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Army of the Potomac. [our own Correspondent.] Outposts, (Near Fairfax,) Dec. 8th, 1861. Still everything is quiet on the outposts, and there are no signs of any advance on the part of the enemy. The weather continues fine, and the roads as good as they ever are either in summer or winter. No objections could now be offered for not fighting, on the score of had roads, for they are in excellent condition for the use of artillery and for the transportation of army stores. As there is nothing in the shape of war matters to employ my pen, I will give you the story of Redmond Burke, the Scout, who was captured by the Federals at the battle of Lewinsville, and recently escaped from their clutches by scaling the walls of the jail in Washington. While Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, then Col. Stuart of the 1st Virginia Cavalry, was in the army of the Shenandoah, he was joined by Burke and his two sons, all of whom enlisted in the cavalry; but the elder was retained as special esc