and encamped for the night. To day an incident occurred which it was apprehended might lead to difficulty. An order had been given to the principal quarter masters not to permit pack horses to move in the road with the wagon train. A young Tennessean determined to disregard the order- he was admonished by the quarter master but disregarded the admonition. The q master reported the fact to Genl. J. in the presence of Genl. Armstrong- Genl. J. informed Genl. A. that the individual must be punished- Genl A. immediately took the matter in hand, the young gentleman apologized and Genl J. expressed himself
satisfied as he considered the discipline of the service had been maintained. Lt. Colonel Caulfield joined having burned Coopers village, and taken one negro prisoner, who was so aged that he was obliged to leave him.
Dec. 16. Marched forward about fifteen miles- found a few cattle, but discovered no sign of Indians- encamped within two miles of the Fort King road.
17. Sent the Indians forward to reconnoitre- Marched to Dades battle ground & encamped. The Indians examined the Wahoo swamp.