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o pass hastily by close under the opposite shore.--They rarely escape a shot, however. The prospect of a fight at this point still continues good, although the enemy has made no decided advance. Heintzieman's division, consisting of some 4,000 men, are five miles north of Occoquan, and are, if report says truly, building pontoons and portable bridges. A large body of men are engaged in cutting the wood between Pohick Church and Fairfax, and in hauling it to Washington and Alexandria. Hay, grain, and stock is carried off whenever found, and they are very vigilant in ferreting out anything that can be used by the army. The superior energy displayed by the enemy was never more clearly shown than within the past few weeks. While we have been idly waiting for an attack, the Yankees have been vigorously pushing every preparation for the winter campaign. On the upper Potomac they have advanced in three columns, taking every field of grain in the country, threshing it out on the s