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tack had been planned on our side; when, promptly forewarned by traitors, they hastily withdrew to Fairfax. It does not appear that the main body of their army ever deliberately took position this side of Centerville. Gen. McClellan commenced July 30th, 1861. by ordering the officers and men of his army out of Washington, where too many, especially of the former, had hitherto been indulged in idling away their time, to the neglect of their duties and the damage of their morals. Col. Andrew Porter, of the 16th regulars, was appointed Provost Marshal to carry this order into effect. The organization of the Army into brigades was soon afterward Aug. 4th. effected; and these brigades were ultimately Oct. 15th. formed into divisions. But the formation of army corps was, for some reason, postponed and delayed, until finally March 8th, 1862. it was peremptorily directed by the President. Meantime, the patient, loyal, earnest North, soon recovering from the shock of its a