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A correspondent of the N. Y. World, at Martinsburg, gives the following account of the march of Gen. Patterson's column into Virginia. McMullen's redoubtable Rangers composed the advance guard, and a strong rear guard was detailed by the commander of each division. No picnic party ever wended its way to the woods with greater delight than was exhibited by our own valiant warriors as they pushed down to the river side. The fording occupied about 7 hours. Three regiments of bare-legged men were constantly to be seen, one just emerged from the water and turning up for the march, another frolicking like school-boys in the stream, and a third standing with impatient readiness for their turn to come. Some forgot, and rolled up only one trowser leg; others stripped off all but shoes and stockings. Glistening bayonets were pressed into service as supports for shoes, pantaloons, jackets, boots, tin cups, haversacks, newspapers, pet pups and terrified kittens, and the picture presente
A war incident.--During the late fight near Martinsburg, Va., one of McMullen's Rangers, in his eagerness to have, as he said, a shot at the secesh, climbed a tree, from which he had good aim, and used it to advantage. When the captain discovered him overhead from the crack of his rifle, he demanded what he was doing there, to which he replied, in his peculiar style, Only picking my men, Captain. --N. Y. World, July 16. Frederic de Peyster, Jr., son of Gen. de Peyster, of Tivoli, N. Y., a youth of eighteen, left behind in charge of invalids of the Eighth regiment, at Arlington Heights, received orders on Saturday, July 20th, to join his regiment the next day. On the 21st he left the detachment behind, rode out through the throng of runaways to within a short distance of the battle-field, where he was stopped by Blenker's pickets, who turned him back, as a further advance would only have led to his capture by the enemy's horse, which had just been driven back. He remained two h