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CUMBERLAND, August 5, 1864.

Colonel WILKINSON,

Clarksburg, W. Va.:

New Creek O. K. Enemy repulsed and driven off.

C. A FREEMAN,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

CLARKSBURG, August 5, 1864.

(Received 3.40 p. m.)

Brigadier-General KELLEY:

I have ordered Company P, Sixth Virginia, from Wheeling to Rowlesburg, temporarily. Have also requested General Bunker to send three companies State militia. Have detachment of Carlin's men here to man the 6-pounder brass gun. The Gilmer County affair was Chewning's horse-thieves. All quiet in front, so far as I know.

N. WILKINSON,

Colonel.

WEST UNION, W. VA., August 5, 1864.

Colonel WILKINSON:

COLONEL: I would most respectfully report to-day everything quiet. After our pickets were fired upon we sent out detachment of our company, who scouted the country for ten miles around and found that the whole affair was occasioned by a supposed gang of horse-thieves, who were prowling around and happened to run on our pickets. I will do all in my power to have them captured. Mair-carrier from Glenville reports all quiet there.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

M. DONOHUE,

Lieutenant, Comdg. Company G, Fifth West Virginia Cavalry.

HEADQUARTERS,

Cumberland, August 5, 1864.

Major Z. SOUTH,

153rd Ohio National Guard:

MAJOR: Cars will be sen to North Branch this a. m., and you are directed to load the men of your command and proceed without delay along the line of railroad, distributing your force at the different points along the route, the details of which will be indicated by Colonel Stough, who accompanies the train.

By order of Brigadier-General Kelley:

C. A. FREEMAN,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

GRAFTON, August 5, 1864.

Brigadier-General KELLEY:

My brigade is ordered out. Can you advise me of the locality or movements of the enemy?

E. E. BUNKER,

Brigadier-General, Third Brigade.

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