War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0950 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LV.

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find at Harper's Ferry, W. Va. Collect together every man at your camp and bring them with you. Move your command this evening, and have them provided with three days' rations to the man before starting.

By order of Brigadier-General Duffie:

E. W. CLARK, JR.,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HANCOCK, August 28, 1864

Major General B. F. KELLEY:

There are indications that the enemy is leaving the Potomac entirely. Scouts from Morgan County report no movement in your direction.

WM. W. AVERELL,

Brigadier-General.

CUMBERLAND, August 28, 1864

Captain P. G. BIER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The following telegram received from Governor Boreman will advise you fo the state of affairs in the western part of my command. I have not troops to send to relieve the people:

WHEELING, August 27, 1864

Major General B. F. KELLEY:

The counties of Wirt, Jackson, Wood, Gilmer, &c., are greatly infested with bands of rebels. plundering robbing, and carrying off the loyal people. A few days since they carried off the sheriff and deputy sherif of Jackson County, and they have not yet returned. Could not Major Simpson, with his command, be sent into that region of country?

A. I. BOREMAN,

Governor.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brevet Major-General.

CUMBERLAND, August 28, 1864

Colonel HOY,

New Creek:

Send a mounted scout of twenty men to the junction on Alleghany Mountains and ascertain if any of McNeill's men are in this neighborhood. Get Hinkle to go with them.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brevet Major-General.

CUMBERLAND, August 28, 1864

Captain FARIS,

Oakland:

It is reported that a squad of McNeill's men are in the Alleghany Mountains east of Fort Pendleton, dismounted; ten were seen yesterday at Overean's Saw-Mill. Send a scout of twenty men, with three days' rations, to assist Godwin in driving them out. Katy Cosner can give information if they are in that region.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brevet Major-General.