Jesup Diary

Jesup Diary

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23rd Arrived at St. Marks- Learnt the death of Col. Lowe, and that the Tennesseans had fallen back to black creek with the loss of several hundred of their horses, and that Powell with a large force of Indians was on the Withlacoochee - Reported to Secy of War – ordered Lt. Col. Caulfield to proceed by water to Tampa Bay- wrote to Gov. Call by express- sent him memoranda of a plan of campaigne – Accidentally learnt that a detachment of the 4th infantry was at Suwannee Old Town without either force or resistance.
24 Not able to obtain [?] here, left in the Merchant for Appalachicola – arrived at night of the same day.

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25. Found the Marines and other troops here. Ordered Colonel Stanton to proceed to Pensacola, Mobile, and New Orleans, to purchase small Steam Boats and barges as [?]– a quantity of lumber ordered. Wrote to Major Nelson and Gov. Schley on the subject of a regiment of volunteers- sent Lt. McCrabb to muster them. Wrote to Commodore Dallas on the subject of the repair of the river boats Dade and American; and of supplying Crews for them.
26. Ordered Lieut. Watkins to close the business of the q master and commissary’s department at Apalachicola, and proceed in a vessel chartered for this purpose to the mouth of Suwannee and [?] thence to Ouithlacoochee and