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Doc. 130.-General Casey's letter on the disposition of the military force after the War. In the Richmond Dispatch, of June third, was published the following letter, purporting to have been taken from Gen. Casey's headquarters after the battle at Fair Oaks, Va.: headquarters Casey's division, on board steamer Constitution, May 31, 1862. To the Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War: sir: The few short notes I handed you on the day I left Washington, with regard to the military defence of the country after this rebellion shall have been mastered, I shall, by your kind permission, proceed now to elaborate. I propose that we maintain an army of one hundred thousand men, composed of the three arms of the service in their due proportion. I would assign twenty-five thousand men to the defence of that part of the country lying west of the Mississippi River, including the Pacific coast. I would assign fifteen thousand men to the defence of the Lake, Atlantic, and Gulf coast