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Army of the Potomac.[from our own correspondent.] Fairfax County, Sept. 7th. The road from Manassas Junction to Alexandria and Washington is through a tract of country abounding in beautiful scenery. The succession of hill and valley; of cultivated farms and patches of woodland; of pasture land and meadows, makes it delightful to travel through. Near Manassas the land is quite level, but immediately beyond it is rolling and broken. Still farther on the hills grow larger and steeper, until they run into a chain of continued hills that lie opposite the cities of Washington and Georgetown. Taking the Centreville road, one soon comes to the site of the battle of the 18th near Blackburn's Ford. On the Manassas side there is a broad meadow and a long line of intervale land, but across the Run there is a steep cliff covered with a dense pine thicket. It was here that the Washington Artillery did such good service on the 18th. There are few signs of the battle left to