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to gain their warmest admiration By his zeal and proficiency he his upon several elected the highs at commendation of his superior officers. We congratulate , merely observing that I had been enough within the lines of camps to know what was my duty on such occasions. I subsequently was presented to Mr. Walker, the Secretary at War, who promised to furnish me with the needful documents before I left Montgomery. In his room were General Beauregard and several officers, engaged over plans and maps, apparently in a little council of war, which was, perhaps, not without reference to the intelligence that the United States troops were marching on Norfolk Navy Yard, and had actually occupied Alexandria. On leaving the Secretary, I proceeded to the room of the Attorney General, Mr. Benjamin, a very intelligent and able man, whom I found busied in prep carillons connected with the issue of letters of marque. Everything in the office looked like earnest work and business.