War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0686 Chapter LXIII. MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Camp Lincoln, June 21, 1862.

Honorable EDQIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Things pretty quiet to-day. Not quite as much shelling as usual. Our preparations progressing well. Enemy opened with some heavy guns yesterday. Did no harm.

G. B. McCLELLAN,

Major-General.

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McCLELLAN'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 21, 1862-11 p. m. (Received 3,30 a. m. 22d.)

General RIPLEY:

Have you any more 4 1\2 inch guns? If so, please send them to White House at once. I would like to have twenty-five or thirty.

G. B. McCLELLAN,

Major-General.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

June 21, 1862.

General J. G. BARNARD:

Two rifled guns have been firing at intervals during they day at the enemy's work on the left of the railroad a mile and a quarter in advance of Fair Oaks. Saw to-day one gun in redoubt at Old Tavern; one field gun behind rifle-pit beyond and five on the plain. Nothing else new there. Enemy at 6 p. m. showed two or three companies on edge of our shashing on Williamsburg road, causing the firing from 6 to 7.

C. B. COMSTOCK,

Lieutenant of Engineers.

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JUNE 21, 1862.

General J. G. BARNARD,

Chief Engineer, Army of the Potomac:

SIR: I laid out and nearly completed a six-gun battery last night near the Hoogland house. This morning another is to be commenced in the woods near Doctor Gaines' house, and to-night one on the left of the road leading to New Brigade and not far from the river. The enemy opened fire last evening from five batteries; some of their guns were very heavy, reaching into General Sykes' camp.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. C. DUANE,

Captain of Engineers.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH PROVISIONAL ARMY CORPS,

Camp near New Bridge, Va., June 21, 1862.

Brigadier-General MORELL,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs that a fatigue party be furnished of 500 men (300 shovels, 100 pickets), to report to Lieutenant Reese at Doctor Gaines' house this evening. The party will be under a field officer and will go armed. The party must march in silence and