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antry, not retired. Colonel Pitcairn Morrison, Eighth Infantry, not retired. The case of E. B. Schnabel. The following letter from the Secretary of War refers to the case of E. B. Schnabel: War Department, Oct. 4, 1861. Sir --I acknowledge the receipt of a communication from Col. Martin Burke, enclosing a letter from E. B. Schnabel, a prisoner at Fort Lafayette. The person referred to is the son of a very worthy gentleman, a citizen of Pennsylvania, known to me for many years. He was educated at Princeton College, where he exhibited considerable talent. He came back to Pennsylvania, and has been "living on his wits" ever since. He is a man, I am sorry to say, of no character, and I have no desire to open any communication from him; I therefore return the communication forwarded by Col. Martin Burke, unopened. I have the honor to be, Very respectfully, Simon Cameron, Secretary of War. Lieutenant-General W. Scott, General-in-Chief.