September 29 — Early this morning we renewed our march toward Leesburg. We arrived at the Shenandoah River about nine o’clock and remained there until noon, then forded the river and marched very fast all the remainder of the day until after dark. We crossed the Blue Ridge at Snickersville, a little village nestling close to the eastern base of the Blue Ridge in Loudoun County. We passed through Purcellville and Hamilton, small villages on the Leesburg and Winchester grade. To-night we are camped in Leesburg.