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noitering the position of the enemy.--General Milroy at once saw that this hill commanded his position, and deter mined that we should not occupy it if he could prevent it. During the reconnaissance Gen. Edw. Johnson's command, consisting of Col. W. C. Scott's brigade, composed of the 55th regiment, commanded by Lieut. -- Col.Board, Col. S. H. Letcher being since; the 44th Georgia, Maj Norvell Cobb, Lieut. Col. A. C. Jones billing abstention detached service; the 5th regiment by Colonel M. G Har2th Georgia lost all of its officers save the 4th Corporal. There were only two brigades of three regiments each both of Johnson's army, engaged int the fight. The first was commanded by Col. Z. T. Conner, of Georgia, and the second by Col. Wm. C. Scott, of Virginia, of both of whom Gen. Johnson speaks in the highest terms for their gallantry and bravery on this occasion. We expected to renew the fight the next morning, but the bird had flown, leaving behind, at McDowell, where 3,000
Gen. Scott. In looking lately over a review of Vincent Nolte's "Fifty Years in America and Europe, " we found an interesting description of Paris after its occupation by the Allies. Having described the fierce looks of the French officers who eyes, and ready to demand a fight if any English officer happened to brush by them, Mr. Nolte thus amusingly refers to Gen. Scott, then on a visit to Paris, to improve, if that were possible, his military knowledge and receive the congratulations of the world: "Of all the commanders then assembled in Paris, the most dissatisfied was the America. General Scott, since noted for his campaign in Mexico, who had been opposed to the English on the Canada frontier, had taken a fort or two, and in man, in his blue coat, without embroidery and with only a pair of moderate sized epicenes, excited no attention. "Scott could not get over the contrast between the figure he had so recently out in his native land and the insignificance he wa