War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0715 Chapter LV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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CUMBERLAND, August 6, 1864.

Colonel STEVENSON,

New Creek:

What news have you from the army this morning? By what roads were they then retreating toward Moorefield? General Averell is in Springfield this a. m.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

NEW CREEK, August 6, 1864.

General KELLEY,

Cumberland:

My scouts have just returned. They report the enemy at Oldfields, near Moorefield.

ROBT. STEVENSON,

Colonel.

NEW CREEK, August 6, 1864.

(Received Cumberland 2.20 p. m.)

Brigadier-General KELLEY:

Our scouts report the enemy leaving Burlington for Moorefield on Mill Creek road. A number of citizens confirm this statement.

R. STEVENSON,

Colonel, Commanding.

CUMBERLAND, August 6, 1864-8 p. m.

Colonel STEVENSON,

New Creek:

Direct Major Simpson to hold him command in readiness to move to Greenland Gap promptly on receive in the order. General Averell is pursuing the enemy.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

CUMBERLAND, August 6, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

North Branch:

You will send a scout of forty men to escort Captain Byers, of General Averell's staff, to Mechanicsburg Gap. The scout will go up Patterson's Creek to Sheets' Mill, and thence via the Knobly road. If General Averell has passed the gap the squad will proceed with Captain Byers till he overtakes General Averell. Send the dispatches to me that General Averell may send back.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.