Jany 22nd, Genl J. put the army in march towards the head of the Ocklawaha. Marched about twelve miles, part of the route over extremely bad road and encamped for the night. Compelled to open the road on the whole route.
23. Detached Lt. Colonel Caulfield to attack Philip and his negro force on the Ahpopka Lake, with his battalion and Harris’ Marines- Lt. Chambers sent with him. Moved the Army forward- marched sixteen miles, found a note from Lt. Chambers- encamped for the night.
24th. Moved forward- passed a part of the Thlauhatkee river of mountains had an extensive and beautiful view of the country including the lake. Met Lt. Colonel Caulfield who had succeeded in surprising Cooper and killed him and three of the warriors, and took nine Indian & eight negro prisoners. Moved forward and encamped near a small hammock with a fine stream of clear water running through it. Major Graham made a bridge over the stream