HARPER'S FERRY, January 15, 1865.
(Received 12.55 p.m.)
Chief of Staff;
I have received the following from General Crook in relation to the Beverly affair:
Scouts returned from Beverly report 4 men killed and 12 wounded of the Eighth Ohio Volunteer Cavalry; none killed and 3 wounded of the Thirty-fourth Ohio Infantry. Of the rebels 6 were wounded, one of whom, Colonel Cook, lost his leg. Citizens estimate that 450 of our men were taken prisoners. Lieutenant-Colonels Youart and Furney escaped after being taken some distance. The rebels moved toward Lewisburg. Nearly 200 stragglers have reported at Philippi and Buckhannon. Expect to have telegraph opened to-morrow.
I a now on my way to make an inspection of the Department of West Virginia.
P. H. SHERIDAN,
HDQRS. MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION, No. 13. January 15, 1865.
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2. Colonel O. Edwards, Thirty-seventh Massachusetts Volunteers, in relieved from duty with this army, will proceed to join his command, with permission to delay en route twenty days from the 19th instant. Captain T. G. Colt, acting assistant adjutant-general, has permission to accompany him.
By command of Major-General Sheridan:
C. KINGSBURY, Jr.,
FAIRFAX COURT-HOUSE, VA.,
January 15, 1865-7 p.m. (Received 8 p.m.)
Lieutenant Colonel J. H. TAYLOR,
Chief of Staff, Department of Washington:
Lieutenant-Colonel Clendenin and detachment Eighth Illinois Cavalry have just returned, with 13 prisoners, two of them officers, about 300 sheep, and 30 horses, found near White Plains, moving south; one rebel killed; no loss of our men or horses. The department Thirteenth and Sixteenth New York Cavalry returned this afternoon. Three prisoners received. Official reports from the officers in charge will be forwarded as soon as received.
Colonel, Commanding Brigade.