ny to which the Federal picket belonged, and on this fact being reported to Captain Loyden, commanding one of the companies in the 23d N. Y. Regiment, he directed a rederate soldier.
When the two had approached near enough to exchange words, Capt. Loyden stated what arms he bore, and asked if the meeting was to be a hostile one.
ated that he was armed in like manner, but desired only a friendly interview Capt. Loyden then advanced to meet the latter, who introduced himself as Capt. Saunders, they both deplored as contrary to the usages of civilized warfare, and which Capt. Loyden informed Capt. Saunders was contrary to the express order of his Colonel, an never to fire except in self-defence.
Capt. Saunders next inquired whether Capt. Loyden was in receipt of any authentic intelligence respecting the capture of fortsort of which had reached the Confederate troops stationed in Fairfax county. Capt. Loyden having informed Capt. Saunders that the intelligence was undoubtedly correct