Series 1, Volume 25, part 2, p. 145
March 17, 18637.50 p.m.
Major-General Wright, Cincinnati:
I am in communication with General Scammon. Birch Station was attacked yesterday, but the attack was repulsed. He has re-enforced Bulltown and Sutton; apprehends no danger if ammunition reaches there in time. Ammunition for one regiment only got to Clarksburg yesterday, one month after requisition had been forwarded for same, and for about 500 arms. Ordnance officer answered: No stores at Wheeling.
This brigade should be fully equipped for active service at once. My entire front is menaced, and my available reserve to support any threatened part or main attack on Beverly (as expected) consists of 700 armed men.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: March 1863