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so gallantly captured by the troops under your (his) command,"had been transferred by the Secretary of War to the Navy Department, and asking his assistance to Lieut. Barney, who had been assigned to command her. The second letter, dated January 20, 1863, informs General Magruder that Lieutenant Barney, with officers and men, Lieutenant Barney, with officers and men, had gone to assume command of the Lane; that if Galveston was to be defended she would do good service in the bay. But Mr. M. presuming this (the defence) was not designed, Lieut. B. would confer with Gen. M. In this letter the following words of congratulation appear: Dear General --I congratulate you upon the brilliannouncing it was received. The third letter, of March 31st, simply announces to Gen. M. that the Lane had been transferred back to the War Department--Lieut. Barney having found her inefficient as a sea cruiser — and urges her being placed under command of Captain Smith, who captured her. This is all that the Secretar