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s Johnston and Beauregard were too sagacious and too skillful in their profession to be caught by it. The landscape, as seen from this hill, is very picturesque, and there is many a delicious bit that would furnish material for an artist. When this war is over, and the events now transpiring have become matters of history, this spot will attract thousands of visitors, and I have little doubt will become a place of popular resort during the summer. On our way to Fairfax, we called on Gen. Toombs, who now commands a brigade of the Army. He was seated in front of his tent, busily engaged in a military work, and did not at first notice our approach. His encampment is near headquarters, and situated upon a gentle slope towards the road, and is completely surrounded by forest-crowned hills.--Located in a deep vale, with his trusty soldiers around him, this famous man is now busily engaged in studying the art of war, and in perfecting himself in the profession he has so recently adop