Tracks and Indian tracks supposed to be from one to two weeks old. Moved forward to Palalikaha on the Volusia road- found the way strewed with dead horses. Passed a large encampment of the Tennesseans & friendly Indians- here numerous beaver had been killed. Passed through two hammocks, and after dark encamped a short distance from the latter near a pond.
3. Went forward, crossed the Ocklawaha at the lower end of a lake on a temporary bridge constructed by General
Eustis- Soon after captured an Indian from whom information was obtained of the situation of a negro village at the head of the lake. Detached Lt. Col. Caulfield with two companies of his battalion, accompanied by Capt. Crossman and Lieut. Chambers, also by an interpreter and the Indian prisoner- Genl. J. moved forward with the remainder of the command about five miles encamped on a beautiful lake – Lieut. Col. Caulfield returned about 9 p.m. with forty one negro