Arlington House, on the Potomac
, opposite Washington
, is now the Headquarters of Gen. McDowell
The N. Y. 8th, Col. Lyons
, is quartered there, with their battery of light artillery.
The mansion is in the old Revolutionary style,--solid, wide-spread, and low. Gen. Lee
left many pictures and relics of the Revolution.
In the entry are the paintings of Revolutionary sons, painted in his old age by George Washington Custis
The dining-room is adorned with, among other things, three deer's heads, from deer actually killed by Washington
A fine engraving of the Duke
confronts a full-length oil painting of “Light-horse Harry,” the father of Gen. Lee
A few books and letters lie about, marked with the eminent names of Lee
.--N. Y. Express, May 30