The Army of the Potomac.
--We learn from a correspondent at Fairfax C. H. that there has been no regular engagement yet between our advanced forces, under Gen. Longstreet
and the Yankees
Col. J. E. B. Stuart
continues to command a considerable force of infantry at Munson's hill, supported by the Washington Artillery, Capt. Rosser
, and Mason's hill is now occupied by Col. J. L. Kemper
, with several regiments under his command.
The Leesburg Artillery, Captain Rogers
, have been stationed at this post for about two weeks. Munson
's and Mason
's hills mutually defend each other as military posts, being about two miles apart, equidistant from the Potomac
, the latter nearer Alexandria
, and both almost within range of the enemy's guns at Arlington Heights
and Fort Ellsworth
There has been a good deal of skirmishing between the pickets of the two armies, but the Yankees
are evidently backing into their entrenchments, and are afraid to venture far from their strongholds, though they are being constantly punched by ‘"rebel"’ bayonets whenever they show themselves.--We understand that a party of them were chased a few days ago by our pickets all the way to their fortifications, and we have taken possession of a mill, near Mason's hill, in which the enemy were found grinding corn.
Our boys shot one Yankee and wounded several more, drove them from the premises, and went to work and made corn meal
enough to last them a week, and after enjoying a hearty meal of chicken soup and other good things the Yankees
had prepared for themselves at the miller's house, they returned to their regiment.
Certainly ‘"the Grand Army
of the North
"’ are not ‘"spoiling for a fight, "’ though there are a great many deaths from other diseases reported among them.