Jesup Diary

Jesup Diary

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The Hillsborough. When his quarter part of the wagons had crossed over, with the main body of the troops a steam boat arrived with several officers who reported that Governor Call has been on the Ouithlacoochee, and not finding the Indians had fallen back to Volusia. They brought Newspapers which announced that Genl. J. had been ordered to take command of the Army and that an officer had been sent from Washington on the 4th instant with orders to that effect. In this state of things Genl. J. considered it to be his duty to countermand the march of

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the army and direct it to resume its position at Tampa.
28th The Army fell back- Colonel Henderson was ordered to take command of the post and its dependencies. Lt. Col. Foster was directed to reestablish Fort Alabama – or rather to construct a new work at the site of that work. M. Manuel Olavilla was deported to visit [?] band of Indians and to enter into certain arrangements with him. Lt. Col. Caulfield’s battalion was directed to be ready to move tomorrow with a company of mounted marines and a company of mounted