War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0750 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LV.

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CLARKSBURG, August 9, 1864.

(Received Cumberland 10.30 a. m.)

Brigadier-General KELLEY:

Scouts sent toward Monterey report no rebel force of importance in that vicinity, but 300 or 400 are said to be at Franklin.

N. WILKINSON.

CLARKSBURG, August 9, 1864.

(Received Cumberland 9.30 p. m.)

Brigadier-General KELLEY:

At 9 p. m. I have the following:

BUCKHANNON.

Cannonading has been heard to-day in direction of Beverly. The wire between here and that place is down. I have mounted part of my force for scouts.

H. H. HAGANS,

Captain.

N. WILKINSON.

CLARKSBURG, August 9, 1864-9.30 p. m.

Brigadier-General KELLEY:

Am in communication with Beverly. The cannonading is east of there; supposed at Winchester or Moorefield.

N. WILKINSON,

Colonel.

WASHINGTON, August 9, 1864-3.20 p. m.

Major-General WALLACE,

Commanding:

Select three 100-days' Pennsylvania regiments of your command and order onto to each of the following points: Johnson's Island, Ohio, Rock Island, Ill.; Chicago, Ill. In addition, send a Massachusetts 10-day's regiment to Indianapolis, Ind. Report to this office when regiments will start, and inform Major-General Heintzelman, commanding, Columbus, Ohio, of departure of each.

By order:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

BALTIMORE, MD., August 9, 1864.

(Received 12 p. m.)

Colonel E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The four regiments will be put en route at once in accordance with your orders. Major-General Heintzelman will be informed of time of departure.

LEW. WALLACE,

Major-General of Volunteers.