War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0888 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LV.

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CUMBERLAND, August 22, 1864.

Captain FARIS,

Oakland:

It is reported McNeill is preparing for a raid into the Glades. Be on the alert. Give Godwin notice to be active and not suffer himself to be caught off his guard.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brevet Major-General.

CUMBERLAND, August 22, 1864.

Captain PETRIE,

Hancock:

What information did you get from Averell's scouts? Where have they been? Did they come through Martinsburg? What did they learn of the rebels?

B. F. KELLEY,

Brevet Major-General.

HANCOCK, August 22, 1864.

General KELLEY:

General Averell's scouts came from Martinsburg to Bath; found country all clear; they say no rebels heard of near. General Averell is in Martinsburg. I think the road all safe and sound in this quarter. They say heavy firing was heard in direction of Point of Rocks yesterday. Shall we move up to Back Creek or North Mountain? Answer immediately.

P. B. PETRIE,

Captain.

CUMBERLAND, August 22, 1864.

Captain PETRIE,

Hancock:

I think you had better not run down to North Mountain yet. You might send a small squad on hand-car, if you think best, and communicate with General Averell if he is in Martinsburg.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION,

August 22, 1864-8 a.m.

Major-General COUCH:

Latest reports of scouts place the main forces of the enemy at Winchester and Bunker Hill. They advanced a skirmish line yesterday, and attacked our cavalry pickets at Smithfield, but obtained no success than we can hear of. All quiet at last accounts at Martinsburg. Heavy firing this morning.

WM. W. AVERELL,

Brigadier-General.