War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0692 Chapter LV. OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA.

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CUMBERLAND, [August] 4, 1864-4.50 p. m.

(Received 6.30 p. m.)

Brigadier-General AVERELL:

Push forward to Springfield without delay. I will have forage and rations for you there. Wires have ceased to work to New Creek. I fear the worst.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

CUMBERLAND, August 4, 1864-9 p. m.

(Via Hancock.)

Brigadier-General AVERELL:

New Creek is yet holding out. I hope they will be a able to beat the enemy off. Imboden joined them this a. m. at Romney with a small force. Push on as fast as you possibly can. A citizen reports that if they were successful at New Creek they would try Cumberland from the west.

B. F. KELLERY,

Brigadier-General.

NEW CREEK, August 4, 1864.

Brigadier-General KELLEY:

The company of the Eleventh Virginia that went out on scout over In skip road reported at New Creek, and say that Mcneill's passed up with a lot of cattle toward Moorefield. Have not heard of anything else. The blockade of the road was not removed only places they reblockaded.

J. F. HOY,

Colonel.

CUMBERLAND, August 4, 1864.

Colonel STEVENSON, New Creek:

Put your force in position and fight to the last. It must be McNeill's force only. Will send the Eleventh to you.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

CUMBERLAND, August 4, 1864.

Colonel STEVENSON, New Creek:

Fight them to the last. Major Simpson is on the way to you.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

CLARKSBURG, W. VA., August 4, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICERS, Beverly:

The enemy attacked New creek this afternoon at 4 o'clock; result unknown. Keep your pickets well out and be on the alert night and day.

N. WILKINSON,

Colonel.