War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0764 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LV.

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HARPER'S FERRY, August 10, 1864.

Brigadier-General AVERELL:

Your dispatch concerning men with General Kelley and notification of the capture of Major Green, chief engineer, General Early's staff, received. Your reports of engagement with McCausland and Johnson was received. General Kelley has been ordered to send the 400 men of Eighth Ohio Back to your command.

J. W. FORSYTH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

[HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,]

August 10, 1864.

General AVERELL:

I have directed General Torbert to move to the Front Roayl pike to-night; Lowell's brigade to Summit Point. The infantry I will move to Summit Point and Berryville. I send out Captain O'Keeffe, of my staff, to see you. Give him all the items.

Yours, truly,

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General.

HANCOCK, August 10, 1864-9.20 p. m.

Brigadier-General AVERELL:

Scout from hedgesville has just returned. The enemy left that place yesterday, and they informed the citizens that they were going direct to Winchester. Citizens report that the enemy left Martinsburg this a. m. for Winchester. Will send scout up Back Creek Valley to Martinsburg grade, then toward [sic], to ascertain the truth of report in the morning.

HENRY N. HARRISON,

Aide-de-Camp.

NEW CREEK, August 10, 1864.

(Received Cumberland 8.15 p. m.)

General B. F. KELLEY:

Scouting party has just returned from within four miles of Romney. They could learn of no enemy there or in that region.

ROBT. STEVENSON,

Colonel.

CUMBERLAND, August 10, 1864.

Colonel STEVENSON,

New Creek:

Send two companies of the Eleventh West Virginia, with a squad of cavalry, on a scout to Greenland Gap. direct them to take five days' rations.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.