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The Daily Dispatch: December 14, 1861., [Electronic resource], Seizure of a steamer — examination of Passengers — a Lady's Petticoat Quilted with Sewing Silk. (search)
The 2nd company reported to Major J. B. Walton, at the headquarters of the battalion, and are now on duty at Camp Hollins. The 1st company, Capt. Squires, and the 3d, Capt. Miller, are also here. I am very much pleased to learn that Major A. M. Barbour has been recently promoted, and is now Quartermaster of this division of the Army of the Potomac. This appointment has given general satisfaction, I believe, for I have heard him highly spoken of as an efficient and satisfactory man for the position. Major Barbour now has his headquarters at Centreville. Contracts have just been entered into for building a railroad from Manassas to this point. The line has been surveyed through, and is now being leveled. The grade will be heavy. Manassas is one hundred and sixty-three feet above the level of Bull Run, and is considerably higher than the hills of Centreville. The distance is six miles. It is four miles from the Station to Bull Run, and two miles from there to this poin