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ation will probably be decided by the official report of the Commanding, General.--Whig."] No matter who named the field of battle, we are very much of Mr. Yeadon's opinion, Great battles frequently give immortal names to obscure places. But we should think if there be near the spot a place or a river already conspicuous, the battle should take its name from that. Nobody ever heard of the Seven Pines, but everybody has heard of the Chickahominy. It has been known ever since the days of Powhatan and Pocahontas. It is historical — anciently historical. It was first explored by Captain John Smith, and it was in that exploration that he was taken prisoner and saved from destruction by the intervention of Pocahontas. Its name was known wherever types and ink could make it known before Penn was born, and while Philadelphia was yet a trackless forest. We give our vote for Chickahominy, although the name will, as the Whig says, be decided by the report of the Commanding General.