The commanding general directs that you have a suitable guard from the Third Corps placed in the depots at Edwards Ferry to-night.
UNION MILLS, VA., June 25, 1863.
(Received 8. 20 p. m.)
Major T. T. ECKERT:
Heavy firing has been heard for a couple of hours in the direction of Wolf Run Shoals, both musketry and artillery. Only an occasional shot is heard now, but it is very distant, apparently not more than 3 miles off. I was told a few minutes ago that the rebels had attacked two of our batteries on the way from Bristoe to Fairfax Station. Have not heard result.
J. D. FINNEY,
JUNE 25, 1863-7. 10 p. m.
Commanding Officer Cavalry Corps:
The commanding general directs that you hold your command in readiness to march in the direction of Edwards Ferry. Hancock will be at Gum Springs to-night. The first, Third, and Eleventh Corps will cross the river to-day. No supplies will be sent up to you to-day, unless you absolutely need them. You can draw at Edwards Ferry. Answer.
FAIRFAX STATION, June 25, 1863.
(Received 8. 40 p. m.)
Brigadier-General Tyler informs me that the enemy are in position with a battery on the other side of Wolf Run Shoals, shelling the woods on this side. Adjutant-General Williams telegraphs the operators at Union Mills to leave immediately.
June 25, 1863-6 p. m.
That portion of the rebel troops passing by Boonsborough are evidently taking the route by Emmitsburg into Pennsylvania. A. P. Hill's division passed Sharpesburg this morning direct for Hagerstown.