Jany. 7. Communicated with Lt. Col. Miller and Major Thompson on the subject of the question between them on the subject of brevet rank. Recd a report that Major Childs was on his way with recruits ordinance stores [?].
8. Directed Genl. Armistead to detach fifty regular troops & a hundred Indian warriors, to meet Major Childs- also ordered Major Nelson to proceed and join him. Organized the Army of the South into two Brigades the 1st under Genl Armistead and the 2nd under Colonel Henderson. Directed that
Major Morris should examine the Hammock where our Indian scouts had discovered Indian signs.
9. Directed the quarter master at Black Creek to double the supplies at Volusia. Troops arriving from the North directed to Volusia. Lt. Col. Crane ordered to take port at Black Creek, or at one of the posts on the St. Johns. Genl. J. moved to Fort Armstrong. Colonel Henderson ordered to Fort Armstrong. Lt. Col. Foster directed to remain at Fort Dade and to complete the work. Ration of corn in the field reduced and horses ordered to be grazed.