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HDQRS. BATTALION EIGHT PENNSYLVANIA CAVARLY,

Poplar Hill, June 27, 1862.

Brigadier - General PECK,

Commanding Division:

SIR: I have the honor to report that last night I established a line of pickets form Watkins' house, above Bottom's Bridge, extending west to Dispatch Station; thence for about three miles along the Cold Harbor road, in the direction of the Hanover road. On this side of the Chickahominy I have placed a patrol to examine the river banks from Bottom's to Long Bridge. I have just received a report from the pickets and patrol; all quiet.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. KEENAN,

Captain, Commanding Companies, Eight Pennsylvania Cavalry

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CAMP OF PECK'S DIVISION,

June 27, 1862 - 5. 15 p. m.

[Brigadier - General PECK,

Commanding Division:]

GENERAL: There are no signs of the enemy on the New Market road. Our scouts have advanced to within one mile and a half of Nnew Market. The Quaker and new Charles City roads have been patrolled, and have found no trace of the enemy near our lines.

I have just returned from the north side of the Chickahominy. All quiet there.

P. KEENAN,

Captain, Commanding Companies, Eight Pennsylvania Cavalry.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, D. C., June 27, 1862.

Brigadier - General KING,

Falmouth:

Please report yourself immediately in person to this Department and be prepared to assume command of General Fremont's army corps.

EDWIN M. STANTON.

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DIVISION HEADQUARTERS,

Fredericksburg, June 27, 1862. [Received 6 p. m.]

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Your dispatch is just received. I will proceed to Washington by the first opportunity.

RUFUS KING,

Brigadier - General.

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