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A war incident.--During the late fight near Martinsburg, Va., one of McMullen's Rangers, in his eagerness to have, as he said, a shot at the secesh, climbed a tree, from which he had good aim, and used it to advantage. When the captain discovered him overhead from the crack of his rifle, he demanded what he was doing there, to which he replied, in his peculiar style, “Only picking my men, Captain.” --N. Y. World, July 16.

Frederic de Peyster, Jr., son of Gen. de Peyster, of Tivoli, N. Y., a youth of eighteen, left behind in charge of invalids of the Eighth regiment, at Arlington Heights, received orders on Saturday, July 20th, to join his regiment the next day. On the 21st he left the detachment behind, rode out through the throng of runaways to within a short distance of the battle-field, where he was stopped by Blenker's pickets, who turned him back, as a further advance would only have led to his capture by the enemy's horse, which had just been driven back. He remained two hours at this point, carrying orders, &c., and was then ordered back to Arlington Heights, where lie arrived at 4 o'clock A. M. on Monday, having rode, without eating, some sixty to seventy miles, and his horse having had only one feed during that time. He is the only surgeon out of four who belonged to the regiment who returned from Bull Run. The three others were captured.--N. Y. World.

Frederic de Peyster, Jr., the subject of the above notice, was appointed by Governor Morgan an Assistant Surgeon the Eighth regiment N. Y. S. M. He has seen all the hard work of the war, having joined his regiment at Annapolis in April. He was with the first detachment which occupied the Relay House, and that which Butler took with him to overawe Baltimore. Prepared to move with his regiment upon Manassas, he was left behind, as the youngest surgeon, in charge of the sick and wounded. Ordered to bring up a detachment of convalescents, he pushed on ahead of them so as to render assistance to his regiment on the battle-field as soon as possible. A letter from the Major of the 29th N. Y. V. speaks of his appearing “as calm and composed as usual,” despite his extreme exertions and the terrible excitement of the scene.--Poughkeepsie (N. Y.) Eagle, Aug. 1.

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