--On Thursday afternoon last heavy cannonading was heard at Fredericksburg
, and supposed to proceed from the locality of Evansport
, on the Potomac
, about twenty-five miles above Aquia Creek
A gentleman from about a mile above Evansport
says he saw seven shots fired.
He thinks they were from a boat howitzer, and evidently in the direction of a farm house — His opinion is that the firing was at private residences along the Potomac
It has been surmised here that the firing was higher up, and the opinion is expressed that it must have been in the vicinity of Alexandria
or Arlington Heights
As many as seventy distinct reports were counted at the camp near Chapawamsic.