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--To shoot too high or too low is a most shameless waste of powder and ball — even to kill a Hessian or so is not a fair equivalent — but to aim true, and with a smart sprinkling of the enemy at the proper distance, is, as our polite neighbors, the French, would say, comme il faut. But it is practice that makes this shooting perfect, and hence we learn that the ‘"Courtney Light Artillery,"’ commanded by our gallant townsman of the name, and attached to Gen. Trimble's brigade, Army of the Potomac, stationed at Centreville, about a week since practiced at the distance of a mile, say from the redoubts near the ‘"Fairfax House,"’ to Centreville, making, as judges say, most splendid shooting. The company is a crack one, and with such officers and such a fair stock of muscle and pluck in the ranks, we should not be surprised, if a battle should be waged, to hear that this company had been one of the favorite instruments in the new edition of the ‘"Bull Run Quickstep."’

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