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as I have previously stated, is admirably calculated for making a defence against the advance of the enemy, and which can be fortifled until it becomes as impregnable as any position can be made. It is exactly opposite the fort on Shooter's Hill, and is, I think, within range of the heavy guns, although no serious damage could be done with them. The hill is covered by a beautiful oak grove, in the edge of which is the residence of Mr. Mason, from whom it takes its name. From this point Washington is plainly visible, and with a good pair of glasses many of its familiar spots can be distingnished. One can look down upon Munson's and Hall's hills, and it can be seen at a glance that this protects them both, and that guns here could be used to assist in the defence of them, or in rendering them untenable should fortune place the enemy in the positions now held by us. The view from this hill is very much finer than from Munson's, but on account of the distance, somewhat less distinct a
Col. John A. Washington. --News from General Lee's camp confirm the Federal report of the death of this officer, who was an aid to Gen. L. He was shot near the Fort of Cheat Mountain. Col. W. was the owner of Mount Vernon prior to the sale to the M V. Association.