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Army of the Potomac. [our own correspondent.] Outpost, near Fairfax, Dec. 4th. On the morning of December 1st an order was issued to Capt. T. L. Rosser, 2d company Washington Artillery, to proceed to the outposts with his battery, with a full complement of men and horses, to relieve Latham's Battery, there on duty. Although suffering from a recent illness he made hasty preparations, and in less than half an hour was on Fairfax road. Desiring to see something more of life on the advance posts, I gladly accepted his kind invitation to accompany the battery, and am now writing from the bivouac, about one and a half miles this side the town of Fairfax. Perhaps an idea of outpost duty may not be amiss at the beginning of my letter. In maintaining an army in the face of an enemy the general principles as well as the details are interesting. Some miles before, but still within supporting distance, a commander places his advance guard. From this guard the advance pickets, th
k county, Pa., as deserters from General Banks's column, and conveyed to Baltimore over the Northern. Central Railroad, where they were remanded to the proper officers. Running the blockade of the Potomac. A letter dated Washington, December 1st, published in the Baltimore Sun, says: The steamer Reliance came up to the Navy-Yard late this afternoon. Acting Master Haunum reports that at half-past 7 this morning all the rebel batteries at Shipping Point opened fire on a wood-ladediately. The concussion knocked eight or ten soldiers into the river, and it is thought nearly all were drowned. The cargo of the Belle Creole is valued at $20,000. Insured in Cincinnati offices. Capture of a prize schooner. Washington, Dec. 1. --Authentic information has been received here that a small, light-draft Canadian steamer has been seized off the coast of Maine by a United States revenue cutter. The steamer had on board about ten thousand Springfield muskets, clothing,