incoln, is in charge of the prisoners, and they allege that he is very harsh and unaccommodating; but they speak in the warmest terms of the kindness of Major Winder and other Confederate officers.
Affairs South of the Potomac.
The Washington Star publishes a letter dated Lewinsville, Fairfax county, Aug. 23, from which we make an extract:
To-day a detachment of U. S. troops (cavalry and infantry) passed up through this section, going upon the Leesburg turnpike as far as Joshua Gibson's, about ten miles from Georgetown, where they came in sight of the Confederate camp.
They also arrested and took to the city a man named McNerhany, of Langley, and Basil Gantt, who lived about a mile and a half above the Chain Bridge.
Seizures are being almost dally made by the Confederates, who pick up young and old and send them off to Manassas.
Last Friday night Mr. William Woodworth, of this place, who had been staying at Washington, came up to see if his family were well, an