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of the place anything but pleasant or satisfactory. We processed slowly along, and soon the signs of approaching day streaked the horizon, and in the light of early lawn we bid a last fare well to the scene of our recent uncomfortable experiences. The air was cool and healthful, and the men generally cheerful and good natured. We reached Charles City Court-House at about eight A. M. This is about five miles from Harrison's Landing, and from it a road leads to Barrett's Ferry, on the Chickahominy river, near where it empties into the James. To this point our day's march was intended to reach, and it was said to be twelve miles distant; but my subsequent experience would seem to indicate that it was nearer fifteen. The Charles City Court-House, which is the seat of government of Charles City county, is a very ancients and venerable looking, one story brick building, with two wings. The main building was used as a Court-House, and the wings contain the jury rooms, &c. Adjoining