and abundant, forage such as is everywhere found in the rich farming districts of Virginia, and the communication with all parts of the country easy.
Here, overlooking an extensive plain, watered by mountain streams which ultimately find their way to the Potomac; and divided into verdant fields of wheat, and oats, and corn, pasture and meadow, are the Headquarters of the advanced forces of the army of the Potomac.
They are South Carolinians, Louisianians, Alabamians, Mississippians, and Virginians, for the most part; the first two, singular enough, being in front, and that they will keep it, their friends at home may rest assured.
Never have I seen a finer body of men — men who were more obedient to discipline, or breathed a more self-sacrificing patriotism.
As might be expected from the skill with which he has chosen his position, and the system with which he encamps and moves his men, Gen. Beauregard is very popular here.
I doubt if Napoleon himself had more the undivided confi