUMBERLAND, August 4, 1864.

Brigadier-General AVERELL:

Nothing new this a. m. The enemy were still at Springfield last night.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

HANCOCK, August 4, 1864.

(Received 8.35 a. m.)

General B. F. KELLEY:

My command is crossing the river. General Duffie will remain in person at this place. As soon as possible send a train with 10,000 rations and 40,000 pounds forage down to the break where the load can be transferred to the train on this side. Also have a wagon train ready to run to Springfield with half the above amount upon notice from me.

WM. W. AVERELL,

Brigadier-General.

HANCOCK, August 4, 1864.

Brigadier-General KELLEY:

Patrol just returned from Unger's Store reports no reels seen, none in the gap, and Early's command between Bunker Hill and Winchester. No troops passed on the Romney grade.

WM. W. AVERELL,

Brigadier-General.

AUGUST 4, 1864-9.20 a. m.

Brigadier-General KELLEY

Cumberland, Md.:

Cannot the South Branch bridge be strengthened and the road repaired immediately?

WM. M. AVERELL,

Brigadier-General.

CUMBERLAND, August 4, 1864.

Brigadier-General AVERELL:

A force has gone down this a. m. to repair the road at Green Spring Run and South Branch bridge. Will push the work as rapidly as possible. If not rebel force has passed west McCausland and Johnson will not stay at Springfield. Have sent a scout there this a. m.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

SIR JOHN'S RUN, August 4, 1864.

Brigadier-General KELLEY:

Upon arrival at Bath I received a report from an officer commanding a patrol toward Hedgesville, that 3,000 infantry had crossed at Cherry Run, and were advancing up both sides of the canal toward Hancock;

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