Washington, June 1—The
steamers Freeborn and Anacostia are engaging the
battery at Aquia Creek.Two war vessels have been ordered to their
support.After firing some ten or twelve
shots, the steamer withdrew.None of the
Confederate forces were hurt.On Friday
the fight was renewed.The
Fredericksburg News in a postscript dated at half-past six P. M. of Friday,
vessels appeared off Aquia Creek this morning at —two steamers, a tug, and a
schooner—and opened fire upon our battery, which continued until 1 P. M.
the troops from here arrived it was all over.We learn from Edward White, Esq., private in the Artillery, who has just
returned on a hand car, that none of our men are hurt.The officers’ quarters were injured by a
shell.The enemy fired wild, big shot,
but often over the hill tops.No attempt
was made to land.
Walker’s Battery fired on them from the Tump,
the elevation below, and killed some with shell, as was distinctly seen with a
glass.Walker fired 12 shots in two minutes with 3
of his guns, and 150 times in all.A
Marylander came over and says they brought some ashore to bury.
hauled off, had enough—but still in sight.Our men are still there.