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Army of the Potomac. [our own correspondent.] Manassas, Dec. 27th. Today our whole army is engaged in building log houses for winter quarters, or in moving to sites already selected. Several brigades will remain where they now are, near the fortifications in Centreville, and the remainder will fall back a mile or two upon Bull Run. --Gen. Kirby Smith's brigade is at "Camp Wigfall," to the right of the Orange and Alexandria road, near the Run. Near by, the whole of Van Dorn's division are making themselves comfortable in their little cottages which rise rapidly day by day, under the diligent hands of the soldiers. A few brigades are scattered down towards the Occoquan, where wood and water is plenty, the farthest being by Davis's Ford. The artillery, with the exception of Walton's battalion, has already been located between Cub Run and Stone Bridge. The cavalry has fallen back a little and they are now building stables and houses near Centreville. Gen. Stuart will remain