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Army of the Potomac. [our own correspondent.] Dumfries, Oct. 20, 1861. The evening of Friday last found Centreville in such a condition that it was difficult to say whether one was himself or some other man. To collect our ideas a little, as well as to drive off dyspepsia and the gout, threatened by high life in camp, a trip to Manassas was decided upon. Saturday morning found us in a quiet country farm house, not far from the village. Standing beneath a trellis, over which sweet honeysuckles grow and shaded the porch, we waited patiently for "something to turn up" to give employment to two roving pens. Suddenly a dull, booming sound came to our ears from the direction of our batteries on the Potomac. "There's a gun," said my friend "Personne," who was quietly smoking his Havana; "and another, and another," as the reports reverberated through the air in quick succession. Every moment the firing increased, until the sounds run into each other, producing a continuous