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e body of Secessionists made their appearance at the Great Falls, above Washington, opposite Major Gerhardt's command, Eighth German Battalion, of about two hundred men, and commenced firing. Major GMajor Gerhardt's battalion returned the fire, and after the exchange of a few volleys, nobody hurt, the rebels retired, but returned again this afternoon about five o'clock with reinforcements comprising a bcavalry. The firing was kept up with spirit on both sides for several hours, and two men of Major Gerhardt's command were mortally wounded and have since died--privates George Riggs and Martin Ohl. No other men were wounded on the Union side, but Major Gerhardt's sharp-shooters emptied several saddles on the other side, and suppose they must have killed at least a dozen before the enemy retired. Gerhardt's men are anxious to cross the river and meet their enemies hand to hand if they can be found. The firing from the other side was all along the shore from near Dickey's tavern to above the