War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0702 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LV.

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HEADQUARTERS DEFENSES OF HARPER'S FERRY,

Harper's Ferry, W. Va., August 5, 1864.

Colonel SAMUEL GRAHAM,

Commanding Fifth New York Artillery:

COLONEL: You will have the detachment of the One hundred and seventieth Regiment Ohio National Guard, under your command, in readiness to march at 6 o'clock to-morrow morning, the detachment to be provided with two days' rations. You will also make a sufficient detail immediately to-night to relieve the one officer, two sergeants, and seventy men of the One hundred and seventieth Ohio National Guard, now on guard duty at Sandy Hook, these men to report to their detachment commanders at Camp Hill, Va.

By order of Brigadier General Max Weber, commanding.

S. F. ADAMS,

First Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS DEFENSES OF HARPER'S FERRY,

Harper's Ferry, W. Va., August 5, 1864.

Major JOHN H. HUNTLEY,

Second Potomac Home Brigade Maryland Volunteers:

MAJOR: You will have all of the detachments of infantry regiments of the Sixth Army Corps and Major-General Crook's division now under your command ready to march at 6 a. m. to-morrow, the 6th instant. They will be provided with the day's rations.

By order of Brigadier General Max Weber, commanding:

S. F. ADAMS,

First Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp.

CUMBERLAND, August 5, 1864-7.30 p. m.

Major-General HUNTER,

Monocacy:

I have just returned from New Creek. The enemy were severely punished and are retreating as rapidly as possible toward Moorefield. I think they will go up the South Fork and through Brock's Gap into the Shenandoah Valley at Harrisonburg. It was the intention, however, undoubtedly of McCausland and Johnson to have gone into West Virginia if they had not been repulsed here and at New Creek. No damage done to the railroad west of this, and very little east this side of Back Creek. Trains from the west will come in to-night, and in a day or two will run east to Hancock. No account of General Averell yet. I fear the enemy will get away before he reaches the South Branch Valley.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

PITTSBURG, August 5, 1864-12.10 p. m.

(Received Cumberland 10.25 a. m. 6th.)

General KELLEY:

The success of your forces at Cumberland and New Creek is exceedingly gratifying to the people of this city. Three regiments of infantry and two of cavalry entered Hagerstown from Shepherdstown at 9.30 this morning. I have sent artillery and infantry to Uniontown.

D. N. COUCH,

Major-General.