From the Richmond Dispatch, 1/8/1863, p. 1, c. 5

A Visit to the Battle Fields around Richmond. - On Tuesday a thorough survey of the various battlefields around Richmond was made by Col. Wm. Leslie M. P., and the Marquis of Hartington, (son of the Duke of Devonshire) in company with Judge John A. Meredith, of the Circuit Court, Maj. Allison, C. S. A., and Gen. George W. Randolph, late Secretary of War. The party spent the day in making observations. The English portion of the party, on their return home, will be enabled to make a report from their own observation of the apparent impregnability of the Yankee fortifications and the determined resolution and valor that was required to overcome them.

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