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Army of the Potomac. [our own correspondent.] Manassas, Nov. 9th, 1861. There was a rumor here this evening that the enemy had advanced upon Germantown, and had driven in our pickets. This I believe to be untrue. Yesterday I was some distance into the enemy's country, and quite three miles beyond our line of pickets. We saw no signs of the Federals beyond a small party on a foraging expedition, who fled at our approach. Yesterday morning a scouting party, consisting of about se
e time ago that McClellan has tried to advance at three different times, but his men failed to come up to the mark.
Returning from Fairfax, we called upon Captain Squires, of the First Company, Washington Artillery, now on picket duty near Germantown.
We found the camp on a little hill, in front of which was a valley and a small stream of water.
This stream has been a source of much amusement to the boys.
Having nothing to do, time hangs heavily on their hands, and they have nearly exhau