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abandoned, and we turned our horses towards camp. I would like to give a description of the present appearance of the battle- field, but mere words would fail to give the correct idea of it to be gained by accurate maps and drawings. Up to this time none have been issued worthy a glance, or that are not better calculated to mislead than to instruct. I am happy to learn, however, that a book, with maps to fold in it, is now in press, and will be issued at an early day. Messrs. Warder and Catlett, both practical surveyors of this vicinity, are preparing for publication maps of the battle grounds of Bull Run and Manassas Plains. They have both spent many days in taking the bearings and distances of all the roads, the meanders of the streams, the position of every piece or body of woods, and the location of every house. To this is added the position of the troops during the battle, given in conventional signs. A competent draftsman was employed to give an exact delineation of the s