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t of the Blue Ridge there were no Federal troops in Virginia to the west of McCall; but on the Maryland side, in the vicinity of Edward's Ferry, was the division of Gen. Stone.
At Harper's Ferry was Gen. Banks, and on his right, the division lately commanded by Lander.
The evening of the 10th of March, 862, found our division at Fairfax, C. H., bivouacking east of the village.
The advance meanwhile had reached Manassas Junction, to find it evacuated by the Confederates, who, under Gen. Joseph E. Johnson, had retired behind the Rapidan.
We tarried three days, we believe, at Fairfax.
The army headquarters, we remember, during most of this time, were in a large mansion north of the village.
Then there was a return of our division along the line of march to the border of Alexandria County.
It was now that the army corps were organized: Gens. Heintzelman, McDowell, Keyes, Sumner, and Banks,—each commanding one which included the division that had been previously in his charge.