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A Trip on picket — view of Washington.correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch. Near Fairfax Court-House, Sept. 12, 1861. On Friday, the 5th of this month, our regiment was ordered to leave its encampment near Fairfax Court-House, and go up towards Washington on picket duty. The day upon which we set out was pleasant, and although the roads were quite muddy from the recent rains, we had a much more agreeable march than we anticipated. Our officers were kind in permitting us to avail ourselves of the side walks upon the turnpike, some of them walking for the weary to ride, and others administering to our comfort by passing up and down the line and treating us to peaches, pears and melons they had bought upon the way. Our captain is peculiarly good at this, and I think he has found out the true secret of governing his men. We passed Fairfax Court-House with our spirits much more elated than when we retreated from that place at the approach of the "Grand Army" on Wednesday, th