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Army of the Potomac.[from our own correspondent.] Leesburg, Oct. 20, 1861. The distance from Leesburg to the river is not far from three miles. For a mile and a half there are no trees, but a succession of cultivated fields, mostly cornfields, in which the shooks are now standing. After these fields comes a thicket of oak, and a low undergrowth of shrubbery, which stretches along towards Goose Creek, and parallel with the river, for five or six miles. On the morning of the fight, the enemy had taken possession of the upper portion of this thicket, and five companies had formed in line of battle, when the Mississippians attacked them. They are treated through the woods into a larger forest of oak, and there joining with the remainder of the regiment, made a second stand. Still further towards the Potomac is a circular clearing, containing some three acres, without shrubbery, except a few bunches of Hawthorne which are scattered over it. In the middle of this clearing is
force upon the hill, about two miles and a half towards Leesburg where they had thrown up a dirt fort. It was soon found that they had two regiments there, and at the same time a large force was, sported advancing on our left, on the left of Goose Creek, from the direction of Fairfax Court-House. Our force was again prepared to receive them. Gens. McClellan and Bank, who had just arrived, took up a position on the high bluff on this side. From there we could see the whole country before usts located in this region are endeavoring to make themselves as comfortable as the limited facilities of the country will admit. Still Later.--Last night our scouts went over the river, and picketed the shore for half a mile back north of Goose Creek. Not a sign of man or horse was heard, except the splashing of the cars of a boat some distance up the river. This forenoon the rebel pickets are seen at various points on and near the river, above the ferry. Some are mounted, while oth