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The Santa Rosa victory. correspondence between General Bragg and Col. Brown. The following is the correspondence between Gen. Bragg, at Pensacola, and Col. Brown, Commandant at Fort Pickens, alluded to briefly heretofore in connection with the Confederate victory on Santa Rosa Island: Headquarters Dep't Florida, Fort Pickens, Oct. 9, 1861. Sir: --I observe this morning, for the first time, a yellow flag hoisted over a large building directly in front of my batteries. I also understand that officers' wives and children are in the adjoining buildings. I do not make war on the sick, women, or children. The buildings will necessarily be exposed to my fire should there be a bombardment, and they are besides subject under this flag to be used as protection to any of your troops that may take shelter behind or before them. I therefore give you this notice — that the sick, women, and the children, may be removed, so that if fired on the responsibility may rest