--One of the 20th Georgia Volunteers, writing home from near Fairfax Court-House, says:
"Our company was indeed encamped, without tents or shelter, on this eminence, which we have dubbed 'Fort Roasting Ear.' An old Federal office-holder owned the place, and when the Confederate
boys got to swarming too thick around his domicil 'he got up and cut' for his person I safety.
Behind him he left a splendid growing crop of corn, potatoes, cabbage, tomatoes, and other, vegetables, which you may reasonably calculate we did not let remain untouched, to waste away by drought or rot. We accordingly went into everything that was there to our taste; and why not?
We found it first.--The most excellent honey we too, obtained in the neighborhood, and an abundance of magnificent apples and peaches.
We fared well, and our duties were light and pleasant, under our new but beloved Captain
, Van A. Leonard