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urselves of the side walks upon the turnpike, some of them walking for the weary to ride, and others administering to our comfort by passing up and down the line and treating us to peaches, pears and melons they had bought upon the way. Our captain is peculiarly good at this, and I think he has found out the true secret of governing his men. We passed Fairfax Court-House with our spirits much more elated than when we retreated from that place at the approach of the "Grand Army" on Wednesday, the 17th of July. With "arms at will" and "route step," and many a joke and heartylaugh, we wended our way towards the "city of the Great King." The country in front rises in beautiful undulations until the hill region of the Potomac forms a vast amphitheatre, in which are to be seen clusters of chestnut, skirts of cedar, dispersed in various profusion, cultivated fields of corn and buckwheat in full bloom, stately mansions, and orchards laden with delicious fruit. Near the road, we observed