Series 1, Volume 27, part 3, pp. 771-72
North Mountain, Va., July 26, 1863—9 a.m.
(Received 12.30 p.m.)
Chief of Staff:
My cavalry occupied Martinsburg yesterday; found no enemy in arms. There are quite a number of sick and wounded officers and men, who have been paroled. My cavalry scouts, sent up the Valley west of North Mountain, west as far as Whitehall, within 8 miles of Winchester. Captured some stragglers, but did not fall in with forage trains. A messenger came in last night from Winchester, and reports the rebels had all left that place but four companies; that there were 140 of our sick and wounded left there, without subsistence or medical stores. I have sent a cavalry force this forenoon with the subsistence and medicines.
B. F. Kelley,
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: July 1863