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the agent at New Creek, will render you prompt assistance in moving your command. Please send for him and inform him what you want done. The cars are on their way to you.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

[AUGUST 9, 1864.-For Averell's congratulatory orders, see p. 505.]

CUMBERLAND August 9, 1864-12 m.

Major-General SHERIDAN,

Harper's Ferry:

I reported to General Hunter at 11 p. m. last night General Averell's dispatch to me. He arrived at New Creek yesterday evening and is now awaiting cars to move his command, in obedience to your orders. A portion of his troops will move this evening. I send you copy of General Averell's dispatch of the 8th.*

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

HARPER'S FERRY, August 9, 1864.

(Received Cumberland 8.40 a. m. 11th.)

Brigadier-General KELLEY:

The news of Averells' success reached me by your telegram last night and was at once transmitted to Washington. I want you to commence repairing the telegraph this way as far as Martinsburg and I will order General Weber to repair the line from this direction to that place. I think after to-morrow there will be no danger.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

CUMBERLAND, August 9, 1864.

Governor BOREMAN,

Wheeling:

Brigadier General J. C. Sullivan has been ordered to assume command of all the forces in the Kanawha Valley, with headquarters at Charleston.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Cumberland, August 9, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER SIXTH WEST VIRGINIA CAVALRY,

North Branch:

The general commanding directs that you send, without delay, a scout, to consist of forty men, in charge of a reliable officer, to Frankfort, thence via Springfield to Romney, W. Va. A prompt report of all matters of interest will be expected.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. A. FREEMAN,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*See p. 734.

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