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Doc. 101. reconnoissance from Edwards' Ferry, Va. Major Mix's report. Headquarters Van Alen Cavalry, camp Bates, near Poolesville, Md., Nov. 4, 1861. Capt. Chas. Stewart, Assistant Adjutant-General, Headquarters Corps of Observation: sir: I have the honor to submit the following report of my reconnoissance on the 21st ultimo: In compliance with the instructions of Brigadier-General Stone, I crossed the Potomac at Edwards' Ferry, about seven o'clock A. M., with a party of three officers and thirty-one rank and file, Capt. Charles Stewart, Assistant Adjutant-General, accompanying the party. A line of skirmishers, consisting of two companies of the First Minnesota, commanded the line of the hill to the right and front. After carefully examining our arms and equipments, we moved quickly forward on the Leesburg road; the house to the right, about two miles from the landing, known as Monroe's, was found vacant, and appeared to have been left in great haste, most probably d