January 3. Marched from Fort Brooke. Genl. J. with Lt. Col. Caulfield’s battalion of mounted Alabamians & Major Nelsons battalion of mounted Georgians, proceeded by the way of [?], intending to come into the Fort King road near the Withlacoochee marched about twenty five miles and encamped near a fine pond.
4. Moved forward- the guide, not acquainted with the country, mistook his way, and brought the command into Fort Foster.
here Colonel Henderson joined with the main body and the train.
5. Moved forward and encamped about four miles south of Fort Dade on the Withlacoochee.
6. Arrived at Fort Dade and encamped. Transportation ordered to be selected by the q master for the Army in the field, and the remaining of wagons to be sent to Tampa Bay, Escorted by one company of regular troops, and the Florida volunteers. Wagoners directed to be armed. Florida volunteers to be [?]