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his destination Gen. McCall sent the following despatch: Dranesville, Oct. 19, 1861, 6.30 P. M. To Gen. McClellan: I arrived here this morning. All is quiet. No enemy seen. Country for one mile beyond Difficult creek broken and woody. Bad country to manoeuvre. Nothing but skirmishing could be done by infantry. Artillery could not leave the road. One mile beyond Difficult creek the country becomes open; some pretty battle-fields. Country high. I shall bivouac here to-night. Park is with me. (Signed) Geo. A. Mccall. He remained near Dranesville during the whole of the 20th, covering the operations of the topographical engineers. On the morning of the 21st he sent me the following despatch: camp near Dranesville, Va., Oct. 21, 1861, 6.30 A. M. Maj.-Gen. Geo. B. McClellan: general: In a couple of hours we shall have completed the plane-table survey to the ground I first occupied one and one-half miles in front, and, by odometer or by observation, all t