Col. Hill and his aid Capt. Midicier here examining maps &c with B. C. Bailey. Cavalry company passed down this morning toward Chester, stopped for water. Sent John a basket of pies, biscuit, &c. by Walter Chalfont. Fighting is reported at Buffington. Capt. Moores Co. supposed to be there. About three o’clock about 400 men with picks & shovels came on train to fortify or obstruct roads. Gave them all we had cooked. Suppose we fed more than 200 today.