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that our pickets at Millstone Point had been driven in. I am awaiting here until the strength and intentions of the enemy are known. In the meantime can you not send us some forage and rations very soon, as my command is out of both?

WM. W. AVERELL,

Brigadier-General.

SIR JOHN'S RUN, August 4, 1864.

General KELLEY,

Cumberland:

Report proved false. I have ordered the arrest of the officer who sent it, together with his pickets. If you can send me some rations and forage now I shall lose nothing by the delay, as I desire to be out three or four days and we are destitute. Answer.

WM. W. AVERELL,

Brigadier-General.

CUMBERLAND, [August] 4, 1864.

Brigadier-General AVERELL:

Your request will be promptly complied with.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

HANCOCK, August 4, 1864.

(Received 12.30 p. m.)

Brigadier-General KELLEY:

The enemy have crossed at Cherry Run, 2,000 strong, marching toward Hancock. General Duffie is here. General Averell is gone to intercept McCausland.

JNO. A. BYERS,

Aide-de-Camp, Second Cavalry Division.

CUMBERLAND, August 4, 1864-1.30 p. m.

J. A. BYERS,

Aide-de-Camp:

What force has General Duffie?

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

[HANCOCK, August 4, 1864.]

Brigadier General B. F. KELLEY:

About 1,300 men and five pieces artillery, and good position. He says he can whip them.

J. A. BYERS,

Aide-de-Camp.