se batteries by order of Gen. Trimble.
He has the force well systematized, and by carefully selecting the best gunners from the different regiments, has formed an efficient corps.
Up to this date, since the 15th, no steamer has passed uninjured.
Of course we do not care to waste powder upon the numberless schooners, flats, and oyster boats that go from the city.
It will be time enough to attend to them when the marine corps is organized.
The light batteries on the show do very good service and throw shot with great precision.
In this affair two were engaged--one under Capt. R. Snowden Andrew, and the other under Capt. B. Lindsay Walker.
The General speaks of both these gentlemen in terms of great p
I do not hear of anything new in Centreville or its vicinity.
Opinion seems to be nearly equally divided upon the question whether or not the Federals will come out. I believe the majority think McClellan will be forced to fight, but possibly not on Bull Run. Bomentan.