- Pierpont, Francis H.
- Schenck, Robert C.
- Copy. To Genl Schenck Balto-. I recd despatch of like import from Gov Tod. The troops will be here at ten oclock this PM. Boats are waiting to take them down immediately. They were Ex[pecting?] attack at Parkersburg this PM but no news of yet. I am satisfied Gen Roberts is not the man for place. He has not stirred a step making all so[rts?] of excuses. Gen Kelley should assume command at onc[e?] and attack them wherever they stop. they don't [word obscured] to fight until all the railroads are destroyed in the so[uth?] FH Peirpoint [Francis H. Pierpont] (sent at 10.10 pm)