War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0525 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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WASHINGTON, D. C., February 6, 1862.

General W. S. ROSECRANS:

Lander is moving on Romney; help him if you in any way.

GEO. B. MCLELLAN.

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HEADQUARTERS,

Wheeling, Va., February 6, 1862.

General MCCLELLAN:

Your dispatch received. Have telegraphed General Lander to call on me for anything.

W. S. ROSECRANS.

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HEADQUARTERS,

Wheeling, Va., February 6, 1862-10 p. m.

Lieutenant-Colonel COLBURN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Lander reports from Patterson's Creek, has Romney and is ten iles in advance; wants only two cavalry companies. Why should all the regiments be kept at New Creek? Stream south of Raleigh impracticable. The plan of breaking Southwest Virginia and Tennessee should take in west side of Sandy; the troops there and on my side will suffice; can do it soon. Floyd fortifying at Newberne.

W. S. ROSECRANS.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Washington, D. C., [February 6,] 1862.

General W. S. ROSECRANS,

Wheeling, Va.:

Colonel Piatt telegraphs to Secretary of War from Cabell Court-House that rebels are coming with artillery, and asks for one regiment and one battery from Ohio. I think it a stampede; but if it is not, call on Ohio. I am anxious to send all Ohio troops just now to Buell to support attack on Fort Henry, so do not take troops if you can avoid it. Will send back your four Ohio regiments to-morrow from New Creek. Enemy have men from Romney. Write you to-morrow.

G. B. MCCLELLAN,

Major-General.

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WASHINGTON, D. C., February 6, 1862.

General LANDER:

Have telegraphed Rosecrans and Banks of your movements, and to aid if possible. I think you are on the right track.

GEO. B. MCCLELLAN.

PATTERSON'S CREEK, VA., February 6, 1862.

General GEORGE M. MCCLELLAN:

Romney ours again. Advance guard at Cacapon; captured seven prisoners, but could not reach the enemy, who burned bridges in his rear; men beat out of main camp four miles south of South Branch bridge, on Wichester side. Have ordered repair of Big Cacapon