Jesup Diary

Jesup Diary

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December 11. Supplies which were expected last night not having arrived, the march of the Army was necessarily put off until tomorrow. Captain Washington commanding in the Creek Country directed to join the Army in Florida with two companies of the 4th Artillery. Major Dearborn, commanding in the lower part of Georgia, also directed to join. Captain Page ordered to take command in the Creek Country. Lieut. Clark directed to organize an efficient wagon train to operate between [?] ferry and Fort Drane – Colonel Warren and Captain Smith to furnish escorts for the train. Lt. Bainbridge turned over

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to the quarter master the horses on which his command was mounted.
12. Reported to the Secretary of War and to the Adjutant General. Major Forsyth Paymaster [?] ordered to Tampa Bay- Captain [?] of the Ordnance Department reported and ordered to furnish double barreled guns and other ordnance supplies. The advance of the Army moved to day under General Armstrong- General Armistead with the regular troops and the Indian warriors left to secure the stores. The advance encamped about eight miles from the St. Johns. Genl. J. [?]