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The Daily Dispatch: September 6, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.our Army near Washington. Confederate States Army, Fairfax Station, Va., Sept. 1 Last evening I returned from Mason's Hill, seven miles south of Washington, D. C. Mason's Hill derives its name from the gentleman's name (Capt. Mason, now in the Confederate service at Norfolk, Va.,) who is the proprietor. Mason's Hill is a very high and commanding position, and about two miles from Munson's Hill, both of which are now fortified and in possession of the "rebels." In a straight line from Mason's Hill stands the Capitol at Washington, and which can readily be seen with the naked eye Whilst beholding the dome of the Capitol, I feel like one looking upon the "promised land," where shortly, I hope, "may our possessions be." I had the pleasure of seeing Prof. Lowe's balloon, and am sure his observations were of little account to him. The Yankee experiment of ballooning came near receiving a great "pull back," by the firing upon the ballo
ht with them, from we know not where. The boys on guard, however, put two Minnie balls clean through her, when they paddled back to this bank in double-quick time. Our opinion here is that it is getting more difficult than formerly for direct communication between the Baltimore seceders and their fellows in Virginia. There are no signs of any movement on the part of the enemy in this vicinity. Alexandria, Sept. 3--The disunion troops are erecting a fortification about a mile below Murry Mason's, on the land of Levi Deming, (cottage farm, five miles out on the Little river turnpike) The Southern pickets have possession of the upper part of the farm and the Union pickets of the lower part of the farm. In the meantime, Mr. Deming has thought it proper to leave. The disunion pickets are arresting Union men in the Accotink neighborhood. We learn that they have arrested Mr. P. H. Troth, a very worthy and reliable and inoffensive citizen, a miller, and one of great value to th