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Will you please issue the necessary orders at once. Will you also direct that cars for the transportation of my command to Hancock be furnished at once. I thank you for your congratulation.

WM. W. AVERELL,

Brigadier-General.

CUMBERLAND, August 8, 1864.

Brigadier-General AVERELL,

New Creek:

I will have cars sent you as soon as possible. It will be impossible to relieve the Eighth Ohio until General Hunter can give me some troops to take their place.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

NEW CREEK, August 8, 1864.

Brigadier-General KELLEY:

Please order cars for the prisoners. There are thirty-eight officers among them. What shall be done with the guns? McCausland received orders at 2 o'clock yesterday morning to march to Winchester.

WM. W. AVERELL,

Brigadier-General.

CUMBERLAND, August 78, 1864.

Brigadier-General AVERELL,

New Creek:

Cars will be at New Creek to-morrow morning at 8 o'clock for your prisoners. Colonel Stevenson will furnish a guard to take them to Wheeling if you wish it. You will received an order this evening from General Sheridan which I very much regret I do not understand. General Hunter has not advised me in regard to it. The guns you may send here. I will send Captain Harrison, assistant quartermaster, to New Creek to-morrow to provide for your wants.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SECOND BRIGADIER, SECOND CAV. DIV., No. ---.

New Creek, W. Va., August 8, 1864.

The colonel commanding congratulates the officers and men of the brigade upon the part borne by them in the brilliant success achieved by them through the united efforts of the officers and men of the division on the morning of the 7th instant at Moorefield, W. Va., over an enemy twice our number, and with every advantage in his favor. The conduct of the command was all that could have been desired. You did your duty as good and faithful soldiers, and your effort were not in vain. The result was glorious-the honor of which is, as the labor was, equally shared between you and your sister brigade and division commander. But in the midst of our exultation over our victory we were called upon to mourn the loss of our brave and gallant comrade in arms, Major S. B. Conger, Third West Virginia Cavalry, who fell while leading his regiment against the enemy. In his death the regiment lost an able, brave, intelligent, and energetic officer, and one who ever