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A sensible Suggestion. --The destruction of the public works at the Navy-Yard, in Pensacola, has often been threatened by the Northern vandals, in the case we attempt the reduction of Fort Pickens. A writer in the Montgomery (Ala.) Mail, suggests the practicability of converting the Navy-Yard into a prison house, for the confinement of the enemy taken in war. If this is so, why shall not the Confederate Government lodge their captives there, and then let Lincoln and his marauders fire on it as soon as they please?
From Pensacola. Augusta, Ga., Oct. 16. --Pensacola intelligence to the 13th inst. has been received. It is announced that a flag of truce was sent from Fort Pickens to Gen. Bragg on yesterday, stating that the prisoners would be sent to New York on Sunday. Gen. Bragg sent the Paymaster over to pay off the men in full for the remainder of their term. [The above dispatch is not as explicit as could be desired, but the inference is that the prisoners on each side have been paroled and exchanged; and hence the object in returning to New York the paroled Federal prisoners. taken by the Confederate troops on Santa Rosa Island.]
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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 ances, you should put your threat into execution, which would be only in accordance with the acts of some of your brother commanders, of little experience in the custom of war, I shall take care that the fact shall be made known, that it may receive, as it will deserve, the execration of the civilized world. I have the honor to be Your obedient servant, [Signed] Branton Bragg. Major General Commanding. Colonel Harvey Brown, Commanding U. S. forces in the State of Florida, Fort Pickens.