27, 1862—4 P. M.
General Burnside, Falmouth,—I send you the last order from General Pope, which indicates the future as well as the present.
Wagons are rolling along rapidly to the rear, as if a mighty power was propelling them.
I see no cause for alarm, though I think this order may cause it. McDowell moves on Gainesville, where Sigel now is. The latter got to Buckland Bridge in time to put out the fire and kick the enemy, who is pursuing his route unmolested to the Shenandoah, or Loudoun county.
The forces are Longstreet's, A. P. Hill's, Jackson's, Whiting's, Ewell's, and Anderson's (late Huger's) divisions.
Longstreet is said by a deserter to be very strong.
They have much artillery and long wagon-trains.
The raid on the railroad was near Cedar Run, and made by a regiment of infantry, two squadrons of cavalry, and a section of artillery.
The place was guarded by nearly three regiments of infantry and some cavalry.
They routed the guard, captured a train and many men, des