the 7th inst., when Gen. Buckingham handed the order of the President to Gen. McClellan relieving him from command of the Army of the Potomac, and directing him to report to him at Trenton, N. J. The New York Heralds correspondent writing from Warrenton, says:
"It was entirely unexpected by everybody here." It was difficult to decide which was most affected — McClellan or Burnside. "Tears coursed down McClellan's classic features, and Burnside, with his stout and heavy frame, wept like a, denied it. Everybody knows that the Associated Press Agent is under the immediate control of the Administration, and that he dare not telegraph anything but what it permits.
From the Federal Army.
Gen. Burnside's headquarters were at Warrenton on the 9th.
Sickles was on his way on the 9th to Rappahannock station, with artillery and infantry, to hold the important bridge there past peradventure, with the assistance of Bayard's cavalry.
Gen. Geary made a reconnaissance with 2,500