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When Col. Stuart sent in his report of the skirmish, this letter was sent to headquarters also, with the following endorsement upon it:"I have the honor to report that circumstances were such" that they could have seen me if they had stopped to look behind, and I answered both at the cannon's mouth. Judging from his speed, Griffin surely left for Washington to hurry up the dinner. "J. E. B. Stuart." This evening a sad sight met my eye as I was riding on the turnpike towards Annandale. Two or three men, true and loyal Virginians, had their families and a few things they could hurriedly take with them in wagons, on their way to Fairfax. Their houses had been burned by the vandal enemy, and heartsick and homeless, with the savings of years destroyed in a moment, these poor victims were seeking shelter in our lines to protect their persons from outrage. It would have made the blood of any Virginian boil with rage to have seen the sight and to have felt the mortification
Arrival of the President — a personal reconnaissance — Movements and Vandalism of the enemy. Fairfax C. H., Oct. 2.--The President arrived night before last. Yesterday, escorted by the Adams Troop, of Mississippi, he made a personal reconnaissance in the vicinity, and towards the outposts. At Beauregard's headquarters, the rain today prevented a general review of the troops by the President. He was greeted, however, by the soldiers, wherever he appeared, with enthusiasm. The Yankees advance cautiously, and hold Falls Church, and press our lines near Annandale. A large volume of smoke is seen towards Falls Church. I learn that the old church, which was built prior to the Revolution, was burnt last nigh