h half the command awake at a time, with no fires and perfectly silent.
After picketing wherever the cross roads pointed out by Dr. Dyer seemed to demand it, we proceeded at four o'clock P. M., on the 9th instant, toward the Confederate camp at Marshall's store, carefully scouring the laurel bushes.
Immediately after the main body, with Captain Wing, in the advance guard, emerged from a dense thicket which lined each side of the road.
Our scouts commenced firing, having come so close to the egh to dress the wounds of one of our men--private Frank Cooner of Company G. Third Ohio, who was wounded in two places, besides receiving a ball through his haversack; but is now doing well.
The force represented by the prisoners in camp near Marshall's store, amounts to eight thousand men; they also report that two pieces of artillery and two regiments of infantry were ordered out in pursuit, doubtless the same — a portion of which, next day, attacked the two companies of your regiment occup