the protection of the fortifications around Washington and Alexandria, the army marched, on the third September, toward Leesburgh.
The armies of Generals McClellan and Pope had now been brought back to the point from which they set out on the cam from the presence of Federal soldiers up to the intrenchments of Washington, and soon after the arrival of the army at Leesburgh, information was received that the troops which had occupied Winchester had retired to Harper's Ferry and Martinsburgh.on the second, being in advance, and, between the fourth and seventh of September, crossed the Potomac at the ford near Leesburgh, and encamped in the vicinity of Fredericktown.
It was decided to cross the Potomac east of the Blue Ridge, in ordervalry,Robertson'sStuart's,1 1Bull Run, August 21.
2d Virginia cavalry,Robertson'sStuart's,33134Manassas, August 30.
Leesburgh, Va., September 2.
2d Virginia cavalry,Robertson'sStuart's,4711Poolesville, Md., September 8.
Jefferson, Md., September