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baggage trains started, and the whole army gotten in movable condition. Up to this time the real object of the change had not been known, but it became generally understood that it was not to be an immediate advance, and that, for the present, Fairfax was to be abandoned to the enemy. This, of course, caused great consternation among the citizens of the town, who flew hither and thither through the village half frantic with dismay. Carpet bags and trunks were hastily and closely packed; rooeries at Evansport and below are in fine condition, and have effectually blockaded the river.--Yesterday a large flotilla was below Dumfries waiting to be permitted to pass to Washington. Whenever a man of-war came within range she was fired on. Heavy guns were frequently heard during the day. I have heard that the Federals have advanced up to Flint Hill, two miles from Fairfax, and can be seen from that place and from Germantown. What their force is, of course we cannot say. Bohemian.