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ed in positions capable of being maintained for many days against a large invading army.--From Harper's Ferry to Richmond, via Staunton, is about 250 miles--the route lying through a narrow valley for the first half of the way. It was from this valley that Morgan derived a large portion of his famous riflemen in the Revolution, and its county of Augusta--"Old Federal Augusta"-- is still celebrated for the proficiency of her citizens in this important branch of war service. The counties of Rockingham, Shenandoah and Page are inhabited by a sturdy race of farmers, descendants of German emigrants from Pennsylvania. Intellectually they are not very brilliant specimens of human nature, but when driven to the wall they will fight like "ter tuyvel." They are all men of substance, the owners of superb farms, (the facsimile of those in Lancaster county, Pa.,) remarkable for their economy and thrift, and their unswerving and uncompromising "Democracy." That division of the U. S. army which mar