e steamers Pawnee, Harriet Lane, and Yankee, went down the river during last night.
The steamer Anacostia has had her boilers put aboard of her, and is being rapidly fitted up. The steamer Jacob Bell has gone into dock for repairs.
Doings across the Potomac. Washington, Oct. 16.
--Col. Taylor, of the Thirty-third N. Y. Regiment, has been temporarily appointed to the command of Gen. Steven's brigade, the latter having been detached for important service elsewhere.
Morrell Allen, of the N. Y. Thirty-fifth Regiment, Company H.
was dangerously wounded to day by the rebel pickets, at Barrett's hill, beyond Falls Church.
From the observatory at Upton's hill to-day a large rebel force, consisting of cavalry and d companies of infantry, were seen on the Leesburg turnpike, four miles from Falls Church. Twenty-three army wagons accompanied there, and the supposition is they were on a foraging expedition.
The divisions on the right of our army were ordered un