A note to Milroy stating that Jackson has left Winchester to join Lee. Cox sent an order to Kelley to move to Beverly. Kelley offered a better suggestion and Cox is consulting headquarters, leaving Milroy to cool his heels at New Creek.
Communications, Military; Telegraph lines; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Destruction and pillage; Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1862
Kelley instructs Milroy to keep a tight control over his troops, to prevent looting and destruction of property. He also asks that Milroy repair the telegraph line between Petersburg and Romney, West Virginia.