Letter from Brigadier General Truman
Commanding Officer, U.S. Forces, District of Florida
to Brigadier General Finegan, Commanding Officer, Confederate Forces,
the Engagement at Olustee, Florida,
Concerning Union Wounded and Dead.
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF FLORIDA,
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
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
And I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Brigadier-General, U.S. Army
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