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opened right and left, or gave way, for the entrance of the cavalry and artillery.
These dashed through the town at a gallop, and down the road out into the country beyond, in search of the fugitives.
After going four miles beyond Fairfax, and finding that the legs of the rebels were evidently the longest,--for they made the fastest time on record in this war, certainly,--our troopers returned, with the cannon, and joined the van again.
Our party consisted of Hons.
Schuyler Colfax, E. B. Washburn, Messrs. Dixon of New Jersey, Judge McKeon of New York, and two or three reporters for the press.
Mr. Russell of the London Times, and Mr. Raymond of the N. Y. Times, were also together, with another party.
Hundreds of persons arrived in Washington on Tuesday and Wednesday, who came expressly to see the battle. The hotels were packed full of human beings — the National alone turning away over four hundred guests, whom they could not lodge, for the crowd.
A few Union people lingered