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HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY. 119
Great Cacapon, June 4, 1862. 9:43 P. M.
Head Quarters, Co. C, 54th Regiment P. V.
    Col. Campbell: Gen. Carl Schurz wishes you to send a hand car for himself and staff, seven in number, by daylight tomorrow morning. He wishes me to say that he would like to see you, also Captain Bonacker.
R. P. Robinson.

Telegram from Col. Campbell to Gen. John E. Wool:

    I cannot longer hold my position on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, unless re-enforced. The rebels are advancing up the road. They are in strong force at Hedgesville and North Mountain. My regiments are the only Union troops between North Mountain and the South Branch of the Potomac.
    Sept. 26, 1862.
Alpine Depot, September 17, 1862.
Col. Campbell:
    Dear Sir: I have just received information that there is a very large force under Jackson on a forced march to Hancock. It came from Adjutant General Russell by telegraph to McConnellsburg, Fulton County, Pa., and from there to this place by two men on horse back. Governor Curtin has 50,000 men at Harrisburg that he will bring here if the above is the fact: he wants information as to whether it is so or not. I have promised to send the word to McConnellsburg.
    I have the Honor to be,
Your Obedient Servant,
T. H. Lapsley.

    The following is Col. Campbell's report on the capture of Companies B and K:
Hdqrs, Fifty Fourth Reg't, Pennsylvania Vols.
Sir John's Run, Va., October 9, 1862.
Major General Franklin:
    General: I haved to report that, on the morning of the 4th instant, at 6 o'clock, the enemy, with a force of about 900 (supposed to be under the command of Colonel Imboden, and from Romney), composed of infantry, cavalry, and one piece of artillery, made an attack on Company K. Fifty Fourth Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, Captain Edmund R. Newhard, at Little Cacapon Bridge. Seven men of Company K were wounded, when the company surrendered. The enemy set fire to the bridge (a temporary trestle-work) and cut the telegraph wire, and then proceeded to Paw Paw, 3 miles distant, where company B, Captain John H. Hite was stationed. The whole rebel force immediately surrounded them on all sides, when, deeming resistence useless, that Company surendered. Finding the telegraph deranged, I took a party of 20 men, in an engine, from this post, and proceeded up the railroad to within


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