September 30 — We renewed our march this morning and moved in a southern direction through a rather broken rolling country until we arrived at the Alexandria and Winchester pike; there the country was prettier and the land better. We followed the pike until we got above Aldie, then turned to the left, a move properly to the southwest of the pike, and traversed the southwestern portion of Loudoun County. Aldie is a small and very old-looking village on the Alexandria and Winchester pike; all the houses are old, and it has been a finished village for years, judging from the appearance of its antique habiliments. This afternoon we passed through Middleburg, a pleasant village situated in a fine country near the southwestern border of Loudoun. This evening we are camped at Upperville, a very old-looking place situated near the eastern base of the Blue Ridge, in the northern edge of Fauquier. It is a small village and the houses are scattering.