were evidently the longest,--for they made the fastest time on record in this war, certainly,--our troopers returned, with the cannon, and joined the van again.
Our party consisted of Hons.
Schuyler Colfax, E. B. Washburn, Messrs. Dixon of New Jersey, Judge McKeon of New York, and two or three reporters for the press.
Mr. Russell of the London Times, and Mr. Raymond of the N. Y. Times, were also together, with another party.
Hundreds of persons arrived in Washington on Tuesday and Wednesdtes Army; and the Fifth division, two brigades, under Colonel Dixon S. Miles, United States Army.
The Fifth division proceeded by the old Braddock road, and the Third by the Little River turnpike.
The Fourth division, under General Runyon, of New Jersey, constituted the reserve.
There were in the whole column sixty-two regiments — about fifty-five thousand men — and in the marching divisions an aggregate of forty-five thousand.
Upon all these roads the rebels had placed obstructions withi