F[air]fax Station is only a place to land supplies. The Court House is a small place, but the field is full of camps. The soldiers were all eager for reading. … The old c[ourt] house is nothing but a shell, a miserable dirty store room. The church is all stript inside & has been [used] for a stable. … Just out in the woods was where Gen. Kearney was killed. Heard heavy firing. Said to be fighting at Snicker’s Gap.