HDQRS. BATTALION EIGHT PENNSYLVANIA CAVARLY,
Poplar Hill, June 27, 1862.
Brigadier - General PECK,
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,
Captain, Commanding Companies, Eight Pennsylvania Cavalry
CAMP OF PECK'S DIVISION,
June 27, 1862 - 5. 15 p. m.
[Brigadier - General PECK,
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.
Captain, Commanding Companies, Eight Pennsylvania Cavalry.
Washington City, D. C., June 27, 1862.
Brigadier - General KING,
Please report yourself immediately in person to this Department and be prepared to assume command of General Fremont's army corps.
EDWIN M. STANTON.
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.
Brigadier - General.
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