Letter from Brigadier General Truman Seymour.
Commanding Officer, U.S. Forces, District of Florida
to Brigadier General Finegan, Commanding Officer, Confederate Forces,
on the Engagement at Olustee, Florida,
Concerning Union Wounded and Dead.

Jacksonville, Fla., February 23, 1864.

To the general commanding the Confederate Forces, Florida:

SIR: In view of the inconveniences to which the wounded prisoners in your hands since the action of the 20th, near Olustee, Fla., may be unavoidably subjected, I have the honor to propose that they may be paroled and delivered within my lines as soon as possible, and Capt. G. S. Dana, of my staff, the bearer of this communication, is authorized to make such arrangements therefor as may be convenient, and a horse-car or ambulance will be sent for the wounded at such times as may be designated, should this proposal be acceded to.

The body of Col. C. W. Fribley was left upon the field at Olustee. If there have been any means of identifying his person, I request that his grave may be so marked that at some future day his family may be able to remove his remains.

And I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Brigadier-General, U.S. Army

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