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practices, the principles of honorable warfare. I decline all further communications with you unless it be by verbal message and strictly on official subjects.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

HARVEY BROWN,

Colonel, Commanding.

Abstract from return of the Department of Florida, Colonel Harvey Brown, Fifth U. S. Artillery, commanding, for the month of October, 1861.

Present for duty.

Stations. Officers. Men. Aggregate

present.

Fort Pickens,

Fla.. 21 509 833

Camp Brown, Santa 12 243 370

Rosa Island

Total in Pensacola 33 952 1,203

Harbor

Fort Jefferson, 10 238 330

Fla

Fort Taylor, Fla 9 190 273

52 1,380 1,806

Memoranda.

Prisoners of war.

Stations. Aggrega Aggrega Officer Men. Pieces

te te s. of

killed wounded field

or in artille

missing action. ry.

in

action.

Fort Pickens,

Fla.. 4 20 1 8 .......

Camp Brown, Santa 10 9 ....... 13 .......

Rosa Island

Total in Pensacola 14 29 1 21 .......

Harbor

Fort Jefferson, ....... ....... ....... ...... .......

Fla

Fort Taylor, Fla ....... ....... ....... ...... 4

14 29 1 21 4

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, November 1, 1861.

Brigadier General HARVEY BROWN,

U. S. Forces, Commanding Department of Florida:

SIR: Your letter of the 12th ultimo has been received and referred to the Headquarters of the Army, and in reply I am directed to transmit to you the indorsement there made upon it. You will perceive that a letter was addressed to you on the 14th of October, two days subsequent to the date of yours, which has doubtless reached you by this time, and will contain the answer to your inquiries.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. BAIRD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

Washington, October 28, 1861.

This letter having been handed my by the Adjutant-General, I respectfully report that Colonel Brown's letters were all promptly communicated to the General-in-Chief as they were received. On the 14th of October a letter was addressed to Colonel Brown from this office which is believed to cover all the points in the correspondence, a copy of which was forwarded to the Adjutant-General at its date. Owing to the secrecy with which General Brown's expedition was fitted out no copies of the instructions to him are found in this office. I was not informed on a single point touching the expedition, nor have I been able to gain any