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afford us any information as to the enemy's strength and their intentions; but, observing how small comparatively were our numbers, he said, with a shrug of his shoulders, Gentlemen, I can only give you one piece of advice — that is, to try and make your escape as quickly as possible; if not, your capture by the large army in front of you is a certainty. I replied, laughing, That we preferred to wait a little while yet, and that it was our habit always to fight before retreating. Our brave Belge, with great earnestness, claimed his neutral privileges, and exhibited a profound disinclination to be sent as a captive to Richmond; but, being taken in full Yankee uniform, no exception could be made in his case, and accordingly he was eventually sent, with other prisoners, to that objectionable locality, there to await his regular exchange. Hour after hour passed away in this trying state of uncertainty, until at last, towards mid-day, the fog cleared away, and we were enabled to disc