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From the Potomac. going into winter quarters — a soldier Drummed out of service — Impatience for an attack from the Yankees — an amusing incident. [correspondence of the Richmond Dilpatch.] Camp Davis's Ford, Prince William Co., Dec. 17, 1861. The third brigade, Gen. Rhodes, (recently Ewell's,) now occupy this position; and it seeming evident that our friends "over the border" do not intend to pay us a visit this season, all have gone to work with a vigor in building their temporary homes to protect them from the frost and snows of winter. Private Spradling, of the 13th Mississippi Regiment, court-martialed for stealing and an attempt at desertion, was yesterday publicly "drummed out" of the regiment. The regiment was drawn up in line at an open order, and the poor, deluded fellow was escorted through to the tune of the "Rogue's March." Previous to this, one side of his head was shaved. He was then marched across the bridge over the Occoquan at this point<