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Northern war News. We copy the following from the Washington Star, (abolition,) of Wednesday evening last: The Situation. Daily and nightly reconnaissances over the river show that Beauregard's array, or at least the advanced portion of it, is constantly shifting most of its positions. Thus, on the night before last, it was discovered that its pickets near Falls Church had been drawn in to very near the village boundaries, while those upon the Georgetown and Leesburg turnpike had also been considerably drawn in. Nevertheless, the impression prevails in military circles here that Beauregard is now massing most of his troops between Fairfax Court-House and Leesburg. That those moved a few days since from Manassas Junction were advanced to that vicinity, as explained above. It is further believed by the best informed here that everything that Davis has been able to scrape together in the way of fighting material, not absolutely required elsewhere, has been hurried on
ance of the country, began to their steps, when a large force of Confederates, consisting of two regiments of infantry and Col. Stewart's regiment of Virginia cavalry, with a battery of four pieces, were seen approaching from the direction of Falls Church, evidently with a view of cutting them off with their cavalry and preventing the return of our troops to their camp. The line of battle was then formed by the remainder of his forces. The Confederate battery then opened with shell, which was drawn out. Our forces on resuming operations brought into action a 32-pounder, the shells from which soon silenced the Confederate battery. The same gun was then directed toward the enemy's cavalry, which appeared on the road leading to Falls Church, and soon sent them flying, a number of them reeling from their saddles and falling to the ground as the shells exploded in their midst. The command was then given to withdraw, and our column returned in good order to the Chain Bridge, re