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The Daily Dispatch: August 8, 1864., [Electronic resource], The Northern Presidential campaign — the War. (search)
ashington Chronicle of the 6th--all that he had an opportunity to copy: From the upper Potomac. Pittsburg, August 5. --A dispatch has been received here, stating that an engagement was fought yesterday at 4 P. M. with the raiders at New Creek, on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, twelve miles east of Piedmont, towards Cumberland. The fight was desperate. Pittsburg, August 5.--General Kelly telegraphs officially to this city: "My forces repulsed the enemy yesterday at New CreekNew Creek, under McCausland and Bradley Johnson. The enemy attacked our post to-day at three o'clock P. M. The fight continued until late in the evening. The enemy then retired, leaving their killed and wounded. Their loss was severe. Ours light — not exceeding twenty-five killed and fifty wounded. The garrison made a gallant resistance." Governor Curtin has called for thirty thousand militia. In his proclamation, he says: "I cannot too earnestly urge upon the people of this State th