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eling able to keep the place with so small a force. Major White's command did not participate in the charge. I have seen charges, but such brilliant bravery I have never seen, and did not expect. Their war cry, "Fremont and the Union," broke forth like thunder. [Signed.] Charles Seagoni, Major Commanding Body Guard. Colonel John M. Richardson, who rode over to the vicinity of Springfield last evening, says Major Seagoni was guided to the town, from the Jefferson to the Mount Vernon roads by Judge Owens. The camp was just outside of the city. Maj. Seagoni was compelled to pass through a lane and let down a number of fence rails before he could charge on the foe, thus drawing their fire. There was a good deal of fighting in Springfield, and from the houses, two Secessionists, who ran out of their dwellings and fired at the body guard, were killed. Maj. Seagoni was advised of the force of the rebels, but he was determined to have a fight. Col. Pear
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a glance at the map will show his proximity to the Occoquan. I am sure that the rebels will not have long to boast of their temporary blockade of the Potomac, and that we shall have our bivalve, as fresh as ever. The friends of good oysters, are, however, impatient for the welcome days The estate of John A. Washington An application was made to Provost Judge Frieze, of Alexandria, yesterday, to have the Government take possession of the estate of the late John A. Washington, at Mount Vernon, for the purpose of securing the claims of Union men. When John A. Washington left for the rebel army, he placed the care of the estate in the hands of one Turner. Turner, however, soon caught the Secession fever, and went down to Occoquan creek to join the rebels there. Nearly all the slaves were either taken away or ran away. The army captured all the horses and cows, and only one able bodied man, a slave, named Gabriel Johnson, was left on the place, with a few superannuated contrab