turned into a complete rout when Colonel Kelley
, (who had been greatly impeded by the state of the roads) came up and joined in the attack.
The enemy left behind them their camp-equipage, seven hundred stand of arms, and several horses.
They lost about fifteen men killed and wounded.
On the Federal
side, Colonel Kelley
was severely wounded, but recovered.
now pushed the Ohio
regiments on into Virginia
as rapidly as they could be decently equipped.
But the great deficiency which still existed in all military necessaries much retarded him. The loyalists, on the 13th of June, formed a provisional government at Wheeling
, with the lion.
Francis H. Pierpoint
But Old Virginia was determined not to lose the fine country beyond the Alleghanies
without a struggle.
Large reinforcements arrived at Beverly
, on the Staunton
road, the Headquarters of the enemy; and with them came General Robert Selden Garnett
, the former commandant at West Point
, and an officer of high reputation, to assume the chief command.
Upon learning this, General McClellan
thought it time to move; and, his preparations being so far advanced as to justify it, he left Cincinnati
on the 20th of June, and arrived at Grafton
on the 22d.
He still received no orders from Washington
, and was even left ignorant of the plan for the campaign in Eastern Virginia
His own department was very extensive, and the simple administrative cares connected with it extremely arduous.
Besides, not only in Virginia
, but in Kentucky