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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,

Cumberland, Md., January 14, 1865-9.30 p.m.

Brigadier General I. H. DUVAL,

Commanding First Infantry Division, Dept. of West Virginia:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you have one regiment at the railroad depot in Cumberland to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock, ready to load on board of a train for Clarksburg, Va. The regiment will probably be gone three days, and the men should take only such things as are necessary for their immediate comfort. Let it be a good, strong regiment.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. P. KENNEDY,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CLARKSBURG, W. VA., January 14, 1865.

Bvt. Major General B. F. KELLEY,

Cumberland, Md.:

Scout sent to Beverly returned to Buckhannon last night and report 12 men wounded adn 4 killed of the Eighth Ohio Cavalry; 3 wounded and 1 killed of the Thirty-fourth Ohio. Of the rebels 6 were wounded, one of whom is Colonel Cook or Crook, who lost his left leg. Citizens estimate that 450 of our men were taken prisoners. Lieutenant-Colonels Youart and Furney escaped from the rebels after being taken some distance. The rebels moved toward Lewisburg. Nearly 200 stragglers have reported at Philippi and Buckhannon. Expect to have telegraph open to-morrow.

N. WILKINSON,

Colonel, Commanding.

CUMBERLAND, January 14, 1865-9.30 p.m.

Colonel WILKINSON,

Clarksburg, W. Va.:

Keep a good lookout, and report at once anything reliable you hear. A regiment will go to you at Clarksburg to-morrow morning.

ROBT. P. KENNEDY,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CLARKSBURG, January 14, 1865-10.20 p.m.

Major R. P. KENNEDY,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Cumberland:

Have had no communication with Weston since 7 o'clock. Indications are that Weston is in possession of the enemy, who will probably be here before morning. Start the regiment to-night, if possible.

N. WILKINSON,

Colonel.

CHARLESTON, W. VA., January 14, 1865.

Major ROBERT P. KENNEDY,

Asst. Adjt. General, Dept. of W. Va., Cumberland, Md.:

Petition mailed yesterday. Heard a week ago that the Lewisburg force, four companies, was going to make a move. They tried to cross