Reply of Brigadier General Joseph Finegan,
commanding Confederate Forces,
to a letter from Brigadier General Seymour ,
commanding Federal Forces

Baldwin, Fla., February 24, 1864.

Brig. Gen T. SEYMOUR,

Commanding U.S. Forces, Jacksonville:

GENERAL: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 23d instant, proposing that the wounded prisoners left by you on the field of battle at Ocean Pond, on the 20th instant, be paroled and sent within your lines, and requesting that if the body of Col. C. W. Fribley, left on the ground, could be identified, his grave might be so marked that his family at some future day may be able to remove his remains.

In reply I have to state that the wounded prisoners have been sent forward and properly taken care of, to await the future action of my Government with reference to an exchange of prisoners.

I regret to say that the body of Colonel Fribley has not been identified.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Copied from The Official Records of the War of Rebellion.

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