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omewhere to the left front, but people who had tried its depths had returned to Germantown with the conviction that it led to any place but Centreville. Our driver, however, wished to try &if there were no Seceshers about!" "What did you say, " quoth the Virginia. "I want to know if there are any Secessionists there. " "Secessionists!" (in a violent surprise, as if he had heard of them for the first time in his life) "No-sir-ee!--Secessionists, indeed!" And all this time Beauregard and Lee were podding away on our left front, some six or seven miles off. The horses retraced their steps, the colored youth who bestrode my charger complaining that the mysterious arrangement which condemns his race to slavery was very much abraded by the action of that spirited quadruped, combined or rather at variance with the callosities of the English saddle. From Germantown onwards by the right road there was nothing very remarkable. At one place a group of soldiers were buying "Secessio
The Northwest. We make an extract or two from recent letters of a gallant officer in Lee's division, on the road to Huttonsville. They are dated at Big Spring, in Pocahontas; but the army has moved a little farther forward (the Yankees retreating,) since they were written: "The Yankees are twelve or fifteen miles from our petition. They had come to within three miles of it, and we secured it only at the eleventh hour * * * The Hampden Artillery is in the advance. The post of danger, so coveted by the brave, is enjoyed by us Hard fighting and an chundance of it is before us. The next fortnight will witness, in my opinion, some as severe battles in this section as have yet marked this conflict. The army we have gathered together are, you may say, picked troop, and will give a splendid account of themselves. It is well that it is so for the army we oppose is not made up of dandies or dastards either, but the best material in the Federal service. They are flushed with th